Saturday, February 09, 2013

Marvelous Times

Our farmer is not getting any smarter. Yesterday our farmer was walking around marveling. I don't know if you know any farmers but if you do you have probably seen them marveling. Certain times of year especially they walk around marveling, I guess it is something similar to going in heat.

"Listen to that," they will marvel, "the frogs are already singing down in the pond."

"Oh my goodness, look," they will marvel, "the hummingbirds are back."

Or: "I'll be darned, new catkins on the willow tree."

Usually they marvel over something you noticed about a month ago.

Anyway yesterday our farmer just to show what I am up against was walking around marveling and said to Wendell, "for Pete's sake it is almost February."

Wendell goggled his eyes in amazement, he will marvel about anything if it is presented in the right tone of voice.

"NO!" he goggled. "IT"S IMPOSSIBLE!"

"Where does the time go, Wendell?" the farmer asked.

Wendell goggled in stupefaction, he did not even try to answer.

I will tell you where the time goes, it goes around in a circle and then it comes back. Sometimes it goes down a rabbit hole and stays there for a while. But then it goes around and comes back. if you don't know that what can I say. Haven't you noticed anything.

"Oh, Catkin," said the farmer, suddenly. "That would have been a good C name."

The farmer always thinks of good C names when it is a D year, this is in the nature of farmers I think, like marveling.

Anyway, that's all.

Oh p.s. there has been an uproar about Crumpet's t-shirt so she will get a t-shirt after all. Not right now. Probably when the swallows come back. Unless time goes down a rabbit hole. Then it will be later.


Ozarks Goat Girl said...

Woo! Woo! Woo! My life has suddenly burst out of the depth of the dark dank rabbit hole it was in, the JB t-shirts have been thrown carelessly about, all is flowers and sun and happy banjo music with the promise of a Crumpet t-shirt on the horizon, no matter how long it may take!!!!

Terry said...

Well, if the farmer were here, then she'd have two feet of snow to marvel at, which really is something. I guess our time is different than your time as we aren't marveling at springtimey things. Also, you'd get to taste the fluffy white stuff, which, by the way, Caper says is delicious.

Marigold said...

“In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Isn't that *marvel*lous?

Anonymous said...

Winter is nearly halfway over, in our hemisphere anyway!

Anonymous said...

Almost February? Almost February?
Oh, what's the use. Anyway, the geese are flying and flying NORTH in these parts. AND, I think one of them was wearing a tiny little T-shirt with some letters...yes, let me see: A...M...O...K

What could it stand for? I know!!
"This Goat's Life!" (the "M" and the "K" are silent).

Ozarks Goat Girl said...

I hope you fellow readers are continuing to check out Crumpet's own page. There's been a couple points of breaking news added lately. Don't miss out!

Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone wants to break the news to the farmer but It's almost MARCH. It can't almost be FEBRUARY because it is FEBRUARY
!....or I am in a time warp... and I think a catheter is after me.

goatfarmer said...

My goodness, where does the time go?