Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I Eat Like a Contortionist So You Don't Have To*

*With all due respect to JD at I Do Things I thought it would be fun if I did something around the internet for a change. As you know the chickens have moved into my goat pen. At first I was most unhappy about this occurrence but I am starting to see some benefits. Mostly chickens eat grain and chickens are sloppy. I have told you on many an occasion that grain is like crack for us goats. We are only given so much grain because some of us - not me of course, I am a responsible goat - would eat ourselves to death if we had unfettered access.

Since the chickens have gotten their free range it leaves the chicken tractor with a bit of lift off of the ground. Just enough lift for me and the other goats to try and sneak a little of the chickens fallen grain. First I check to see if the coast is clear.

Then I kneel down - which is a little tricky for an old goat if I do say so myself.

Then I twist and stuff my head under the chicken tractor! Score! Grain for me!

I also decided that the grass WAS greener on the other side today; on the other side of my fence. In the garden! I stuck my head right through to try and eat some of the weeds in there.The male person is not happy when I do this. He remembers the first year he had his garden. That year I managed to get to his corn. Heh heh. I ate his corn stalks before the corn had a chance to grow. He wasn't very happy with me. Now he puts the corn far enough in that I can't get to it. This year it is in the middle of the garden. Drat!

I can't say that this was any more comfortable that the grain eating exercise but I did get my mouth on some tasty greens.

I then snuck my way out of the hole in the fence and went about my way.

Don't tell the male person, OK?

Later in the day the publicist caught Jillian trying to eat the grain in much the same way I did.

For the benefit of JD, to answer her question, THIS is Jillian! See how her beard swirls?

I hope you enjoyed watching me stretch my old goat body in strange ways to eat my food today. Now you don't have to! Thanks for the inspiration, JD!


  1. My goats eat under the fence too! But there is nothing different on the other side.

    Silly goats.

  2. HAHAHA! Oh, Pricilla! You are truly a flexible goat when you want to be! I'm so glad you figured out a way to get at that grain and some nice, tender greens (but, yes, you'd better stay away from the corn).

    Thank you for the picture of Jillian. I'm fairly new here, and don't know everyone yet. I do love her swirly beard and I see how it could be mistaken for an "Ed Grimley-esque" hair swirl!

    Finally, thank you for doing this so I don't have to! I can check it off my list. You've made my life much easier!

  3. You goats are so clever, and sneaky, too! You remind me of ME trying to get to the special yummy chocolate bars my male person hides in weird, high places to keep me from getting them. Resourcefulness wins every time! ;)

  4. Pricilla, you are a terror! You make me laugh so hard. It's good someone is eating that grain!

  5. Pricilla, you are a very agile goatie! I'm glad you got a little taste of some grain.

  6. Carolyn - the horses across the street do the same thing. Sometimes I don't even understand me!

    JD - I am glad you liked my post today and are not mad we uhm, borrowed your idea. Heh heh. Of course, you could always try eating like a contortionist too!

    D'Anna - the publicist says she refuses to comment on her chocolate eating.

    cici - I am glad I could make you laugh. It is what I hope for.

    Daisy - I am probably not as agile as a cat but I did get my little treat.

  7. VEry clever goats. I have contorted myself to get food that I shouldn't have on many occasions.

  8. This is so cute! Popped in from SITS!

  9. Yoga anyone? I think that position is called 'downward goat' and the health benefits of that position are relaxing to the spine, increased milk production and clarity of the mind.

  10. I think goats just do everything they are told not to do! I loved the grabbing the grain under the pen--too funny!

  11. long until those goats start pasting the "found" feathers on themselves to sneak into the tractor to eat the pay load? goats are very clever!

  12. Looks like you've been brushing up on your goat YOGA!

  13. Lenox Knits - gotta get the matter what it takes!

    The Blonde Duck - thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Heather - heh heh. Maybe I should start offering a class?

    Lin - you mean I am not allowed to eat through the fence?

    jaz - yes, we are very smart animals but I don't think I would ever wear chicken feathers!

    Cute - heh heh. Goat yoga. You are right! I am a supple goat.

  14. Wow, you sure are clever. I could never bend and twist like that! My old bones won't let me!

  15. You two ladies are crafty women! Stealing grain from poor defenseless chickens. Now is that the right thing to do. NO! Naughty lady goats! But I guess you were having with drawls and HAD to have some. Hee hee.


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