Goats in the Powershed

I share chicken chores with another neighbor, as we share expenses and eggs. Today was my day. I went over there with Tobie in the Jeep, went into the powershed to swap waterers…

…or I should say I tried to. At first the door wouldn’t open, because it kept crashing into a juvenile goat.

Insert heavy sigh here.

Best guess: The door got accidentally left open yesterday, a passing goat with her kid investigated and found an open bag of hay sweepings I bring home from D&L’s for nesting material, and settled in for a nice long snack. Somehow in the process of that she managed to latch the door shut. Or yesterday’s heavy wind had something to do with it, I don’t know.

What I can say with absolute assurance is that two goats stuck in a small room for most of a full day will make an amazing mess of the room. They have exactly as much concern about where their droppings land as chickens, and a great deal more volume of output.

If you must move into the boonies to raise barnyard animals, please do have the decency to take care of them yourself. Don’t make them your neighbors’ problem.

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9 Responses to Goats in the Powershed

  1. Jay Bee says:

    That’s 2 more you could have had…

  2. Wayne Wilson says:

    Goat bbq ,goat jerky ,I could go on.

  3. buckeyebob says:

    We consider them part of the neighborhood around here . Critters of all kinds out here in the hills of north central Ohio . Buckeye territory . Chickens , goats , pigs , etc. They all roam these hills unmolested . We aim to keep it that way ! We eat them you see .

  4. DWW says:

    I told you to go shoot some goats…


  5. Spud says:

    Welcome to the free range, city boy.
    Just keep in mind , unbranded means free game too.
    Goat can be yummy…

  6. Tree Mike says:

    Pit BBQ with proper seasoning will, guaranteed, produce awesome,tender, delicious goatmeal.

  7. Everett says:

    OK, if you don’t want to eat them (which I understand completely, but Tobie probably won’t care about the source of the meat) is the neighborhood backhoe still operable?

    Nuisances are nuisances and sometimes the necessary education is, well, necessary.

  8. Joel says:

    🙂 Oh, no backhoe would be necessary. This is the boondocks: Myriad hungry scavengers are always happy to help me dispose of inconvenient bodies. I can honestly say it happens all the time.

To the stake with the heretic!