Ideally Minto-kun would stay with other goats in their Grand Goat Shed:
|Grand Goat Shed|
|Grand Goat Shed interior|
But Natchan, the senior goat, doesn't like Minto-kun, and Minto-kun always makes his "I'm going to cry" face when Natchan is around. Conclusion: Minto-kun needs his own place.
So we started building one right next to the tool shed. It already has a roof!
|Minto-kun's freshly built roof, occupied by Natchan and Momo-chan.|
Minto-kun (left) is waiting gloomily on the side.
Our masterpiece of two pillars and a two sheets of plywood was completed despite the goats' best efforts to help.
|Goats being helpful.|
|Goats being more helpful.|
|Roof is ready! Minto-kun (left) is sipping water while waiting |
for Natchan and Momo-chan to leave.
|... still waiting...|
If this was a fairy tale, Minto-kun would be Cinderella, suffering from all kinds of injustice but finally winning it all. And there would be a happy end, Cinderella moving to the castle.
But this is not a fairy tale and the happy end was in fact just an intermission.
The tale continued and a typhoon came, last week, and the roof was absolutely useless in protecting its dweller against the wind and the rain.
|Dramatic typhoon twist|
Fortunately, the dramatic twist had a happy end too: Minto-kun was evacuated to the chicken coop, all complete with a temporary goat bed and a heap of fresh grass, and he and the chickens spent the typhoon in safety. The most rain-soaked character from this adventure was me.
|Typhoon from chickens' perspective. Please note the pool outside.|
|MInto-kun and the chickens|
The storm passed and everyone and everything survived - including Minto-kun's new roof! That was a second happy end in a row. Maybe it was a double fairy tale after all.
|... and they lived happily ever after.|
|... and after.|