I like to wear my Birkenstock sandals when I'm out and about on our little farm-ette. The two white tan lines across the tops of my feet are my sign that summer is finally HERE!
I feed in them and I clean pens in them....
I was raking up the loose hay/straw in the goat pen the other day and felt something warm on my foot... Spot, the goat, was in full squat peeing all over the top of my foot!
When I feed the goats, Rosie always manages to step on the tops of my feet with her little cloven goatie hooves. OW! MUTHER OF ...... (imagine me hopping around)
You'd think I'd learn to wear decent, protective footwear.
No, of course not. My German ancestry makes sure that "stubborn" sticks with me at all times....
We had a call last night from a man in Sterling CO looking for two milkers. I gave him the information on Rosie and Chocolate.... it makes me sad to think about selling them but they can't all stay. They are excellent producers and that is what he wants. Producers to feed bum kids in his Boer goat operation. He says he'll be in town this weekend or next week and will give me a call.
I get attached to the milkers ... not so much the kids cuz I know the kids will be sold. I know them for a few months, while the milkers I see two times a day every day and I have them for years.
sigh. When you raise animals, you can't keep them all and it's hard.