In answer to a question about the hay feeder for the goats–
The origin of this setup was the creep feeder that my cousin picked up at an auction earlier this year.
I had some metal roofing material that had been left here by the previous owners, a feed trough, and some spare wood, and it all came together as a free hay feeder to stave off hay waste this winter.
If you don’t have a metal creep feeder, you can construct a feeder out of wood, making slats. Make it work however you can. If I hadn’t had the metal feeder, that’s what I would have done.
The creep feeder was attached to posts, at a height comfortable for the goats, up against the fence line.
The fence was cut out in the section over the feeder to make room for me to toss in a bale of hay.
The roof, which shelters the feeder from rain, was carried over to also shelter a feed trough for grain.
There is a smaller cut-out here for me to pour in their feed.
This winter, I can cart over a bale of hay and toss it in, and feed their grain, and know that it will be kept safe and dry–and that there will be MUCH less waste!