B & C Kikos & Savannas


N.E. Tennessee

Located off I-81 near the Tri-Cities Area


Here are a few "how-to's" for things we have found useful around the farm.  

Also, see our "LINKS" page for links to books, catalogs, services and such, that we have found useful.

Portable Hoop Hut Shelter

With the arrival of the spring grasses we have been moving our sub-herds to our remote pastures, which is part of our ROTATIONAL GRAZING program to reduce the parasites in our goats naturally, rather than with chemicals. This also allows our own pastures to "rest" and re-grow, and most of the parasite eggs to die off, since their "hosts" (our goats) are not present for several months.  This helps break the parasite reproductive cycle. By the same token,

the remote pastures have been resting since late fall, and hopefully the parasites there have died off during our long, cold, "when-will-it-ever-end" winter!  


There are few trees for shade and rain shelter in some parts of the remote pastures, and we ARE hoping for some more rain.  So we are again building and moving our temporary tarp huts to these new areas. We are often asked by our customers how we these build huts, so we thought a short primer with pictures to illustrate would be helpful!​

 Click here for a PDF on how to build ​Hoop Huts