HillBilly Deluxe Goatherd Co.

Living the rural life.


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He loves to jump #BigMama #BabyGoat

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idk why this makes me sad.

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idk why this makes me sad.

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Cookie Monster asks the most important questions of our time. [x]

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Morning Farm Report

Poultry:
As soon as Turkey hen saw me let out the dogs, she hopped off of her perch on top of the coop. She and the 2 Quineas were wtg attentively at the coop door for their breakfast as I arrived to open the doors of plenty. The ducks and chickens rushed out for a drink, the others rushed in for a snack. Murray was brooding the rear corner nest and from his pelvic thrusts? appeared to be attempting to add to the number of eggs ‘under’ his care, so to speak. All the while, Mama Mosquovy was trying to keep the marauding hordes from trampling her nest right smack in the middle of the coop, even tho she did move it over near the bottom of one of the roostings ladders being utilized for traffic control. Having survived with my feet intact, Meems continued her morning escort duties by following me to the walk gate entrance of Gurdy Goat Gulch.

Donkeys and Goats:
Upon reaching the narrow walk gate to Gurdy Goat Gulch, I paused to peruse the vast herds of livestock covering 7 separate land holdings of fenced acreage. I searched the herds for strays, for mates responding to the snorting and blubbering attention of the amorous bucks, and for the feverishly hopefull flagging wagging of the does’ tail begging the boys to “come hither” and answer their burning calls for a few passionate moments. I also searched for any unusual movements or calls within the herds alerting me that something was amiss in the smooth balance we always strive to maintain.
Morning Farm Report-Donkeys & Goats:
Making mental notes for later follow-up while also reviewing the Early Morning Farm Report’s Follow-up notes, we are welcomed to the Gulch (aka Main Barn Aisle) by the immedate arrival of our Junior Jack, Anthony. While he is always seeking hands-on attention, he is also very attentive to any movement that may pose a threat to his charges as he is one of several Herd Guardians. As Tony directed his now hurried patter of hoofbeats in my direction, anyone in his way was deftly driven aside. Only 3 other In-pen Herd Guardians would deflect his mission at the moment. A handsome jet black and tall drink of llama was usually given wide berth by Tony and his parents who were comfortably assigned to another pasture today. As Tony made his way thru the Gulch, a standing question piqued my memory. As I entered the walk gate and began Tony’s “meeting” ritual of head first back scratches. Entranced by the warm autumn sun, a full belly, and after parting the sea of livestock in the Gulch to obtain his morning spa treatment massage, I followed his spine down his back, over his hips, and as I heartily distracted him with a tailhead scrub, I leaned over to check our jack’s lease on a full set of the family jewels…..
and found that his lease had already expired. In their place were 2 small slightly rounded, skin only, residual scrotal sacks, not large enough except for an almond each. Being 2-ish years old, he would have had a prominent collection of jewels if his lease was still active. Making note to advise new ‘standing by to receive’ owner.
Morning Farm Report-Donkeys & Goats:
As my attention swung to Tony’s parents, they arrived in unison, at the front of their enclosure, also having parted th he livestock sea wigh their targeted movement. Sara, being a *very* pregnant jenny had resumed her usual place next to her mates side. She had been disappearkng at tkmes over the last couple days, presumably to begin her search for a suitable nest. Either she has found it and returns to biding her time, or it wasn’t that imminent and thus has resumed a waiting stance.

While scratching donkey’s backs is a favorite activities of theirs, there are other creatures, pastures, and issues to look in to. As I turn on my heel to move on, I observe Tony’s deflated euphoria at the end of his spa treatment which is now taken out on any creature in his path, especially our smallest and newest arrival, Domino, a half grown Fainting goat and the targeted ‘whipping boy’ for any pssture he’s in. He scrambles out of Tony’s path, only to get bounced like a pinball by 2 different does whose path he crossed escaping from Tony. Having finally found relative safety at the far end of the Gulch, he laid down to secumb to the warming sun. Make note to add more dog kennel sanctuaries to Domino’s pens for “Demilitarized Zones”.

Quick conclusion to Morning Far Report: Reign (a Savanna buck) is in season according to Dapples (a dappled Boer buck).

Misty must be in season according to Tigger. She also has a dirty or bloody entrance to her vulva which will need a closer look.

Whereas, no breeding activity between Archie, Betty and Veronica, the only goats actually expected to be breeding at this time.

(The morning farm report texted to me by our farm partner)

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Lessons from Off-Grid Living

A homestead dream.

