Sunday, September 4, 2011

Olfactory Overload

Ah, the first smells of Fall.......

Crisp morning air.   Being able to open the windows at night and feel a cool breeze.  Smell of burning leaves. 

Except I cannot smell any of those things.   You know what I smell?

Goat pee.  Yep.  Goat pee.  Stinky, smelly, rank, oh-my-god-what-died-in-your-backyard kind of smell (actually, I think decomposing flesh would smell better).  I was pretty sure he was getting stinky when I had the pleasure of smashing my face up against his body during Goat Wrestling last week, but it was definately confirmed this morning when I rounded the corner of the house to give Pan fresh water and hay.

I guess I should have known it was right around the corner.  The fact that Pan has been acting penis-ish and being a bastard was a red flag.  So, if I want to be able to hang my clothes out on the line to dry, we have to move Mr. Stink-O to other quarters.  Last year he spent most of the Fall and Winter in the back yard and I was unable to put my clothes out to dry.  I finally had enough and made him a smaller enclosure far, far away from my clothes line in late winter. 

Time to move back to your condo-sized bachelor pad.  At least you'll be closer to the ladies and can oogle them all you want now.  Just keep your oogling apendages to yourself for a while longer.  Date night isn't for another month.


  1. :) I can laugh, because I chose NOT to have a stinky sex machine on our little farm.
    On the other hand, you can laugh because I have to load goats in the van and take them to a buck. It has its own disadvantages. Stress for the does, threat of spreading disease, working things out with the buck's owner, bringing now stinky does back home in the van...

  2. Ah, yes. I remember that odor very well. Don'tcha have to wonder what in the world makes them think they smell attractive to ANY other living creature when they're like that??

  3. Patty, I really didn't want to have a buck on the farm, but we kind'a inherited him from a friend. Although I'm very happy with his kids & will continue breeding him to two of the does. I would really, really like to breed one of my larger Saanens to a Boer, but I just can not find one for stud around here. Which drives me nuts because I see them everywhere. I may have to get a Boer buck for our farm if it's going to be this difficult all the time.

    Mama Pea, I don't know what's going through the girl goat mind, but apparently it's Channel No. 5 for them! Wacky goats, eh? I had to give the girls baths after their date, I just couldn't stand smelling them even after just a day with the buck.

  4. I knew there was a reason I didn't have goats!

  5. I want goats eventually but now you've got me thinking.....exactly how far from my clothesline does one need to be to have my clothes safe??