We need a sheep shelter – somewhere for the ewes to lamb in in the spring. Although we built the alpaca shelter last Christmas it was sort of a kit in that all the pieces came together – but there weren’t any instructions! It is cheaper and more satisfying to build our own shelter so that is what we will do this Christmas holiday. But before we build the big shelter we wanted to try out a little one.
So James made this:
It is the best constructed, cutest sheep shelter I can imagine. I think it will outlive us. He used fence panels and posts and corrugated iron for the roof. For someone who doesn’t think he can build things he has done an amazing job.
He spent quite a while working out how to support the roof with wood and it all seems to work. Once the big shelter is finished we will get some lime to put on the floors of all our shelters as this is meant to be good. And then we can start thinking about a goat shelter maybe ……
We are now ready to tackle the big shelter ready for these cute sheep to have even cuter lambs in – hopefully
The ram seems to have tupped all the sheep, but we are keeping him until January to be sure
Well Done James xx