Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Everyone has a goat story

We watched the meat goat sell for $2,000, then drifted to the dairy goats at the county fair. The two goats stretched their heads toward us. We obliged and scratched their ears. "I had a Nubian once," said the woman in our group. "Smart thing. Figured out how to unlatch the door and get into the house." "I had an Angora once, for thirty seconds," said another. "I had one that chewed off three horses' tails," I said. Turning to the septuagenarian, I asked, "You ever have goats?" The man smiled and shook his head, "Yep, had a few at one time." The four of us now had sheep and Border collies. But, at one time, we'd all tried goats, and had enough goat stories to laze away time at the county fair.


  1. I had a goat once, way back, before horses. I treated her like a horse, used to run beside her and make her go over jumps. Loved that goat! Of course, she wasn't a horse, I couldn't ride her. Then came the donkey..... horses finally entered my life and have stayed since.

  2. Love it! I think I'm going to collect goat stories. I probably would be good for three or four.