Friday, March 30, 2012

Ready...get set....Catch The Buck!

Bear with me...I have been planning this blog for a while so I have a backlog of stories to tell.

On your mark, get set...catch the buck!
Ever tried to wrestle a 250 lb large male goat buck who decidedly does not want to be caught....and keep in mind that you are 5'4, female...and decidedly less than 250 lbs in weight?

Let's just say that your arms will not be able to lift anything for a week, and your face will look like something out of a clown show after being drug through all the lovely piles of manure...fresh manure mind you...and other unmentionable things in the paddock.

However, that said...there is a method for catching such a large beastie when you are not a large beastie, do not posses a lariat, or a handy horse and a lariat...or a handy husband that is currently available for said chore.

Jenny's method:
Step one: Step quietly among 70 beasties and zero in on your target. Sidle nonchalantly toward to your quarry, and start singing softly. Stop to pat and scratch doe heads as you make your way closer...closer.
Step Two: Once within about five feet from your desired target, crouch down on all fours and start inching bit by bit closer. Keep singing, they like it. Do not make eye contact.
Step Three: Reach your right hand out slowly aiming for Buck's hind leg, never making eye contact, and talking or singing to the other goats who are curiously crowding around wondering what the heck you are doing, and if you have a goody for them. When within four inches of Buck's hind leg strike out fast as lightening and grasp his hock...and get ready for a wild bucking dervish to try to break your arm...hang on as you get dragged through the dirt.
Step Four: As you are being dragged through the muck grasp the halter hanging out of your pocket and swing it up and over his bucking head...try not to snag just one massive horn...get them both or you have to start over! Loop it over his head win!

Congratulate yourself on a job well done...and try to pretend that that was not your rotator cuff that you heard and felt tearing.

Anyone care to try?

I love goats.


  1. Well I am glad that you started a blog, they are one of my favorite things. I love getting to know people thorough their writing, and it is a great way for me to know what is going on with you and your life. I hope that you continue to write posts and that maybe you will throw in some stories about you and your cute family as well. Love ya.

  2. Thank you Steph, sorry that it took me so long to get a blog going. It's also going to be a favorite comfort food recipes blog as well as other stuff. There really isn't a lot of time to do it, we just finished planting 680 strawberries and now we have another 1000 raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries residing in the barn that have to be planted by Tuesday when another 3000 more plants will arrive. I must have been a raving lunatic to think that we could do all of this in one Spring!