Anyway, she used a cattle panel (I guess it is really a goatle panel) and then she covered it with a tarpoline. A tarpoline is like a big sheet of plastic and it keeps the rain out. You can also bounce on it, but my lady didn't seem to know that. She said I was confused. She is so scatterbrained sometimes. You can buy them in all different sizes, she said, but this one was 10 feet by 20 feet. She could put it over in 2 layers for extra protection. She used some tea-posts for holding the goatle panel. They don't taste like tea, but she said that is what they are. I had to stick around to supervise because of course she gets into trouble when she is building stuff sometimes. See this bruise she is getting on her ankle - she did that yesterday. She's such a klutz.
Then Opal did neck rolls and looked at the sky a lot. She's kind of odd like that. She does it a lot when there is something new going on. I think it's a nervous reaction. Silly Opal.
Then, she got really brave, and decided to check it out. Misky is still pretending not to notice it.
After Opal deemed it to be appropriate, Coffee came over to check it out with Larke and Misky together. By then, Opal was right inside the hut. My lady says Opal looks a bit rotund. I am not sure what she means by that. One day, Opal did a sneaky thing and got into the pen with the boy goats. My lady didn't know how long she was in there, but she said it was probably "long enough." I don't know long enough for what, but she has this worried look on her face when she looks at Opal. She says if it was "long enough" then there could be new, unexpected and unintended goats here in December. I don't know where they would come from. I think sometimes my lady has some serious hallucinations.
I was kind of bored by the behavior of the other goats because they are so timid and pathetic because they are afraid of a silly hut, so I was just standing around eating yummy things. When I was building the hut with my lady, I was jumping in and out of it and trying to get on top of it and everything, so I don't know what those goats were so worried about.
So then ALL the other goats came over to see the hut. Opal was inside, Horton and his mom, Lotus were outside, and then Coffee was there with her daughters, Misky and Larke.
Larke gets bored easily, so then she went off and got into the garden bed. She thinks she's pretty.
After that, Opal lay down in the hut and then everybody approved.
So my lady said she felt better about the goats being in the garden patch now that they had a good place to sleep and stay out of the rain, if it ever rains here again, which is doubtful at the moment. We goats do dislike being wet, so it's good that they are protected. Personally, I have the whole barn while I wait for my goatominium to be built. Right now I'm busy choosing my wall colours and my tile patterns. See you soon!