"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

The goatmother was trying to dig a hole to plant a flower.  Let us just say that our soil is considerably opposed to disturbance.  Even the rain doesn't penetrate it.  As a result, the goatmother pulled a muscle in her back.  This makes her quite reluctant to bring the computer out to the barn.  Thus, Wednesday's Words of Wisdom are late.  Again.  Nonetheless, here they are.  Please take heed, because the goatmother certainly did not.  "The first thing you ought to do when you find yourself in a hole is quit digging ... Instead they are looking for a bigger shovel." - President Bill Clinton.“  Trust me on this.  There ain't no shovel big enough.


Anonymous said...

Are you sure the goatmother was trying to dig a hole for a flower? Sounds suspicious to me. What sane person would try to dig in waterlogged dirt? Seriously. I would keep an eye out for the goatfather or, rather, the goatfather's body.... He has probably broken one rule too many and the shovel accidentally met his skull while he was bending down to pick up a rogue peanut. Stranger things have happened. Please tell the goatmother to get take it easy and feel better soon.

Kelly said...

Share your peanuts with the Goatmother. That and a Flexaril will make her much happier. Better living through chemicals. ;)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I think with all this non-yielding of the Earth the Universe is trying to tell us something.

Time for another letter to God, methinks!


Heather said...

aw, so sorry that you hurt yourself! But so delighted at your blog! I just love goats, I hope someday to have a pair or so. Just something about those faces.... :)

Claire the Shepherdess said...

Back problems can be caused by such minor daily events! I have caused some sort of malevolent back spasm while putting on a shirt this morning. Clearly the universe thinks I should have gone naked today. The goats think otherwise. As do I. We stick out our tongues in the general direction of the universe. And I go take a pain killer. Sigh.