"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Monday, February 21, 2011

Getting My Goat

I had some great success today in various things that I won't bore you with.

I brought home Lil Bit.

It's the little things in life that make us laugh and get us through to another day.

I had to hold eight other little kid goats while the vet seared their horn buds so they wouldn't grow horns.  I hated every moment of it.  The smell of burnt flesh and hair.  The screams of little goat kids that I was holding in my hands to keep them from struggling while this happened.  It is amazing how you let them go and in 15 seconds they act like nothing ever happened to them.  That's the kind of thing that proves to me that the Creator is a God of awesome mercy.  If you don't raise goats, shut up.  We do it because if the goats were to get their horns caught in something, anything, they will just stay there and die.  They are really that stupid and weak.  They were created to be domestic animals.

So I have a little baby goat who was rejected by her mother.  When I got to the barn this morning and she heard my voice she started baaaaaaaaing to break my heart.  It was like hearing your own child crying out, "Daddy, daddy, daddy!!!!"  The on site hand told me she was rambunctious all weekend.  I wish I had brought her home.

So, yes.  That is a baby goat in an adult incontinence diaper with masking tape, being fed from a bottle by the lovely Twyla.

I think I very much like being so out of the ordinary that people will visit here and find themselves laughing for a while.

I'm exhausted and I have so much to do this week.  The only easy day was yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. When I first saw the photo of the lady with the little goat I had to do a double take! She looks just like me!


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