Sunday, April 29, 2012

pssst...get a load of this broad?!

Psssst. Hey, you? You, yes you. I'm talking to you folks, the people who read Jenna's blog. It's me, Bonita. I've been running this one-goat farm pretty much by myself and then all of a sudden this Francis girl shows up? Get a load of this broad?! I was just minding my own business, basking in the sun, when a white truck pulled up and this baby gal the size of a fat beagle shows up and wants to be my roomie?

I'm okay with it, but get this, she is TERRIFIED of chickens. She saw a Swedish Flower hen and ran away like it was on fire, or going to make her eat tiny, gravied meatballs. What a riot! Anyway, she'll probably be cool. Right now all she can talk about is her registration papers and goat shows and how fancy she is. Whatever. I produce a gallon a day. It's like what the pine trees say when all the maples start budding and get all excited they are finally green again. BIRCH, please!?!

A GALLON A DAY!

28 Comments:

Blogger Suzzanne said...

What a great start to my day! Thanks for the chuckle.

April 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I've been silently stalking your blog for.. oh, geez, forever now.. and never felt the need to comment. Until today. This post cracked me up. LOVE it. And thank you for feeding my milk-goat dream.

April 29, 2012 at 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Ariane (Grand soft day) said...

That gave me the giggles, thank you. Much needed on a horrible, grey wet day :)

April 29, 2012 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger J.D. said...

Bonita,

I think Francis is pint-size so go easy on her, please. Haha.

April 29, 2012 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Jenna, you are hilarious! This whole caprine adventure is really inspiring you, isn't it?

April 29, 2012 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

Welcome to your new home, Francie!! Don't worry, you & Bonita will be good friends after awhile. The chickens won't hurt you and, besides, you're much bigger than them. They're just little fuzzy-butts!!

April 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger seagoddess said...

LOL!

April 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Megan, Rudy's mom said...

That was best blog post ever! Thanks for posting so much today so we can live vicariously through your goat adventures!

April 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM  
OpenID domesteading said...

Olberhaslis are awesome! I have Nigerian Dwarfs but our breeder also does Olberhaslis and it was a tough choice between the two breeds (a choice I was finally able to make after seeing the tiny baby Nigies running around in the play yard - too stinkin cute!)

April 29, 2012 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger melody_cir said...

Thanks for the intro, Bonita. I've been admiring you for days now. I'm sure you'll be able to calm her down in time. Meanwhile, enjoy the excitement. And yes, you're the impressive one! A gallon a day? Congrads.

April 29, 2012 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

What a couple of lovely girlies! Will they be BFF's? Or frenemies? Time will tell. ;-)

April 29, 2012 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Angela Boyko said...

Bonita, you inspired me to buy goat milk feta cheese for the first time. It's yummy. Keep on producing!

April 29, 2012 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Margie said...

Love you, Bonita! Keep giving that milk, Girl!

April 29, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Margie said...

Love you, Bonita! Keep giving that milk, Girl!

April 29, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Love this post.

I want a goat. How big will your fat beagle get?

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I could probably tell my neighbors that it is a fat beagle. Might be hard to explained the milking part though.

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

ROTFL!!! What a hoot! But seriously, are you going to torture us like that, and only give us one little half shot of the new gal???? MORE PICTURES!!! ;)

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger PansWife said...

Psst Bonita, FrancIs is the male version of the name. I assume you mean FrancEs if your new roommate a female.

April 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger aerogramme said...

I do know understand why goat owner are sometimes referred as Crazy Goat Lady ... Enjoy the bounty

April 29, 2012 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Mist said...

Ahahaha! This made me laugh so hard. I hope we get to hear more from Bonita in the future. :)

April 29, 2012 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Cait said...

What a hoot! Glad your gal's got a roomie, I'm sure they'll be best buds in no time!

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Jenna,
Your writing is AMAZING!!

Love your new girlies.

Blessings,
Cathy

April 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Indio said...

Shouldn't you quarantine the new girl for a while to make sure they aren't spreading any germs? I'd hate to think that she brought some bug to CAF and you didn't spot it in time to keep it from transmitting to Bonita. Also, I thought Francis was the male version and Frances is female?

April 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Ruth Dixon said...

I love reading posts that the critters write. It helps us to see the truth in the blogs we read. Bonita, thanks for keeping us in the loop. And tell Francis to hang in there...

April 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

That is so funny!!!! I am glad She's occupied with the chickens. And Bonita is such a great goat. A gallon a day!? I'm getting that barely from 2 does but they have kids still on them. They are 6 and 4 weeks still. So I will be in the cheese business soon. Can't wait to hear more about the girls.

April 30, 2012 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

That is so funny!!!! I am glad She's occupied with the chickens. And Bonita is such a great goat. A gallon a day!? I'm getting that barely from 2 does but they have kids still on them. They are 6 and 4 weeks still. So I will be in the cheese business soon. Can't wait to hear more about the girls.

April 30, 2012 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Love it-what do the sheep think ...is the chicken strutting around now that she
scared a goat?? Francis is a great name...remember the children's book series about Francis...I recall she was a badger and liked jam.

April 30, 2012 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That was funny ☺

April 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM  

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