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Manger modification

new manger design

The first manger we built was flawed because the goats could jump up on the lid and it only took a few days of that behavior before they broke the lid.

Adding this fencing material prevents any more activity where they can stand on the hay and has the added bonus of holding a lot more.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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