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Jan
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« on: April 25, 2012, 01:32:32 AM »

I recently advertised locally for used, faded patio umbrellas.  Taking foot long pieces of PVC pipe and pounding them into the ground, I leave two or three inches above ground.  I then stand the umbrella into the pipe and open it fully.  My goats just love their instant shade.  And it is removable when we have to bring the tractor or ATV into the pens.
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 05:05:54 AM »

That's a neat idea! Over here it would get destroyed by the wind if I didn't get out in time to close it up before a storm.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 06:20:00 AM »

heck my goats would have eaten it!! if they could reach it that is!!  Grin Grin

it's a brilliant idea..and a good use for them.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 06:33:10 AM »

Pictures please.
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 08:32:23 AM »

I used to use those as goat and dog shade too! It worked great until the wind started turning them inside out and blowing them down. Once they hit the ground, the goats and horses shredded them!
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 06:29:24 PM »

The goats can't reach them which is part of the purpose of the pipe in the ground.  It holds the umbrella high enough.  We too, have wind.  Most of the time, the umbrellas can handle it.  I've only lost one and it was our oldest one.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 09:55:16 PM »

So, where are the lounge chairs and the tropical drinks by the pool?
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 10:47:05 PM »

We all know that goats melt in the rain just like the wicked witch.  We had a brief rain and when I looked outside, all the goats were huddled under their umbrellas.  I should have had the camera turned on.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 05:02:29 AM »

So, where are the lounge chairs and the tropical drinks by the pool?

 Afro Cup O Joe?
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 08:50:52 AM »

Nice looking goats!  I'm glad you can both re-purpose the umbrellas and give your goats some shade and protection from the rain.  Great job!
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2012, 11:49:14 PM »

that is too funny!!! I won't lie, I'd probably try that too if the wind here wasn't such a pain in the rear...
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2012, 05:53:37 AM »

I dont remember if it was here or another forum but I saw pictures where the folks got old used white satalite dishes and did the same and painted them to resemble mushrooms.

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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2012, 12:58:48 PM »

  That is a great idea, The wind here would blow them all over the Area.
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2012, 03:37:15 AM »

Rocky I remember that article here on this forum.
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