The pitch is necessary for more reasons than just snow... Ask me how I know?
It is not unusual to go to milk and have to convince the doe to get off of the roof!
Yes, the new barn will be too steep to allow the goats to loaf up there, lesson learned.
I have 6 does and a wether of LaMancha goats, and I have 4 angora rabbits for wool gathering.
I keep them kind of together, since they both need good quality hay. The rabbits have their own room in the loafing shed.
Your shed looks really nice, and it is really pretty there. Your address says desert... desert looks like that?
Somehow, I would think of that as mountainous or woodsy definitely not desert.