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I am not sure which is Margoat and which is Baaabara (or Seraphina and Eric) but they are both utterly chaaaaaaaarming and seem to be living in a goat paradise, enriched by the goat hive. Great project, great goats. Love the goats. Do you milk them?
a perfect 10 on the adorable meter. I want goats that I can dress up too!
two please, one would be lonely without playmates =o]
A Post Apocalypse, Post Global Warming Igloo OR The Playhive - a climbing frame for baby goats or children
Absolutely right. Adorable goats playing on their hive would be the logical conclusion to this tutorial. I second the demand. I at least want to see a goat climb the hive, if not actual frolicking.
absolutely right... I used to macrame in my youth, so I have slight knotting experience, but these instructions were not nearly enough to teach me this. Not enough there to help me visualize the end result or the final steps
Thanks for sharing this. I spent 1500 bucks building a 25x25' enclosure for my rescue cats, but when I move, I am going to want to do something similar to this, and I am glad to know it didn't take a ton of experience to have it come out right.
I will keep all that in mind. I will hopefully NOT be in Florida when it is time to build a new one :)
I know exactly what you mean... I look at the enclosure I had built, and figure I could have done a much better job myself, but it just seemed so daunting. I generally have anywhere from 6-15 cats, so everything has to be on a larger scale, but I am trying to scale back on the rescues, so I can probably build something myself in the future. One question, did you use pressure treated lumber? I currently live in Florida, where damp and insects are a real concern. I wonder if I could use Trex or some other synthetic to build a longer lasting structure.
Most of the times that I have been locked out of my house, it's not because I forgot or lost my key, its because I ran outside for a minute and the door locked behind me, so the license plate would work for that, providing that A) you are decently dressed and B) you can find a screwdriver. I put my spare in an old film canister and buried it in the backyard. Unless you knew where to dig, you could spend a lot of time searching... and it's in a private area so I can dig it out while less than decently clothed without attracting undue attention. I believe if a criminal wants in my house, they'll get in, but keeping the doors locked deters walk ins, and will slow down the less determined burglars.
PLEASE don't use red palm oil. Red Palm Oil production is destroying orangutan habitat. Surely you could substitute a more eco-friendly product? I love the idea of homemade soap, but it would be lovely if it could be kinder to the earth.