Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fair to Middling

It is time for the Fair and everyone here is looking middling. No one looks spectacular. Who wants to go to the Fair and sit around looking middling. That is a lot of work for nothing. Red ribbons, who needs them.

Pinky and Xie Xie both look good but they are too thin, they milked down too far. So did Abby. Pinky Jr. is a big strapping girl and she looks good, but that's because she doesn't have enough milk. Blue and Betty might be fairly presentable if they bagged up for about a week. Maddy has at least one screw loose and certainly can't go anywhere near the general public. Moldy is too fat. Clover is too fat. Speaking of Clover, Pebbles looks like the Sta-Puf Marshmallow Goat.

Winjay looks fantastic except her udder sticks out the back about four feet, like a second grader drew her. If she were a drawing the title would be: "Earless Goat Walks Bravely Into Hurricane, Udder Sails Out Behind Her."

That's a long title but it's best if people know what they're looking at.

"You are doing that on purpose," the farmer says grimly every time Winjay walks by with her windblown udder.

Marty is going into an awkward phase, Crayola can't go or Crumpet either, they are too precious and would certainly catch something. Fabulous last place Wronny is even older and more stove in than she was the last time she went to the Fair and got last place.

So you would think we might stay home. Wouldn't you?

8 comments :

Terry said...

If you stay home then the Goatfarmer would not get any scones. One of you has to go for her. I say pick straws to decide.

Anonymous said...

This is udder nonsense. In any udder situation the farmer would simply GO!...put on her best face, grab up the girls and if it is an udder disaster, so what? Goatfarmers are made of sterner stuff than this udderly pathetic display of indecision. I say: Be proud! Be resourceful!...(and just in case - Be prepared to go udder cover IF the competition is udderly wonderful). Good Luck from your udderly adoring public!!

DebH said...

Oh man...you just kill me! and see you at the fair!!

goatgirl said...

The farmer is going because Belle Starr looks fabulous.

Ozarks Goat Girl said...

Goatfarmer, how about entering 3 goats in a class as one entry, say maybe too-thin Pinky, marshmallow Pebbles, and Blue (having let her bag up a week), and the judge could average their rankings together for the Herron Hill score.

Marigold said...

Yes, those scones are important like Peanuts. And the Farmer needs those scones. It would be sacrilege to NOT have a fair scone. So someone must go. It is certainly someone's duty. Besides, the Farmer needs to parade around the ring. Hey, maybe the Farmer will win a ribbon?

Buffybelle said...

What is a scone, is that some tidy something or other? Here in Oregon everyone has Elephant Ears, now that's a gut bomb! And speaking of ears I have a lovely crusty fungus on mine, so I am not fair, fare either. I guess this is a year for issues.

goatfarmer said...

What is a scone. 3 goats as one entry. Now I have heard everything.