Huge garden. Thinking of getting a goat.

(53 Posts)
GoatyFucker Fri 25-Oct-13 22:40:01

DH Peter says we shouldn't. I think it would save a lot of work.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 25-Oct-13 22:41:16

If you get a boy goat, have him castrated asap.

Catmint Fri 25-Oct-13 22:43:53

I think you should get one!

3littlefrogs Fri 25-Oct-13 22:43:54

I wouldn't get a goat. They eat all the things you don't want them to eat. Unless you want the plot cleared. But them what would you do with the goat once you planted stuff?

Are you serious? (Or is this a MN joke that I don't know about?)

Sheep are good.

Reprint Fri 25-Oct-13 22:46:37

<waves>

HumpdaySelfie Fri 25-Oct-13 22:47:44

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/1892656-The-invisible-Wavey-Thread-2?msgid=42523523#42523523

Good spot 3 little frogs. Come say hi. <waves at old lady, is certain she knows something>

Catmint Fri 25-Oct-13 22:49:41

You are very astute, 3!

There is a friendly thread in chat which everyone is welcome to join, we are taking turns to hide certain things in parts of MN where( we hope) they won't hurt anyone's feelings. And then other people have to find them.

The thread is called something like wavey invisibles.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 25-Oct-13 22:53:27

I know nothing about wavy threads. But I used to have a goat. For real. And two sheep, but the less said about them, the better.

HumpdaySelfie Fri 25-Oct-13 22:56:15

What was wrong with your sheep? Tell! I love sheep. But I've never owned any. Maybe that's the difference. I think their legs are hilarious.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 25-Oct-13 22:58:08

The stallion killed them. It wasn't pretty. sad

This is starting to sound weird, isn't it?

HaroldLloyd Fri 25-Oct-13 22:59:04

Poor ole goatpeter got castrated pretty quick!

My MIL keeps sheep, they work very well.

HaroldLloyd Fri 25-Oct-13 23:00:01

Probably as she hasn't got a stallion! grin

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 25-Oct-13 23:01:11

My sheep were mouldy, and that was before the stallion arrived.

HumpdaySelfie Fri 25-Oct-13 23:02:12

Oh, old lady. Yes it is. I hate horses. Now I know why. (Actually, it's just because they're bigger than me.)

goats get lonely, they don't do well on their own

You should get 2
but in case you choose 2 that don't get on
you should get some more
and some alpacas
because they are like sheep-giraffes
and quite cool
although I think they spit
or is that llamas
or both

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 25-Oct-13 23:06:25

A pony, they said, owned by a 15yo girl. I was thinking Thelwell, rotund Shetland, y'know. This thing was 15 hands and two, totally unbroken, totally wild. And not fond of sheep. We had to use waterpistols/supersoakers just to get coal in.

And the bitch never came back, nor did she pay rent after the first month. I had to threaten to shoot the bastard before she finally took him away.

Took a good three hours in freezing weather to round the bugger up, though, there was some entertainment value.

HaroldLloyd Fri 25-Oct-13 23:06:41

Might be easier to get some decking down.

Though would love some sheep-giraffes.

MrsShriek Fri 25-Oct-13 23:09:44

it'll get your goat wink

and eat your washing. and everthing else thanks

HumpdaySelfie Fri 25-Oct-13 23:12:00

Sheep giraffes. That's probably by next name change. grin

TeamANYFUCKER Fri 25-Oct-13 23:13:33

I misread your thread title. Thought it said "Huge garden. Thinking of getting a moat"
grin

HumpdaySelfie Fri 25-Oct-13 23:18:58

With duck house. Obvs.

TeamANYFUCKER Fri 25-Oct-13 23:21:29

Obvs!

MrsShriek Fri 25-Oct-13 23:45:08

ahh but then you'd need a naice drawbridge wink

HumpdaySelfie Fri 25-Oct-13 23:48:17

I have room.

HumpdaySelfie Fri 25-Oct-13 23:48:30

(No, I don't).

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