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Building a Goat Barn #17: Windows!

11-13-2014 03:40 PM by David Bareford | 3 comments »

My daughters wanted the barn to be “hobbit-style,” complete with a round door. So, for the wall on the “human side” that will be visible from most of the property, I wanted to find a round window to match. Again through a free find on Craigslist from a floor and door company, I managed to acquire 2 beveled half-round and two rectangular door lites, double -paned: For the “goat-side” window, I was also able to get 6 15” double-paned squares from...

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Building a Goat Barn #16: New Residents

11-11-2014 05:41 PM by David Bareford | 1 comment »

As you may have noticed in the last post, the barn is already occupied. True, the walls aren’t even done, but friends of our were thinning their herd and offered us a doe and a wether, so I asked for a couple of weeks and quickly built a 20’ x 25’ paddock and partioned the interior of the barn off to separate the goat lounging area, kidding stall, and sleeping platform from the human side that houses the hay crib, the feeder rack, and the access to nest boxes and feed/water ...

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Building a Goat Barn #15: Cordwood Walls at last!

11-11-2014 05:19 PM by David Bareford | 6 comments »

My wife and I have been interested in building with cordwood for almost 5 years now. Initially, we planned to use the technique to build our Washington home ourselves but we found great home that was already built that saved us the work. Cordwood masonry is a centuries-old technique that uses short, debarked logs (like you might use for firewood) set in mortar to form structural walls or else fill in a timber frame structure. It’s a great way to use woods that otherwise would not be ...

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Building a Goat Barn #14: Covering the Roof

11-11-2014 04:14 PM by David Bareford | 2 comments »

If you’ve been following this blog series at all, you’ll know it’s been a lo-o-o-ong time since my last entry. Rest assured, I haven’t been idle—quite the contrary, I’ve been too busy to think about documenting and photographing a lot of the work. But, here’s a catch up of the roof. Rafters and purlins make a great roof for a gazebo, but a lousy roof for a barn to keep out rain. The covering starts with burlap. While not strictly necessary, the fir...

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Farmer Pabull building Goat Trough Feeder #2: Assamble the trough

02-10-2013 10:57 PM by PaBull | 1 comment »

The goats are asking “How long could it take to build a simple feeding trough, farmer Pabull?” i had a heck of a time getting the 2×4 joinery to fit nice and snug without over spending a lot of time on it. I used Tidebond III and galv. screws so it would last a bit. It starts to look like something when the plywood goes on. I am not sure if I got the right plywood for this exterior project. I might have to put some extra paint on it to protect it from...

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Farmer Pabull building Goat Trough Feeder #1: Old Goat Trough Falling Apart

02-08-2013 03:56 PM by PaBull | 7 comments »

It is the time of the your we get a little rain here in southern California AND we have baby goats on the way. So my kids are telling me that we need to replace the old feeder trough I build this old feeder about 15 years ago, but it is time to retire this thing.I need to get a roof over the new trough (the old one used to have a roof too) and we need more “key holes”, because we are adding goats faster than we get rid of the goats. The kids keep naming the goats, and you c...

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