The Great Goat Rodeo

The Great Goat Rodeo

Optimus Prime

As promised…….

After my last post about Addy being pregnant…….

Addy

*****Addy Is In A Family Way***

…..I needed to finish my story about running down our various goats…..in the mud…….

Orchestrating…..catching…..&…..ultimately…..dragging various goats into appropriate stalls or pens is difficult at best…….

…..but add to that scenario…….

…..procrastination…….

…..failing daylight…….

…..along with recent torrential rains & the resultant/deep/paddock mud…….

…..it’s all not a good recipe for success…….

…..it was a GREAT recipe (however) for ear-numbing expletives…….spat and spluttered through mud-spattered lips…

…..my older daughter was summoned for emergency help, after my younger daughter wasn’t willing to throw herself at mud-caked, panicking goat…….

Looking Down My Muddy Patrice Into The Mud…

…..or to even tolerate getting the least bit of dirt on her personage…….

…..as one of her previous teachers had said on multiple occasions…….

…..pretty is NOT on the report card…….

…………………as you can imagine——-my younger daughter’s stalling didn’t set well with me…………………

…………………AND…..as you can also imagine…..my already short/muddy fuse got rapidly clipped even shorter on that stick of dynamite (which is my patience)…….

…..AND THE GOATS STILL NEEDED TO BE WRANGLED…..IN THE MUD…..AND IN THE DARK…….

We needed to get the meat goat buck in a separate pen from the dairy goat buck…

Professor Dillamond (Dairy)  &  Optimus Prime (Meat)

And my older daughter and I finally got several of the meat goat does in with Optimus Prime…

Snickers “In Milk”

…..while Professor Dillamond (the dairy goat buck) was gifted with three of the dairy goat does…

Snickers & Last Year’s Baby

~~~(If you recall…we need the girl goats to have babies…so that they will “come into milk”…….

Addy And Her Last Foal

…..so that they will have extra milk…..for Addy’s future foal…..(if Addy’s baby needs to be supplemented after he/or/she arrives)~~~

Goats In The Dark

You have to admit…….it’s a good plan on paper…….except for the procrastination…….and the resulting darkness…….and the mud…

………….but what’s that old saying………….

………….about best-laid plans of mice and men………….?

…..afterwards, we sooooooooooooo desperately needed baths………….

And NONE Of My Older Daughter’s Fingernails Were Loosened

…………………Yippee!…

 

 

 

 

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