Friday, May 8, 2009

Quick Fixes are Always Neccessary on the Farm

One of our wonderful commenters asked about all of the baling twine on the gate. Given the amount of hay we go through around here we have lots of twine. It can come in very handy. When Luke first came to the Farm he was a little buck and he was scared; he missed his nanny on his old Farm and he missed his brother so he kept trying to escape from his pen. He was small enough that he almost fit through the sections of the gate so the publicist tied some twine to keep him from going through or getting his head stuck. She has just never taken it down.

She has also used the weaving skills - a term she said I should use lightly - to do some fence repairs.

Mallory and Jillian like to, uhm visit Abby and me through a hole in our fence. Since the male person is going to replace the fencing in his "spare time" the publicist figured she better do something for now. She was afraid that Mallory's head was going to get stuck.

Michael is also hard on fencing. If I were to show you photos of all he has done you would be reading this blog for a week. Ha! I made a joke.In fact, he and Luke escaped through a hole in their pen yesterday. Baaaaaad boys! He also broke through the wire in his pen in the barn. He is a very baaaaad buck. But we love him anyway.

The publicist had to make some further fence repairs as Mallory was looking for another spot to go visiting. Let's just say she had help.

More help than she needed.

I also have some SpokesGoat duties today. I love being Spokesgoat...the publicist has made new soap! She made Citrus Explosion and a new scent, Chocolate Mint. These scents will be available in my shop in about a month.
And remember through May 15th The Chicks All Right with Pricilla Soaps and The Rooster in the Goat Pen soaps are on sale for 20% off for all of my very special blog readers. Just put "blog" in the notes to seller and the publicist will either send you a new invoice or a refund whichever you prefer. Soap on sale, isn't that great? Aren't I a wonderful SpokesGoat?

And of course, the newsletter. All signups through May 16th are entered into a drawing for THREE BARS of my rich soap. Woo hoo!


  1. you win witch trophies for being the best witch of course! actually, i think they were passed out at costume balls for the best costume. i like the fist explanation better. hey, fence art! i like the weaving on the fence. you could do a big spider web!

  2. Your publicist did an excellent job fixing the fences to keep everyone safe. And Kevin looks really cute trying to untie all the knots.

  3. Ha! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who puts baling twine to use as fencing, tarp tie-downs, etc. Our llamas are constantly pulling the twine back through the fence and chewing on it. They're like having toddlers in the house. Sigh... what's a girl to do?! Your Citrus Explosion soap sounds really yummy. When you list it, could you please post that it is available in your store - I know when it is cured and ready to list I will have forgotten about it. Anything that happened less than a couple of hours ago, I forget about. I'm not losing my mind, my hard drive is filling up. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!

  4. the thing I like most about your blog is that it is ALWAYS updated! I wish I could do that! Guess it helps to have all those extra hooves around to type!

  5. You'd be amazed at what I can do with a zip tie!

    What mischievous goats!

  6. Resourcefulness is an admirable trait to have. It's nice that your publicist keeps you all safe! Those male persons must be very susceptible to the contagious "in my spare time" affliction. We're seeing alot of cases of it here in Colorado, too.

  7. Wow. I never realized how hard on the fencing you goats are! I fix hot wire fencing with zip ties now since there are times when looking for the cordless drill, proper insulators and other supplies is just too tedious!!! I love baling twine too. It is such versatile stuff. :)

  8. jaz - thanks for answering my question. I don't think the publicist is clever enough to weave a spiderweb.

    Anne - the publicist has learned to be resourceful. Kevin notwithstanding....

    Split Rock - we animals are a curious lot. In most definitions of the word. I will most definitely tell you when the citrus explosion is ready. I am a good SpokesGoat!

    Marlene - It is sometimes very useful to have four hooves ;)

    Carolyn - I will have to have the publicist ask the male person about these zip tie things.

    D'Anna - I am sorry we have spread the spare timeitis to your part of the world. I guess it is pandemic too.

    Julia - if we had to gauge the cost of our milk by the cost of how much fencing the male person has bought and decide if we were cost effective - we would all be in the freezer. It is not good.

  9. When I first started reading, my first question was going to be "don't the goats eat the twine?" and then I scrolled down to see the photos. Is Kevin entering his "rebellious" stage??

  10. Wow!! endless red spagetti!!!

    (is it tasty??)

  11. wow, didnt know you guys hated the fence. That must be a pain for someone to keep fixing it.

  12. Lin - we will at least taste anything but are somewhat discriminateing in what we actually eat.

    Annette - it does look rather like spaghetti, doesn't it?

    John- we don't like to be enclosed is our problem. And the male person is not happy about us breaking through it.


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