working with a wooden floor
I am preparing to get goats this spring, and here is my question: I have a really nice shed my son built for the goats, but it has a wooden floor - thick plywood that sits about 8" or so above the ground surface. How can I ensure the wood lasts as long as possible? Should I seal it, and if so, with what? Should we drill some holes in it to ensure drainage? If I had it to do over again, I would have an earth floor, but for now I need to work with the wood. Also, I am thinking of using a mix of straw and pine shavings as bedding - any thoughts? Thanks for feedback!
-- Tracey in Idaho