Thursday, December 29, 2011
The Scarlet Letter on the Farm
My BA & MA degrees mean nothing on the farm, they are but pieces of worthless paper stuffed in some miscellaneous folder in my room (actually I am not sure which folder they are in). My head is held in shame as my attempts to be a premier breeder of "something" is shattered again. There is always one animal on the farm that outsmarts me every year. This, however, is year 3 for this animal. I know. I know. I should know better. Should have learned my lesson.......I am blamimg it on faulty fencing this year.
Above is the problem. This is the "Scarlet Letter" on the farm, the big "S". Her name is Sassy. A Nigerian dwarf hussy. I think she just likes being pregnant. She is due when? I don't, maybe 2 weeks at the most. She pulled this stunt last year at the end of January, in the middle of a blizzard. Who is the father? Ears will tell me who. I am going with Tex, the Nigerian Dwarf buck or Mr. Annoying, the big LaMancha buck who jumped the fence on a few occassions. Last year she had twin mini-manchas. She started bagging up 2 weeks ago and then gave me the "I am pregnant look and I can't stand up long, could you bring me the grain?" look the other day. She kills me.
This is Gwennie, Sassy's mini-mancha doeling from last year. Gwennie is an awesome doeling! Lots of personality but hopefully she will not carry on the Scarlet Letter traits of her mother! Lucky for Sassy she is an insanely good mother!
Never a dull moment on the farm.