Ok, ready? Front shot:
As you can see, I went with yellow. I love yellow!! Which is good, since Minerva decided she wanted to wear it. I had thought to go with green, but husband said yellow, and you know, he gets so little say in things, I just had to give him one. :) I love the yellow. It was a good choice.
Wait, you say? You can see something written on the front there? How very observant of you to notice! Yes, I did pretty it up a bit with some writing. You know I love that sort of thing. Would you like to see what it says?
Yes? Ok then!
Why yes, that did take a long time to do, standing on a chair with unhelpful goat people trying to knock me off/eat the paint/chew the brush/take my chair. Thank you for asking!
I had gotten the house (and Minerva) painted yellow and put up the trim, and thought it needed something. Enter the reused part. Or part of the reused part.
Shutters! Made from pallets! Woot!! And painted turquoise, of course, the same turquoise I used on the duck house. So I reused that too!
But the best reused thing? The roof.
How about now?
I bet not, it's a toughie. It's an old pool!
My parents got a new pool installed and were generous and gave us the sides from the old one. We cut it down to size and put it up there. Eventually I will paint it. I used the same pool metal for the roof of the duck house, so it's gotten quite a bit of mileage. It makes a fabulous roof. I am thrilled!
Once the house was done, I thought the yard needed something. The girls already had a play area,
|Minerva models and scratches herself at the same time. How does she do it?|
|Oh, I declare! I am SOOOOOO lovely!|
Which is being demurely modeled by Lilly. It is, of course, the Mini-Platform-On-A-Stump with tire and platform step up. Glamor!
But also in the yard were two old chairs that I got from the side of the road last year (yes, I pick things up from the side of the road all the time). They were in there from when the goat house was built--for people to sit on. But the goats liked them so much, I left them there. They were boring and drab and brown, and I thought "You know what those chairs need? Fuschia".
|Turkeys do not model as well as goats.|
Could I have been more right? I don't think so!
They needed fuschia, so I went out and got a cheapie paint sample and painted them up. Then I sprayed them with protective spray, and screwed them to the trees, because the girls also enjoy knocking them over.
So now there are the two Standing Chairs in the yard, nicely fuschia-ed up, for me to sit on and get knocked off of because they are, in fact, the Standing Chairs and not the Sitting Chairs, silly human lady.
But I digress.
The inside of the house remains the same,
|Seems I caught Lilly mid-poop. Sorry.|
Minerva will demonstrate for us.
She goes from the mineral tray,
to the hayrack,
and stands in
Ah yes, Minerva is a pest. In fact, she's learned to escape the confines of the yard, so we now have this
|She's ruined escaping for ALL of us! Selfish!|
And there you have it, Goat House Extraordinaire. I hope you enjoyed the tour.