Thursday, October 20, 2011

Apparently Peanuts are like Crack Balls...

to goats! I never would have guessed it  but now I have seen it with my own eyes! Yes,I have read on other blogs that  some goats like peanuts. So, on a whim, at one of the many,many trips I make to Tractor Supply I grabbed a bag of peanuts and threw them in the buggy. Plain peanuts.With the shells on. Plain.  Not half priced experimental government mind control peanuts. Just plain. All it took was to open the bag out side the goat pen. The scent must have carried on the breeze. Every goat froze,lifted their heads and sniffed the peanut laced air....kind of like on the nature shows when a herd of some hoofed food animal catches whiff of a lion near by..eyes bugged and nostrils flared and a stampede of peanut crazed goats thundered towards me!
I was amazed! Did they have some genetic programming deep in there goatie DNA that turned them in to some kind of peanut craving zombie goats?
Hmmm...I am going to say yes,that must be what is going on!
Let me tell you, we quickly discovered these goats will do anything for a peanut!  Of course, we used this newly acquired knowledge to totally entertain ourselves at the goats expense! Hey,it's not like they weren't getting paid with peanuts! We saw it as a win win situation!
Even the long battle for herd queen between Nibbles and Doodah will come to a stop and they will share a peanut! Unheard of I tell you! Usually the only thing these two come together on is a good t-boning or head butt!
Nibbles doesn't care if The Boy makes her look silly for a peanut...
dignity matters nothing when it comes to the delectable peanut!
See, just look at her! She would dance in circles in a tutu if it meant getting a peanut!

Then we have the poor lesser zombies...umm goats that circle around  with eye bugging and nostrils flaring waiting for the alpha goats to be distracted long enough for them to sneak in to get their peanut fix! Sweet Minnie,of course you can have a  peanut!
Dolly Doodle too! And let me tell you ..do not go in that pen wearing anything that might have had, at some time or another,peanuts in the pockets!
Apparently goats are like blood hounds when it come to sniffing out peanuts and will ,scouts honor, try to gnaw off your pocket to get to a little peanut dust! I am thinking it only takes one peanut to completely make an addict out of a goat. Just one.Who knew?






16 comments:

Pricilla said...

Hmmm, I have never had a peanut. I think I will have to talk to the publicist about this. She just says that we goats are already spoiled....stupid publicist

Chris said...

Easy with those things, Melodie.

I wonder if there's a goatie rehab nearby...

Jill said...

I had no idea. This is so funny. I so enjoyed all of the photos.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your guy is good with the goats - who are so adorable!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

that is so funny! Hope they don't find out about the rising peanut prices...

TexWisGirl said...

well, i only knew this because of teresa's blog at eden hills - her goats will definitely go gaga for peanuts! too cute!!!

LindaG said...

Thanks for the chuckles and the pictures. Great story! :)

JeffJustJeff said...

For my goat, Gaabby, peppermint horse treats are her crack. The other two could take them or leave them. I'll have to give peanuts a try!

Lap Dog Knits said...

Fun reading, thanks for the story and great photos

Jim said...

What a good thing to know in case you really have to get their attention sometime! Always carry a peanut! Who would have thunk!
This was very entertaining Melodie.

Saun said...

I would have loved to seen the goats running after you. Your goats are really cute. I got my card love it! Have a great weekend

Texan said...

Ok next trip to TSC peanuts go in the buggy lol

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh no! And peanuts are supposed to skyrocket in price! What have you done, Melodie! :)

Christine said...

LOL! Ain't that the truth!

Millie said...

My name is Millie and I am addicted to peanuts. I will attack my human and stick my face in her pockets if I smell peanuts. Yummy peanuts!

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, that is funny and what great pictures!