Fall is finally here. The thermostat may still read above 90 degrees, but officially fall is here. This means that my summer of hell is over. It may also mean that Fred’s summer of fun is over, but he will find another season to have fun. He always does. No, I’m not done with all of the projects at the new place, but with the arrival of fall, that means I will have more time to work on them. One state fair is done and another will be done next week. There aren’t many goats left to look at or sell. Dark will come earlier. No more wasps, poison oak, 115 degree weeks, fences to be built, furniture to be moved, etc, etc. And it may start raining. Watching the weather on tv right now is kind of like Lloyd Christmas on Dumb & Dumber, “So you’re saying there’s a chance?!”
The first day of fall was Saturday and it was a nice day. We had a big win on our team as Chesley Comstock showed the grand wether at the State Fair of OK. This was a little shitty assed wether when I bought him, but he is going to make a nice goat. She and her dad have worked hard to get to this point. They have a great attitude and are team players. As Schoovy said Saturday after the grand drive, “Seeing that big smile of hers makes it all worthwhile. Priceless.” I hate to admit that Schoovy is right, but he is. That is why we do what we do. I would watch for this girl a lot in the next few years. If you haven’t met Chesley or Scott, then you need to. They are the nice ones in our kartel. Not the mouthy, grouchy or scowling ones like some of the rest of our staff. No names mentioned as some of us fit all three criteria. Duke, Braden and Darcy Peach also had a pretty good day.
The Cleo Goat Queen had a good Sunday as Tori won Div. 2 in the doe show. Tori has learned to bake pies this summer. She can make a dang good cherry and a peach pie. This was part of the trade for using Joe Dirt. She made Tyke and I pies. We can be hard to deal with at times. Some things are more important than money.
Let the fall festivities begin.