Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Model Homes

Not quite move-in ready, but certainly a great deal of charm and curb appeal, don't you agree?

The foundation is set, the house is constructed... do note the bay window, the flower boxes. This is Chez Chèvre, a cedar cottage for Tasha Tudor Goat and Ada Lovelace Goat. The lucky darlings will have shade, and shelter, and chicken neighbors. As for the gentle ribbing about "plumbing..." I should have elaborated. We buried some PVC, so we can have basic water hook ups. A spigot, and two water bowls that refill. No water closets, or hot water heaters, no bidet for the chicas, not even an energy efficient dishwasher! Yeah, yeah... I know, they're really roughin' it!

Just a quick update, because I need to get back to painting the chica's cottage... just a little white wash for easier maintenance. Carpeting comes later... hahahaha.

14 comments:

  1. That is absolutely fabulous!!!!!! Such lucky goats!!! :D x

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    1. It's so much fun to see it coming together.
      I agree: Lucky goats!

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  2. Perfection -- love how everything is coming along!!

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    1. Ah, many thanks.
      We want to finish soon... we're hoping it gives us peace of mind about predators, and so we can get away without too much worry.

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  3. Nice!
    Lucky Tasha & Ada!

    -sj

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    1. They are lucky goats!
      I feel lucky too, because
      they'll be safe and so much
      easier to care for!
      Thank you, SJ...
      I think I know a dear
      SJ friend and neighbor!
      *wink*

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  4. Any bets on how long the house will last? You know that goats can eat pretty much anything, right? Also, I hope you'll post photos when one of them gets up on the roof!

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    1. Hey! Don't bet against the house!
      They will try anything, but we haven't seen them eat _everything_
      As for the roof top challenge... while they are related to deer, I don't give them much credit for flying!
      They're pretty short in the legs, and heavy 'round the middle. You're right though... they will try. I won't leave the step ladder in their yard, that's for sure! And if I catch her, I'll post a picture of Tasha stuck in something... that's a likely scenario.

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  5. How long before they climb up on the roof?

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  6. I wouldn't mind having this little sanctuary for myself!! :)

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    1. I admit: I have sat in the soon-to-be a coop, and reveled in the cozy, quiet quarters.
      And then... my butt gets cold and numb from sitting on concrete pavers, and my legs
      protest the tight squeeze, and I hunker out of there! lol

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  7. WOW WOW WOW!!!! This little house for the chickens is gorgeous!! You must be so happy with it. Now they'll be safe and cozy from all the southern California predators. No more late night calls to protect and heal the wounded. Instead how about random late night movie calls?

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