The feel, appearance or consistency of a surface or substance.


I’m a texture person.   I can work on engines or equipment but I don’t like it.  Why?  I don’t like the feel of grease or oil.

Onions are food that I will eat but only in certain ways.  At the house that I grew up in, those people treat onion like it is a food group.  Lots of onions.  I don’t mind “some” onion but I don’t want to contaminate the entire dish with onion.  And it isn’t the flavor that gets me.  It is the texture.  Something about the way that they crunch that makes me cringe.   I really like a good onion ring.  Thinly sliced in a beer batter.  Jake’s Rib in Chickasha has decent bbq but wicked good side dishes, especially their onion rings.  But if a ring is too fat, I’m out.  And if while eating an onion ring, part of the onion slides out of the batter shell, I’m way out.  Then it’s like trying to eat a hermit crab as it climbs out of it’s shell.

I also really like Best Maid hamburger dill slices.  I can eat them by the jar.  Recently, I bought a gallon of them.  I also bought a gallon of Best Maid whole dill pickles.  Same damn thing, just not sliced.  People in my house will eat them.  I tried one.  Taste is fine but the texture of biting through that whole pickle just doesn’t work for me.

Texture has become HUGE in the wether goat industry.  It has been in the sheep as well but not quite like the goats.  The texture of hide and skin is paramount.

This wether has great touch.

It’s hide fits like a pair of orange shorts on a Hooter’s waitress.

I would like to see this wether have a tighter hide.

A wether can be structurally correct, heavy boned, packing lots of muscle, up fronted, good when you set him in motion, correct in finish, level hipped and really eye appealing and that goat will stand 2nd or lower if his hide doesn’t quite fit right.

Sometimes, a goat can actually give up a tick of muscle as long as he is tight hided and has a firm touch.

I don’t have a problem with this.  Of course, there are some things that can be fed to tighten hides.  But, some genetics just can’t be fixed with any amount of miracle feed additives.

It is amazing the things that crosses one’s mind as eating a pickle is pondered.

“Mongo only pawn in game of life.”    Words spoken by Mongo.

Have a good one and a better tomorrow.

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