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05-25-2019 10:52 PM
JOAT
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Originally Posted by CharleyL View Post
The guinea hens roost in the low trees at night
Night time alarm.
05-25-2019 10:49 PM
JOAT
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Originally Posted by CharleyL View Post
Theo,

I would love to see a photo of that barn. Can you take a photo of it and post it?
Will see what I can do.
05-25-2019 06:29 PM
CharleyL The barn is way too small to live in. It's for plastic horses.

The goats are real. Theodosia, the momma, is about 3' tall and 4' long. My grand daughter now has 5 goats total, plus about 15 chickens and a couple of guinea hens. The guinea hens are wandering free on the farm and eating the tics and other insects. They are doing a great job so far. Before their arrival it was quite easy to find tics on you after being in one of the fields. Now you can walk in the same places with no fear of tics getting on you. She lets the chickens loose in the yard, but pens them up at night. The guinea hens roost in the low trees at night and don't eat much, likely because of all of the tics and insects that they are consuming.

Charley
05-25-2019 11:42 AM
DaninVan That is outstanding, Charley! A labour of love, for sure.
(Those goats sure look real. And giving birth? What an imagination! ... )
05-24-2019 07:53 PM
Nickp WOW, Charlie...can you make another one just like it so I can move in...?
05-24-2019 12:05 PM
CharleyL
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Originally Posted by harrysin View Post
With such detail I'm not surprised that it took so long Charley. Such construction will survive several generations.

Thanks Harry,

I made it from mostly scrap pieces of Baltic Birch of several thicknesses left over from a large project that I built for one of the NC Science museums, so I spent very little cash making it. I think the hinges were the big cost item. For the window trim, corners, roof beams, and coral fencing I used mostly poplar, also from scrap. Making the 1/8" thick trim pieces gave me a lot of experience using my Grrippers with 1/8" side pieces, but I also used a thin strip ripping jig on the table saw for this. The barn corners are L shaped 1/8" thick pieces, and I think the sawdust created from making them wasted more wood than I ended up keeping in the finished piece.

Charley
05-24-2019 11:51 AM
CharleyL
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Originally Posted by jj777746 View Post
Fantastic job Charley,more intricate than my concrete block stables I owned years ago.
Horses don't eat concrete blocks, so your stable must have survived well. I've had to re-make several friend's horse stalls and fencing after their horses chewed them to the point of them almost falling apart. The horse barn that I helped add gates to for my grand daughter back in January has considerable damage from the horses that once lived there. The doors/gates needed replacing to keep the goats in because of the chewed condition of the originals. We built these for 2 of the four stalls. One stall is the storage space for the goat food (it's being kept in a non working chest freezer to keep the rodents and raccoons out). The remain stall will be repaired soon for possibly a pair of burrows that are supposed to be given to my grand daughter. The owner hasn't yet fully decided on giving them up.

The recent completed toy horse barn photos were taken in my new, and as yet not fully completed photography studio that's located in a large spare bedroom of my home. Photos of the studio will also be posted (separate post) when I have it more completed.

Charley
05-24-2019 11:19 AM
CharleyL
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Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
Every time I visit my older son I pass a horse barn that is the twin of that one. Except yours is smaller.
Theo,

I would love to see a photo of that barn. Can you take a photo of it and post it?

Attached are a few photos of my daughter's first goats. I don't yet have photos of the new ones. The mother brown goat (Theodosia) is the one that just gave birth to the two newest babies. The smaller white and brown one (Virginia) is the older daughter of the mother goat, and she was purchased together with her mom back in January.

Charley
05-24-2019 10:04 AM
harrysin With such detail I'm not surprised that it took so long Charley. Such construction will survive several generations.
05-24-2019 05:31 AM
jj777746 Fantastic job Charley,more intricate than my concrete block stables I owned years ago.
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