2021, Waiting on lambs!

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They have a sale for the gates right now, $160 cheaper. But I was trying to figure out how to get them home...🤔

Would need to rent a trailer just to get the long panels home, so I'm looking at alternatives again.

The 4×4 inch goat panels are 4ft×16ft, $55.
If cut in half to be 8ft barn dividers, it's more than 50% cheaper than a bar gate. Much lighter & lamb safe, too.

For the outside span of panels, I could put a tpost at the center of either end of the rows and string a wire at top & bottom to keep them secure from moving around. Then I'd only have the one tpost to remove every year. Or get anchors with a ring at top to clip the bases of the panels to.
Its still not long enough at 16ft, but I could cut a spare panel to attach to the ends to reach the paddock walls.

10× goat panels
Have a few spare tposts laying around.

So, went from $2,272 custom delivered, to 1k gates, to $840 sale gates, to about $550 goat panels.

Guess with that amount of savings, I can't complain about tposts!
 
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Somehow posted this to the LGD thread. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Ended breeding season today with just 2 cycles instead of 4 & there will not be a cleanup ram this year.
Trying to keep the 2020 lambs & select non-babydolls open, to grow or see what their wool does. Tatiana blows her coat after lambing, making it a mess, at least that is what I'm strongly suspecting. And I need Kibito to fill out already! Ugh.

Spring 2021, most ewelings will be kept, only the best spotted rams will be up for grabs, if any.
Sebastian will move to PA. Krillin is available, if anyone wants to buy him. I may or may not use him if he doesn't sell.
Billy & Michaelis will get lots of ewes.

Spring 2022 will also be a very limited year for ewes.
Billy & Michaelis will be for sale.

Spring 2023 will return to normal.

Hoping to get a replacement for Apostle in 2021 or 2022 & maybe for Billy in 2023.

Really want to stick to no more than 4 breeding rams. Guess I really need more paddocks instead, huh? 🤦🏽‍♀️

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My van is 2in too short & 2in too narrow for me to bend & fit the goat panels into it...wow, so close.
 
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