Pioneer Woman at Heart
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One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Goat ~ Hubby Funny
No one claimed the Nigerian buck. He does have some handsome colors.
He was to small to jump a fence, and too little to tie-out. He was most likely in a fenced area. He was not starving to death, so he didn't travel far by foot. His hooves have been taken care of. He was in good shape too.
Poor guy was so confused at why and where he was too.
If he is the first case of a goat dumping here, it's someone smart enough to take him off craigslist before doing it. This goat is small enough to put in the back of a covered truck, or jeep too. The night this goat showed up, there were full size trucks and other vehicles driving through the woods/river at dusk. And some directly behind our property.
Considering all these facts, It was not worth my time to put up flyers, so we found him a new home yesterday. And it's a good thing we penned him and did not tie him out. When Hubby delivered him, they tried a collar and tie-out. The goat literally went bananas. They put him in a pen, and he was calm and fine.
When our 18 year-old got home from school, she said, "Oh, the goat's already gone?" in her sad, whining voice. I guess one of my other daughter's had named him "Benny" too.
Even Mom said he was cute. Hubby said we should have driven him to town and staked him in Mom's back yard, ha ha. Good thing we didn't.
Well, Hubby came home, ate dinner, put my chickens away, came inside and rested a while. Later he drove to the grocery store with our 15 year-old. While he was walking up and down the aisles, our daughter said, "Dad! You smell like goat!"
He laughed and pulled an egg out of his pocket and said, "And I have a chicken egg in my pocket!"
He had put that egg in his pocket while putting the chickens in for the night, and had taken off his jacket, then put it back on and went to town with it. He had forgotten to take the egg out, and it made it home without harm, ha ha! Now I have had my "egg in my pocket" moments, but I've never taken one to the store with me, ha ha! Hilarious.
I guess I'll be washing a coat today.