I’m not sure I quite get it, 22 and counting request for a post on the goat. TWENTY TWO separate people wanting a story on the thing that eats my weeds.
She (the goat, Sydney or Sidney or sidddddddddnnnnnnnnnneyyyyy) should have some exciting story I suppose, like some amazing adventure on how I went in Laura Croft (Tomb Raider) style into a bear den and rescued her from the jaws of a grizzly. Or how I was out on a hike, broke my leg and she carried me to safety, and we’ve been soul mates ever since. That’s usually how things happen around here, there’s always a story. (real stories to boot)
This story goes like this… We bought a foreclosed home out in the middle of an abandoned jungle. The grass was taller than my then 3-year-old son, the weeds taller than myself. Copperhead snakes and moosen goosen were crawling out from every jungle clump and all we had was a push mower… for 6 acres of jungle. Although it was fun (yes I have issues) chasing down snakes with a mower, I knew one day I’d meet the wrong snake and hell I was tired of cutting down jungle. So I turned to my husband and said, “I’m buying a goat.” And since he had just slain an adult Copperhead on our driveway with a shovel he agreed.
And so I put an ad on Craigslist, and the next day I had myself a goat. Exciting right?
The rest is history. She loves me and I love her. We often share Cheetos and coffee while headbutting the kids. There’s not much more to say. Unless you want goat facts?
Here ya go:
- Goats are from the same family as deer. They have several stomachs and only one set of teeth.
- They don’t like being alone… unless your goat is Sidney and hates everything and everyone except for me, or if you bring her Cheetos.
- Goat poop has no smell. BONUS. They put out instant fertilizer in the form of rabbit turds.
- Goats make awesome weather forecasters.
- Goats will not eat everything. They are very picky eaters and in a natural environment they will not eat anything that has been soiled or that could be toxic. (This does not include unnatural houseplants)
- They require very little vet upkeep. Wormer, occasional tetanus vaccinations and hoof trims (unless you live on rocks like us, she’s never had her hoofs done in her entire life).
- They’re fun and awesome and make you popular. (well they are awesome)
And there you go. A whole post about a goat.