1. Spend an hour drawing plans and making a list only you can read.
2. Go to a huge hardware/lumber store (in our case Mennards) and wander around aimlessly for 15 minutes until your DW grabs your arm and says, "Look what I found. I think it will be perfect for what we need. We will save a bunch of money and you won't have to work on it your whole day off!"
3. Come home with a couple of huge cardboard boxes instead of a truckload of wood and metal that will take hours to build into a suitable shelter for 2 small goats!
4. Open the first box, find the instructions, and announce, "I don't think we need these. It's a really simple set-up."
5. Put together the only piece that has to be assembled last.
6. Let the goats play on the messed-up parts while you spend an hour googling "how to disassemble a Rubbermaid storage container."
7. After fixing mess-up, have DW interpret the instructions step-by-step until you have a completed goat shelter!!
It's perfect! The front half of the roof slides back to make clean up a breeze and after the pictures were taken, DH installed a feed trough and mineral feeder on the wall. We put down some straw and have some very happy goats (and goat lady!)
Side note: We saved so much time that we got into the garden before the storms came and got this:
Blessings upon blessings!
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