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.


Rachy said...

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

Jennifer said...

Perfection -- love how everything is coming along!!

judy in ky said...

Wow! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Lucky Tasha & Ada!


Unknown said...

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!

Unknown said...

How long before they climb up on the roof?

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

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

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

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.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Cannot wait to share the big finish.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

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.

aka Jules said...

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

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

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

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

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!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

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?