Angora Goats: May 2009 Archives

So many things have been going on here at the Farm at Castle Argghhh! From getting things ready to sell at the Farmer's market to shearing goats to getting Buffy the Coyote Slayer repaired after being  Gored by said Angora goats, and planting veggies, late, due to so many Spring rains, I'm tired!

Let's see. Last Friday morning, I was on KMBZ radio in Kansas City for their weekly news round up.  I want to thank KMBZ for inviting me to express my goofy viewpoints from time to time - most radio stations would laugh at the thought of a middle-aged lady from Easton Kansas having any political or newsworthy opinions.  KMBZ is unique in inviting regular listeners to express their opinions on a popular morning radio show, Kansas City's Morning News with EJ and Ellen - both of whom are really smart, funny and nice people.

Anyway, after I was on the air, I stopped at Kohl's on my way home to return something I had purchased on-line.  Even though I had purchased the item several months ago, Kohl's took it back, no questions asked - YAY, Kohl's!  

When I finally got home, I put the chickens, ducks and guineas out, checked on the goats, and noticed that Buffy the Coyote Slayer was laying on her side, completely indifferent to me and my offers of food!  I looked at her more closely, and found that she had been gored by one of the naughty Angora goats.  Now, Buffy has not been behaving terribly nicely to the goats lately, for some reason, she has been stealing their grain, and harassing the two new kids.  I suspect one of the mothers of the kids took offense and butted her, and while doing so, pierced her left thigh from the inside out.

So I took Buffy to my vet, Jeanie Hauser.  Indeed, the puncture wound I saw was scary.  The goat missed Buffy's femoral artery by less than an inch.  Antibiotics were given.  I got instructions on how to rinse the wound daily with diluted Betadyne, and I brought Buffy home.

So, Buffy is recuperating in the house.  She likes the house.  I'm afraid that we now have a huge house dog instead of a livestock guardian dog.  Sigh.  But she is doing well.

Last Saturday morning, I actually arose early enough to get my stuff together and make it on time to the Farmer's Market.  (That means leaving the house by 6 am on a Saturday!!! _ ARGGHHH!)  I sold all my wares (well, eggs, anyway), and I got home by 9:00 am.  Since then, I've been planting vegetable plants and seeds, taking care of chickens, dogs, cats, ducks, horses, etc., and I've been getting more and more tired. (If you recall, I had some kind of illness the past few weeks, that finally seems to be "all better".)

Saturday afternoon, John and I went to our old Outback Steakhouse and had a delightful dinner - they have a yummy new menu.  Sunday, we went for a long drive - drove out to Valley Falls, Kansas, and admired the beautiful old Victorian homes in the town.

Yesterday morning, I went out to check on the goats, chickens, etc., and I noticed that one goat, Belle, was nowhere to be seen - ends up that once again, she managed to get herself stuck in a locust tree.  I hate thorns! I spent about 45 minutes cutting the branches away from her.  Then, I decided that I ought to just shear her, as she was overdue.  It took me about 5 hours to shear her by myself!

Today, I got Leah, Jesse and Annah Combs to come out and help me shear Morgan La Fey and Horus.  We did it.  I'm pooped.  And now, I need to go out and plant about 15 tomato plants, assorted herbs and vegetables and some - .... WATERMELON!!! YAY!

But I find myself falling asleep inside here, even as I try to finish this post.  So, damn.  I'm tired! 

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