Thursday, September 17, 2009


Yesterday was a very sad and happy day at the farm. Since it is so gray out already I am going to tell the happy part. My cousin Cora Belle won Grand Champion at the State Fair in Puyallup.

From what I have heard there were a lot of beautiful doelings there, so Cora Belle started acting conceited before she even got out of the ring. By the time she got back to her pen, she had stopped taking personal calls and hired Tangy as her assistant. I think that is a mistake because in my opinion Tangy is not that much help. But who am I to tell the state champion how to conduct her affairs.

For the rest of the day Cora Belle would immediately strike a pose whenever she saw someone with a cellphone camera.

Tangy also won a blue ribbon but that was because she was the only one in her class. The judge kindly remarked that she was a perfectly presentable goat or something to that effect, and Tangy was delighted to go back to her pen without even performing any of her patented "swordfish" airs above ground. As soon as she left the ring an army of beautiful giant Saanens with ten gallon udders came supergliding in, making Tangy look like an apricot-colored miniature poodle.


Lisa said...

So sorry about the very sad part of the day. Thankfully with goats, they really are into that ying/yang thing and they'll bring ya' right back up again.

And yay for Cora Belle, I know that the Goatgirl is very pleased!


Marigold said...

Oh, well, I KNEW I had superior genes. After all I did win 'Cutest Kid' two times. I can't believe Cora Belle has become uppity, though. Betty, yes, but Cora Belle? Cora Belle is a testament to what can be done in spite of having a jailbird (or is that trailerbird?) for a mother.

Kathy in KY said...

WOE! Congrats, Miss Cora Belle. Don't worry Tangy, you are a winner in my eyes! Just remember, you are in a class all by yourself!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Goatgirl over at Beyond the Sidewalks sent me over here because she gave you one of my pens. It's nice to see other goaties with a sense of humor!

And congrats to Tangy for her blue ribbon. I won a race that way...being the only one in my division, but you better believe I took that 1st place trophy home with me. I had to run 20 miles for that darn thing.

Amy L. said...

Darn it, we hauled our Scottish Highland calves in on the 16th and I met to go see if I could find Herron Hill, but missed the boat! Congratulations on the ribbons!

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for Cora Belle and Tangy.

Now farmer, you need to start a no cell phone policy in the barn for Cora Belle's sake.

Mme Cyn said...

Now I do realize, Miss Millie, that you hate to share the limelight, but one little picture of cousin Cora Belle surely wouldn't go amiss, would it?