Some stuff that I don’t like

plus some stuff that I do like.


The past several days have involved doe goats, drenching goats and farming.   I don’t like any of those items.  I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I hate a female goat.   Hate em.  But, I can’t make bucks and wethers without them.

Over the years, we have not had very many toxemia cases.  Maybe 1 or 2 per year.  But now, for this set that is due in less than 2 weeks—been drenching 3 of them.  But, I won’t be drenching 3 much longer.  One decided to give up the pregnancy.  That was a pleasant smell.  Another was not responding to all the drenching protocols and she is due on June 1.  We are rolling the dice.  I gave a couple of shots to her tonight.  A couple of ccs of Lut and a big dose of Dex.  It will probably be a train wreck.  And the third one ran from me tonight.  That’s a good sign.  Drenching does…those are two words that when put together, well, I shudder, have bad thoughts and use foul language.

If you don’t have it, and you are dealing with pregnancy toxemia….you need the Coni Ross recipes for Revive and Magic.  For those of you that like doe goats and can drench every 3 hours, these recipes can be life saving.  I’ve got em if you need em.  Although, when I use them, I don’t always revive them and I dang sure didn’t find the magic on two of these.  Probably operator error.

Farming….it costs me money AND time.  And there isn’t a fun factor that makes it all worthwhile.  If it wasn’t for hay and grazing, I wouldn’t do it.  Bob Seelke likes to remind me that “I can buy all the dad gum hay to feed these damn goats.  I don’t need to be in a bad mood while growing the stuff AND feeding it to them.  I’ll pay somebody else to make the hay.”  Valid point.

I don’t like selling goats too cheap but I do like customers coming to pick up their purchase and they are happy.  Personally, I like it when I get a good buy.  I’ve made good purchases at price points of $250, $2,500 and $25,000.  The # is arbitrary as long as the buyer feels good about the purchase.

I’ll tell you something that I do like…Sammy Hagar.  The Red Rocker was killing it before he joined Van Halen.  He did hit it big with them.  Joe Dirt called them Van Hagar.  Yet, he is still rocking out and he is in his seventies.  He’s in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen but he ALSO needs to be in the hall as a solo artist.   Read up on Sammy Hagar and all of the other artists that he performs with.  This list is extensive.

I have very little reason to visit Cleveland, Ohio but I may need to just so I can tour the rock hall.

People, I hope that all of you can find more educational material to read than this stuff.  I leave you with thoughts of quarantine hair & beards,  2020 tan lines,  stay safe, get this world going again, have a good one and a better tomorrow.  GOD bless!

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