Monday, December 07, 2009

Big Orange Milk

The farmer started getting wild-eyed again as Jammies drip-dropped back down in production. Big Orange was ushered in to be the farmer's personal milker, and her milk was pronounced pretty good.

"But she is no Jammies."

You might think a comment like that would hurt Big Orange's feelings but not one bit. Her goal in life is to stay under the radar.

The temperature crashed down into the 20s which meant all the outside water had to be turned off. This caused a lot of cursing with water being schlepped around in buckets. Wendell retired to his couch cushion, only hurtling outside under duress to pee on the truck tires. Then dashing back into the house. He has perfected the six second sub-zero piddle.

Peaches of course got to wear Baby Belle's blue jacket which had been retired "forever" (six months) because Peaches is very sensitive to cold. Meaning that she forgot to grow her fur out because she is only half Nigerian.

Two visiting lady goats came over for the purpose of getting to know Cowboy, my father. After the introductions Cowboy made a few half-hearted attempts at romance, but one of the visiting ladies was a big red Nubian and before long she was chasing him all around the buck pen, with her little sidekick bringing up the rear, in a festive Yuletide parade.

He fled energetically.

You know what they say. Cold hooves, warm heart.


Anonymous said...

Will you be doing a calendar this year?

Auntie lori said...

Yes, please do a calendar this year; I so missed the 2009 edition! Millie, ask the farmer to make you some warm water with a little something sweet in it to warm your tummy. I know that you are left to forage the grounds for treats dropped by other goats, traces of grain and spent hay.
Try to keep your spirits high and weight up; times are tough. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Oh Millie,
I don't know who is in charge of the calendars but please publish a 2010 edition! As a former editor & critic, may I suggest a retrospective,of course' beginning with you then a retro of the photos and blog notes from the last several years? I can recall many delightful posts if you're interested?

Marigold said...

Okay. I am quite intelligent but I somehow failed to see the reference to a calendar in this post. Perhaps I am getting old and my eyesight is beginning to fade. Or perchance, Heaven forbid, my Nubian side is beginning to take over. Oy.

DebH said...

I love the picture you paint of Cowboy, seems he has a shy side after all? Some Girls!!

Ying said...

When will the voting for goat of the year start?

Lori said...

Yes Yang, let the voting commence! Marigold, there was no reference to the calendar in Millie's post. Nor any reference to voting for the goat of the year; was not Peanut showcased in one edition of the calendar, after winning Goat of the Year? Marigold you are a linear thinker while I'm tangential and believe me it drives the Farmer crazy!