Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
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~
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Rainy, Cold Day Advantage ~ Goat on the Loose
One rainy day, two rainy days, three rainy days, done! The seat cushions are all done. For one table anyway. A few need the ties attached, but we can now enjoy them.
I've also been retouching the paint on my kitchen cupboards. They are getting a good cleaning, and guess what else?
Made ya' look, didn't I?
After seven years, I am finally putting hardware on them. The upper cabinets are almost done. I have two upper cabinets left to do.
There is a little snag in my progress however, so this is on hold now. I'm kind of bummed, because it's the perfect time to do it (before I get super busy).
Last night just after dark, we got a knock on the door. I saw Hubby run past the barn to look at our Buck. He ran back and then inside. He took the girls and drove down the road, where supposedly our buck was half way to the next town.
First of all, we all found this very odd, because our buck never leaves the property when he does break a tie-out. He goes to our door. Literally. If he's not in one of the other barns, he knows what door we go out. Strange, but true.
I however, stayed, and went out to see how he got loose. I rounded the barn, and there was Orion. Tied up and where he should be.
I was standing in the driveway, in my jammies, when Hubby returned.
The first thing out of my mouth was, "where in the world did he come from?"
In the truck bed, was a Nigerian buck. And he has large horns. Not ours, and not one we have ever seen around here. Very odd. Could this be the first case of a goat drop off? The goat is in good health, and well cared for, but no collar, or indication he was on a tie out. If he was in a barn, he could have gotten out, but again, we've not seen anyone near us raising goats.
The girls are already posting it up on facebook, to look for the owner. In the mean time, we may have to call the Humane Society to find a temporary home for him. We can't keep him here. He's in a stall in the big barn (the barn that is getting torn down soon). He may have torn up the barn last night too, as we have not yet checked on him this morning. Besides, just having him here, is spooking the dogs badly. They know something is here that should not be.