Friday, May 27, 2011

Medical Terminology

Last Tuesday Husband put a gate in the goat fence so that I could drive in there with the tractor and shovel...stuff...out.  Handy.  When he came up to the house to tell me it was done he mentioned that Stella looked funny.  Well what he actually said was, "Stella has something gross hanging out of her butt."  Rather than something lovely and magical hanging out of her butt, I suppose.  "Gross" and "hanging out of butt" are pretty much synonymous in my opinion.  

Since she had just had two kids in November and we no longer have a buck, I figured she was just in heat.    I meandered down to the goat house and out into the field to find her.  Lo and behold she indeed had something gross hanging out of her butt.  I took her by the collar and led her into the barn, put her in the little stall and closed the door.  She promptly lay down and had three babies.  One little girl and two little boys. 

On the day I sold Pip, I led him through the barn where Stella's stall was open.  I can only surmise that he said his goodbye to Stella in a VERY special way on the way through.  Which makes me nervous because I don't think I've seen Dottie go into heat in a while.  Madness. 

Also, I think Husband's gynecological assessments, though correct.... may need a little polishing. 

Smiles from the farm,


  1. They are so cute! Sweet and funny story all in one.

  2. I want one!

  3. I am so sorry...but this whole post made me laugh -

    "sounds like symptoms to me"
    "she promptly laid down and had three babies"
    "said goodbye in a very special way"

    Only you could make a surprise goat birth so darn funny....WOW!

    Congratulations. I am still laughing. Thank you.

  4. [p.s. those aren't verbatim quotes of course, but it is the way I retelling it to the family. giggle]

    And the congrats are for new goat babies not for your ability to make me laugh, but nicely done there too. :D

    Have a great weekend.

  5. No. I am sure you are wrong. It is obviously a case of Immaculate Contraption.

  6. Oh Lisa--too funny!! I just loved your story telling--your husband could have been my man!! Ahh..little Mr.Pip got the last word--haha!!

  7. Oh my word, you can tell a good goat story like no other Lisa! I would have been as helpful as your husband I think, except of course he actually put a gate in come to think of it! ~Lili

  8. That's the best kind of surprise...I think. They are darling.

  9. Oh my! lol Never a dull moment on the farm! :-)

  10. Congratulations on the cutest little guys ever!!! They are so precious.
    Surprises on the farm everyday it seems Lisa, Char