Mark and I were talking more about where to put a chicken house, and how, and where to fence. He thinks we could keep two goats in the same fence with the chickens. I am reading up and we are planning what materials, where, and how to build. It probably will not coalesce until later this summer. It is a lot to take up but with the garden already ready to produce for them it might be the time to act. We keep seeing deals on the livestock themselves but I have instincts that say to prepare their 'nest' beforehand - then we can get serious.
My idea of a structure based on Mark's plan.
He says my brain thinks in 'messed-up isometric'.
The blue 'pins' are cedar posts, and there is a fence along the side.
To me, this is a perfectly understandable representation of what we will build!
In the meanwhile I am a hovering mama. I stayed home from work today because of getting sick myself in the middle of the night, chills and then crashing until Esme woke me up at 2 am with 102 fever again saying she needed something for the hot. She seemed in fairly good spirits this morning despite it all - just very tired and hot and wishing I would stop and let her sleep. I work late tomorrow - hopefully we will both have better health to report before then.