Monday, May 12, 2008

Kinda slow....

Not much goings on around here the past couple of days....

I DID have a funny thing happen with one of the Kinder goats, though.

I was out doing the milking - since the Milk Maid has "retired" - and found out I have a "wienie goat".

Our milk room is at one end of the barn, the goats are at the other. The goat pen stops about 20 feet from the milk room and then it's another 8' to 10' to the milk stand. Every morning, I open the gate to the goat pen and ask for the first victum......er......VOLUNTEER, to be milked. One will come through the gate and head straight for the milk stand (and breakfast....).

When I'm done with her, She jumps down and heads back to the pen where number two is eagerly awaiting. USUALLY the second one is just like the first.
USUALLY....

Today's first victum.....DANG....VOLUNTEER, was Annie. A real nice, friendly Doe who normally isn't too bad to milk. Well, I open the gate and she happily starts toward the stand in the other room. Suddenly, she stops short, pricks up her ears and SSSTTTRRREETCCCHHHHESSSS out to sniff something on the floor. The hair on her back and neck was standing straight up.

I just KNEW it was a snake! And by the looks of Annie, it HAD to be an Anaconda or Python, or a King Cobra, at the LEAST.

Annie was standing FIRM - she in NO way was going around the thing. I caught up to her and stepped around her to see what she was so terrified of....

Only to find a small WalMart bag laying on the floor.....

I kicked it to the side, but she still eyed it warily as she passed, giving it a WIDE berth.

Maybe it was the way prices are going up that scared her.....

Dunno......

Of course, if she ever saw the price of grain, she'd be too scared to eat breakfast....

2 comments:

  1. *giggle* I doubt that, she would probably insist on having MORE, so she could get more than her share in, before we can't afford to buy them any!

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  2. Nicely written! I enjoy reading your blog :)

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