Friday, November 7, 2014
Catch Me If You Can
The goats, on the other hand, are going through their cycles again, cranky as all get out and frustrated. Female goats will modify their behavior in the absence of a male. Tessie was being courted by Sheila when it was Tess's turn to come in and she was more interested in Sheila than in getting her udder emptied. We made several laps around the pen while I tried to divert Tessie, and it wasn't until Sheila made her final move that I was able to grab Tess's collar and take her back to the barn.
I got a good start on window washing; not close to finishing, but at least it's a start. Like a little kid, Bessie Anne would whine when it was our usual time to go outside. If I didn't respond immediately, her whining would get louder and louder. It was a case of drop what I was doing and go with her or yell at my friend. I can't take the look of reproach from those puppy-dog eyes when I shout at Bess, so we would sit on the porch long enough to satisfy her and then resume chores. That's my excuse for not finishing all the windows. Works for me.