Right now we are battling mud and puddles and rain like you wouldn't believe...well, maybe you would! I've been coming up with ways to keep the goats out of the water and puddles that are everywhere now. My bigger barns are ok and dry, but my calf huts with young goats and my small Boer shed tend to get water running through them during downpours. The best thing I've come up with yet are pallets. Our feedstore sets aside any pallet with a cracked/missing/broken board. I go into town and pick them up by the truckload. I take them home and put them inside the calf huts on the ground. Two pallets fit just about perfectly in each hut. Then I throw a bale of straw inside each hut on top of the pallets. I don't fluff it up, I just spread out the flakes in the back half of the hut. If I fluff or spread toward the front, the kids tend to drag most of it outside. The kids work it down in the slats of the pallet by stepping and sleeping on it, and any water during floods can run right under the pallet yet the goats all stay dry. This works really well. I used it all summer as well, but it has just shown how good it is this wet winter. So if your needing a quick shelter, but are unsure how to keep the goats off the wet ground, you might try pallets under your straw. I also did this with the small Boer doe shed. I used 6 pallets spread out to fill the shed, then spread four bales of straw on top. Boy are they warm and dry. I also keep my new kids in these calf huts with pallets and straw. Keeps the kids off the damp ground, warm and cozy. Just thought this might help if you hadn't thought of it already.