Thought I would post a couple pics of the pygmy goat clan and their winter survival. I think they would like to see some sun too. When we first got these little creatures, the research we did stated that they needed decent shelter from rain and snow. What they should have said was "from wind, rain, sleet, snow, hail, clouds, neighbor dogs, coyotes, etc. This trio is definately of the fair weather variety. None of the three will even step outside if conditions aren't just so and thus, have spent a major amount of time in the goat barn, as we like to call it. Their room in the barn is approximately 12 x 16 and completely walled in. The door is their only way to look out and we did that so they could see us coming through the barn. They also have exterior access to the barnyard which is outfitted with running water but we close them in every night for safety and comfort. In these pics you can see how fluffy they look, can't wait to brush out that winter coat in the spring.
Ollie and Clem are the two dark goats and are 10 months old. Clara is the grey goat and she is Clem's mom. Ollie is just a spare we got to play with Clementine.