?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Morning On teh Ranch

Sold a goat this morning. He will be the center attraction at an Independence Day party.

Along with that, put a collar on another young buckling. Herself purchases these collars periodically; they're dog collars. We use them to mark the goats we are not going to sell, generally young bucklings who will grow up to replace the breeder bucks in the herd. This morning the collar went onto Shiners, one of our group of six who used the Bucket'o'Nipples. Got his name because the dark brown markings around his eyes make him appear to have two black eyes. Took the collar quite calmly. Bit part of this is we did feed him as a kid; all the 'bottle babies' become quite people-fied and any doelings who grow up from that status are easy to deal with as adults (as are the bucklings, a good reason they often become breeders). People who want to purchase goats as 'yard pets' usually get one of the bottle babies.

Shiners, as I said, took the collar well. I doubt he actually thought this, but enjoyed the thought (as he did preen a bit in front of the other bucklings...) of him LOL-Speaking to the other youngsters there: I can haz be working blue-collar goatz.

We finished off feeding the rest of them right after, even though Herself had only been up for about a quarter hour when the customers showed up. Now I'm contemplating a Dump Run, which means Houdini may get a ride in Forrest NissanPickup. Even though it's going to be hot today, Forrest will be in motion for most of that drive. The short period we'll be stopped (off loading and dumping) won't be too bad, then in motion. And after... a game of Hose!

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
tx_cronopio
Jul. 3rd, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
CABREEEEEEEEETO!

Have fun on your day off :)
merimask
Jul. 3rd, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
That's so sweet that your little "Shiners" is going to be a part of the family. ^_^ Man...I wish I could keep a goat! I really want one. Not allowed where I live though.
fatfred
Jul. 3rd, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)

I see dog collars at the Dollar store a lot.
madshutterbug
Jul. 4th, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
Yup. That's where she gets them.
quietdarkness
Jul. 3rd, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
"Shiners, as I said, took the collar well. I doubt he actually thought this, but enjoyed the thought (as he did preen a bit in front of the other bucklings...) of him LOL-Speaking to the other youngsters there: I can haz be working blue-collar goatz."

Better than: I can haz be working blue-collar goatz and u haz be cabrito lol.

(Deleted comment)
bordercolliebrs
Jul. 4th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
Re: Hose??!!
Smudge: D00d! Yes!

Squrrl: Except, like, Boss started it playing hose with those stoopid TrashBin beasts. We were all What's With This? And then the TrashBin beasts started puking stinky stuff all over! And like Boss would hose that down and we'd be all HerdTheHose!

Houdini: Then we all got into it without the TrashBins. It was great!

Squrrl: Until Boss snuck the BATH in at the end.
(Deleted comment)
bordercolliebrs
Jul. 4th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Houdini: I didn't need a bath. Smudge & Squrrl got one. They had the LittleBiters.

Smudge: Kiddie pool sounds like the goats and cows water troughs. We use those.

Squrrl: Yeah, like, we just climb in and jump around, or just stand there and all when we're really hot after herding the goats or cows. And then we can shake water all over EVERYBODY!
( 7 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

September 2015
S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow