Monday, October 11, 2010

On my way

 In the morning I am on my way to visit Texan! While I am away the Boys are going to work on a new goat barn!


 
We have been planning on this for awhile  but thanks to Mr.Tumnus we are speeding up the project! He is our only goatie that hates the goat houses they stay in at night and has made it his personal goal to destroy them all! He better be careful or he will be on Craig's list if he doesn't straighten up!

 Here is the kitten we kept,Oscar Peterson!


Isn't he cute...!




 Hubby cut down the dead tree lightening struck a few years ago in the goat pen...it had one live scrawny branch and the goaties started munching on it as soon as the chain saw stopped!

 

 This tree cutting was a pure red neck adventure for sure...I wish I had remembered to get my camera! It involved stuck chainsaws, compound bows, straps and an old tractor running along by itself and a huge crash in the end! You can just let your imagination fill in those blanks,LOL!



In the end it all turned out and the goaties got a good snack!  See you in a few days....!

21 comments:

Sharon said...

Drive careful! Take lots of pictures.......

small farm girl said...

Now THAT is a story. We need details of the tree cutting. lol

Kids and Canning Jars said...

Keep me posted on the goat. We are still wanting one eventually. I am resisting inspiration. Good luck with your project.

Melissa

Millie said...

That looks like quite a great adventure! We've had some tree cutting here too, and it never is boring. Looks like the goats enjoyed it. The kitten is awfully cute, but I've never seen an ugly kitten yet. Hope you enjoy your visit with TEXAN.

Foothills Poultry said...

A bow does a good job getting that pull line high enough in the tree to be useful.

Had an uncle use a rope that was a bit short to give that final pull and the top of the tree came down on the tractor. He jumped just in time to not get whacked, but then had to roll so that he didn't get run over. The tractor kept going till it went through a fence and into a ditch.

~~Matt~~

Tina said...

The kitty is too cute. Have fun building the new goat house....are you sure he is going to like this one?

Melodie said...

Matt,
You got the story pretty close! No squished tractors at our place though!

Callie said...

Cute kitty. The goat house will be neat to see. Those were some very happy tree eating goats. Glad everyone was safe. That sounds like a scary adventure.

wayside wanderer said...

Have a great time! Sounds like you go from one adventure to another. :D

Doc said...

After that you need a vacation! Have a safe and wonderful trip.

LindaG said...

Enjoy your visit! Hope you have a safe trip.
I love your opportunistic goats. :)
I hope Mr. Tumnus likes the new home...
Oscar looks like in interesting kitty for sure.

Jabacue said...

Have a great trip! Oscar Peterson eh? He is so missed! Glad I have a few of his recordings.
Jim

Jennifer said...

Cute kitten! The goats sure look like they are enjoying their leaves!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

on your return, want to hear all about it.

Lin said...

Uh oh. If tree demolition is an example of their work, I'm sort of scared to see what they are gonna make....and how. Maybe the "helpful" goats will help them! :)

Pam said...

Hope you have a fun time! Love seeing the goats!

Enjoy!

polly's path said...

so awesome that the two of you got to spend some time together. Sounds like, from her post, that you had a blast!

The Cottage Garden Farmer said...

Your new goat house should be palatial with all that wood.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

oscars a sweetie

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Lily and Tayet

sophie... said...

As they say..goats will eat anything and everything :-)