Oh to have this problem “Whose turn is it to sweep of the solar panels?”

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If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you

l tried really hard not to reblog this

Yeah, it is indeed really hard not to reblog a fucking thing.

Can we all agree that the man in the first gif is the manliest man in the world?

Are we just going to all silently acknowledge that the last guy is clearly dead and that we just saw him die. 

HOLD UP FOR A SECOND

ALL OF THESE GIFS ARE ONE MAN

THE SINGULAR BUSTER KEATON

WHILE FILMING THE GENERAL

HE SNAPPED HIS NECK ON THE RAILROAD TIES AND WENT HOME AND ICED HIS BODY

AND CAME BACK FOR WORK THE NEXT DAY

HE ONCE GOT HIS HIP RIPPED OUT OF ITS SOCKET BY A MALFUNCTIONING ELEVATOR AND WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH HIMSELF FOR BEING INJURED

HE ONCE HAD TO FALL 100 FEET DOWN A WATERFALL INTO A NET

A STUNTMAN TESTED IT AND BROKE BOTH LEGS AND DISLOCATED HIS SHOULDER

BUSTER DID THE STUNT ANYWAY AND LANDED WITHOUT A SCRATCH

IN ‘THE HIGH DIVE’

BUSTER DID A TRICK DIVE THROUGH A CARDBOARD DECK THAT WAS CAMOUFLAGED TO LOOK LIKE THE REAL DECK

ONLY HE COULDN’T TELL FROM 100 FEET UP WHERE THE CARDBOARD STOPPED AND THE REAL DECK STARTED AND THERE WAS ONLY LIKE A THREE FOOT MARGIN FOR ERROR

AND WHEN HE HESITATED A SUDDEN BREEZE LITERALLY KNOCKED HIM OFF THE DIVING BOARD AND HE HAD TO JUMP ANYWAY

AND HE MISSED THE REAL DECK BY LESS THAN A FOOT BUT HE MADE IT

IN THE SECOND GIF HE’S RECREATING SOMETHING THAT THE ACTUAL GENERAL PURSUERS HAD TO DO IN THE CIVIL WAR

IF HE MISSES THAT TIE

THE TRAIN WILL BE DERAILED AND HE WILL DIE IN THE EXPLOSION

IN THE THIRD GIF AN ENTIRE HOUSE IS FALLING HE HAS ONE TAKE AND IF HE HAS NOT DONE THE CALCULATIONS CORRECTLY HE WILL BE CRUSHED

HE HAS AN INCH-WIDE MARGIN ON EACH SIDE

AND THE HOUSE LITERALLY BRUSHES HIS LEFT SHOULDER ON THE WAY DOWN

YOU CAN SEE HIS LEFT ARM JUMP BECAUSE HE’S FLINCHING FROM THE PAIN

THAT LAST GIF

HE WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THAT JUMP

HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO FALL AND THEY HADNT PLANNED FOR IT

BUT HE SURVIVED

BUSTER KEATON SURVIVED 100% OF THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE KILLED LESSER MEN INCLUDING WWI, TORNADOS, HOUSEFIRES, ALCOHOLISM, BROKEN NETS, CRUSHING DEPRESSION, THE DEPRESSION ITSELF, THE MCCARTHY WITCHHUNTS, THE END OF SILENT CINEMA, AND ABOUT 900 MORE OF THE STUNTS YOU SEE ABOVE

BUSTER LIVED TO BE 70 YEARS OLD

FATHERED LIKE FOUR KIDS AND EIGHT GRANDKIDS

HE CAME OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF ALL THAT

THINKING THAT LIFE WAS GOOD AND PEOPLE WERE WONDERFUL

BUSTER KEATON IS NOT JUST A STUNTMAN

HE IS A GODDAMN SAINT

BUSTER KEATON’S PARENTS WERE PART OF A TRAVELING SHOW.

THEY WERE ACROBATS.

THEY TOOK BABY BUSTER UP HIGH IN THE AIR WITH THEM.

THEY DROPPED HIM.

LUCKILY SOMEONE WHO WAS STANDING UNDER THEM CAUGHT BABY BUSTER.

THAT MAN WAS HARRY HOUDINI. 

HARRY HOUDINI SAVED BUSTER KEATON’S LIFE.

if you don’t think that’s the coolest shit you can get right out.

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Foggy morning farm.

Foggy morning farm.

The long and short of farm living… ;)

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