Sunday, January 16, 2011

What?!

My dad is, what we call around here, "The Almighty Hunter." And he IS! He can track, shoot, and prepare any kind of animal. His hunting has fed our family for as long as I can remember. We never had beef when we were growing up. We had deer, rabbit, and squirrel. (SQUIRREL!!!!!! Sorry, inside joke.Had to be done. If you have seen the movie UP you would understand. hehehehe.) My dad has even got to the point that he doesn't like gun hunting. Oh, he will gun hunt, but he says it's just too easy. lol. He bow hunts. He even bow hunts fish. Would that be called bow hunts or bow fishing?

Anyway, Dad has a bunch of land that he lives and hunts on. And one day, he was at the farthest point from his house, and from everybody else, when he sees something moving in the distance. He tries to see what it is. He keeps watching it, and watching it. It keeps getting closer and closer. He said he wondered if it was a dog. He hates when dogs chase deer. I do to. The dog will run a deer to death. Ok,ok, back to the mystery animal.

He's peering through the woods, and what does he see..........(wait for it.........) a GOAT! Yep, a brown and white goat. It was wondering through the woods just nibbling on honeysuckle vines. Now, where did that goat come from? There were no houses around for some distance.

Well, Dad didn't shoot it. I don't think there is a goat season in Ky. lol.  He did come back and check his game tracker. (A game tracker is a camera that is put up in the woods and it takes pictures. It is motion sensor activated.) He brought the game tracker back to the house to see if he seen any pictures of the goat on them. He did. Plus, he seen pictures of ANOTHER goat on there! What is really bad is, he had the game tracker set up kind of close to the house. And what is at the house? His young, tender, and tasty apple trees......

Anyone up for goat chops?

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, goat eater?

9 comments:

Cat said...

Small Farmer catches goats, for milk and brush clearing? Also a possiblity, if you are so inclined. But chevon works, too. I haven't tried it, but I know it smells good cooking. (I go to a fiber fair, and they have goat cooking compititions, by the time I get there, the stuff is GONE!)

Cat

Happy Days said...

Nawh, no goat chops for me today. We already had pork this weekend. Made a little pork loin roast. Was pretty good. Cooked it in the crock pot. Why don't you put those feral goats, with your goats. Can goats be called feral?? have no idea. But we'll call them feral anyway. How are you doing with hubby gone so far?? Been thinking about you and wondering if your warm enough....debbie

Donna said...

Goats will sure kill fruit trees. I know this from my own experience.

Melissa E said...

Haha, goats on the run! Better get those trespassing goats before they eat all the apples!

Tammi said...

That is so funny! I'm sure a goat was the last thing he expected to see.

Nancy said...

Awwww -- don't eat the goaties! Haha! Maybe you have some space for a couple of orphan goats?

Sarah said...

wonder where they came from? Personally I've never had goat, but we see it on a lot of menus at mexican eateries in California. So...obviously there's a demand for goat meat...somewhere! Will you be sharing recipes?

Russell Kofoed said...

When my goats escape they like to eat apple trees. Not so much of problem during the winter, but a problem in spring. Good luck.

Feral Female said...

Well that something you don`t expect to see through the crosshairs! Sounds like someones goats got loose.