Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Just when we were feeling like hicks

 On Saturday we stuffed 5 hens in a dog crate, loaded them up in the truck, and headed to town. We were taking them to my friend Paula. Her first chickens!

We were getting lots of funny looks, and feeling especially hick-ish... Until we saw this.

Yep. That's a goat. A BIG goat.

Made us feel better. Lol.


The Homestead Lady said...

LOL..We have hauled many a goat in a car, along with chickens, ducks, rabbits etc...The most 'hickified' thing we ever did was haul a 165 lb goat in my Buick Regal, she was pregnant and had trouble, so off to the vet we went...it was quite comical when the vet went outside to find my 'pick-up' and I told her it was in the buick...LOL..

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

I felt the same way hauling 2 turkeys home from the auction in the front seat of my car.

I went through the Starbucks drive through and the lady could barely hear my order over their ruckus. It was hilarious.

Misty Meadows said...

I think I can top your goat. When we were kids, we had a station wagon. Remember those? My dad brought home to the farm, three pigs-not piglets-pigs, in the back of that car!!

www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

That is hysterical!

I am already dreading having to take our chickens to the country, hoping we don't traumatize them too much.

But, a goat in the back? I hope their seat was in one piece upon their arrival!


Roslyn Phipps said...

We have never hauled an animal inside a vehicle, however we did have an interesting experience after selling three piglets. The piglets were 9 weeks old and about 20 to 25 pounds a piece. The guy who bought them showed up with a dry rotted cat carrier. We did manage to get one in there, but as soon as he put it in the back of his Escalade it popped that sucker open. Three bungee cords and some duct tape later it was back in the carrier. The other two we had to stuff in a groundhog trap that we had. We never heard, but we figured they got maybe a mile down the road before one got loose again.

Paula said...

hey- we got five eggs today- the first time ever! And I think maybe the one that was laying in the yard instead of the next box has finally figured it out, at least I hope she has.

we also got a paying customer for eggs, but I think we'll take it in feed, or maybe straw, since they have a truck; we have yet to work out the details.

It dawned on me today that if all five are firing on all pistons, that's 35 eggs a week, or almost 3 dozen. I need to find another customer. I wonder what possessed me to volunteer for five- I can't imagine what you're doing for as many as you have.

thanks again for them- I really like having them!

Lisa Lynn said...

:) When I was a kid I remember bringing home pigs and calves in the back of our station wagon. Yep...the redneck blood runs strong in my veins!