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More hay protection

goat on a tarp covering pile of hay

We added another layer of tarp protection to our mountain of hay.

Another thing we did was to block off the 2x4 she was using as a step.

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I'm wondering if you're going to have to spend several minutes every morning in the winter re-tucking tarps as the stack changes. Did that the first year we had goats and it was a Pain.
Comment by Julie Whitmore Sat Sep 19 07:51:07 2015
Julie --- That's definitely the downside of the tarp covering. Luckily, our manger is huge, so it might be more like only every couple of weeks to retuck. We'll see.... Mark also has some other fixes in mind that might delete the necessity for the tarps, which would be nice.
Comment by anna Sat Sep 19 09:45:50 2015

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