Renovating the Winter Quarters

We are improving our winter pens. Cattle pen from left to right: locking head gates, skirting, fix roof poles. (Skirting reinforces wall where cows will rub.)

Here is a close up of roof pole showing the base rebuilt with concrete.

A second pole has been dug out, a frame built, and concrete poured.

The locking head gates will serve primarily as feeders while open, but when closed will secure cows for inspection, medical care or breeding.

Here are the cows using the unlocked head gates to eat their hay.

On the opposite end we have walled off the space for the chickens.

This involves putting netting up to keep them out of areas they should not be.

The space between the chickens and the cows (not pictured) will be where the sheep will live.