Sunday, November 8, 2009

pots and goats.

Loading the kiln, it's about halfway there. I'm also having to fend off the goats and keep them from knocking over the 200 or so pots that are laying around. They like to climb on things and play king of the hill....like my wood piles.


More later.

Cheers!

5 comments:

Joe and Christy said...

Good luck with your loading... Sounds like it might be a trick to keep the goats out of trouble. Kinda scary with all those unfired pots....
Joe

Judy Shreve said...

I love goats -- we renovated a WV farmhouse many years ago -- neighbor farmer had goats. Many mornings we came out to head for work with 3 or 4 goats on top of our car . . .

cookingwithgas said...

we use to have goats- love them.
But i liked them best behind the fence!
I had one who loved to come in the house and stand on the TV.
Best for your firing.

Michael Kline said...

Do you know how to talk to the animals? Like Dr. Doolittle?

Those look like good boards. Is that your kiln wood? Is it pallett wood? Good Luck with the kiln,

brandon phillips said...

i'm working on getting things organized to keep the goats and kiln stuff seperated. i've never had goats so i didn't know what to expect. our barn has 2 sections with a 4' wall dividing them. the goats are supposed to stay on their side but those suckers can jump and climb over a 4 foot wall...so i have some work to do to keep them away from the kiln.

the wood is construction waste...mostly 2x6's. i cut it to firebox length and stack it and then chop all the pieces into roughly 2x2 pieces and restack in the kiln shed. a good bit of labor but it's mostly pine so you don't even have to chop hard to split it. i also break down pallets for wood but that is a bit more labor so i only do that when i have to.

i do have quite a bit of long lumber that i've found and have been saving and i have just about enough to build a 8 x 16 glazing/bisque storage shed. it's amazing what builders throw away.