Again I have been away for a while… still healing, but much improved! The following is my exactly 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers. And please, don’t count the title! 😉
Your Order Has Been Delivered
Having wanted a few goats for some time I finally bit the bullet and did my research. I first considered, Pygmies, because they are so adorable, but they’re just too cute to think of as a meal. Then I thought about Fainting goats as they are easy to contain behind a fence. Again I hesitated; I didn’t enjoy thinking of them fainting and becoming pray to coyotes. Eventually, I ordered Boer Goats. Heftier, and perhaps better suited to protecting themselves with help from the Mini Donkeys. They would work for our needs! I ordered 15.
Dang that sticky zero key.
Many thanks to Rochelle Wysoff-Fields at Addicted to Purple for her prompts and support, and to Sandra Cook for her fun sheep photo. Yes, they are really sheep. I took some license with the subject to fit my interest. 🙂
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36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers”
Wow I have never heard of fainting goats, that’s interesting. Great post though, always love a small smile on a hot day.
Angela, I should have included a link to the goats at the end of my post. To make up for that, I have included a Youtube clip about them. They originate from Tennessee and are popular for this unusual trait! 🙂
You DID say you had ordered goats, didn’t ewe? ; )
Ewe hoo! Are ewe there? (LOL: )
Yes, I am here. Read my comments to Helena Hann-Basquiat and you will understand why I’m so scarce with my posts and the replies. 😉
Sorry Deb, it is a short story based on the photo and I have not ordered any goats yet… 😉
Nice!! That’ll teach you not to order goats on the internet.
Yes, Danny, ordering poultry is one thing, but larger animals could easily be an awful mistake! That said, I once ordered 6 guinea hens and received them packed with 20 excess rooster chicks to keep them warm! Yes, I was angry with the supplier and I have never ordered anything from them again. 😛
Wasn’t there a story about someone who couldn’t tell the sheep from the goats? Oh, no… Different story. That was about separating the sheep from the goats!
A fun post, and it’s so nice to see you pop up. I’m glad to hear that the healing’s continuing. I hope folks in your area have things put back together, too — as much as is possible.
If you’re interested, I’ll send you a bit of family history I got from Judy Lovell. It’s pioneer-era stuff from her ancestors in the Albertville area, just south of you. I found it quite enjoyable, and Judy was more than willing for me to share it. Just let me know.
Thanks, Linda! Lately I have been feeling so much better. I was walking without my cane for a couple of days! Then yesterday I fed the dogs and suddenly found myself holding onto furniture to go locate my cane. Grrr… It took about 24 hours for that to work itself out and I am getting about better again. 😀
Oh, please do send the history along. You know I would love to read it!
Ha ha ha!! Excellent story! Will you have any goats at the Mountain Farmlet?
Glad you enjoyed it, Lori! And yes, we will have them. If, and when, we ever get moved. We have given up trying to get it all done on our time, and we are just taking it in fits and spurts now. We are trusting in God’s time for this project. Should’a done that in the first place. ‘-)
Ho ho ho, very good! Good to hear you’re mending.
Thank you, Annie, and I’m glad you enjoyed it! 😀
Glad to hear you are healing; patience is a virtue I’m not sure I have when it comes to being in recovery. I always want to “get up and go NOW”. For some reason I have not been receiving your notification of new posts by email. 😦 So, I’m signing up again to hear from my sister Alabama friend!
Hello, Jackie. I haven’t a clue why this is happening. I will share that I’m having a similar problem with a good friend on Blogspot. I will be checking my spam folder on ATT later today to see if that is the problem. Thank you for not giving up on me!
As for healing, well I can agree! I am having a very bad case of cabin fever and wishing to be out and about doing something. Anything!
It has been too long! Hope you are doing well, darling. 150000000 hugs.
A hundred and fifty-million hugs, and I am feeling so much better already, Helena! You know, I never imagined that working on my knee would make it impossible to blog or quilt, but it has. I am very frustrated, but trying to get in a bit of one or the other daily. We do so much in a seated position, and this surgery has made them all difficult… 😉
Would “boar” goats be an Anglicised spelling of “Boer” goats – hardy, chunky, goats developed as a breed in South Africa in the early 1900s. They have plenty of flesh on them, so are good for meat. They can survive quite successfully even on pretty harsh terrain.
Ooops and thanks, Liza Betsy! Guess I need to fire my editor. 😉
Love it. Time to put the keyboard in the dishwasher. And then mutton every day for far too long. A clever story.
As a boer myself, I’m sure lizabetsy is right.
Thank you, Patrick! You and Liza Betsy are correct; the spelling was my error. I fixed it. 😉
Oh you made me laugh!! Darn that sticky zero key!
So good to hear from you – I have just emailed you before your post popped up. So sorry for the prolonged healing, but am glad to read that you are making progress!
Thanks for your efforts to post – you’ve made all of us happy!
Hi, Laurie! I saw the email, but then seemed to have lost it in the swamp (over 800 emails in my basket… !) 😯 I’m glad you enjoyed the story.
As for the knee, well, I am feeling pretty plucky this morning! We are off the the mountain later today looking for wild and garden flower events, to pull weeds, and enjoy the space. He’s digging and I will be sitting on Violet to pull. I promise to stop immediately if it is in the least uncomfortable.
I hope to have something interesting to show everyone when I return.
This is perfect. Love the last line. Goats will abound!
Thank you, Alicia, I’m so glad you liked my ‘goat’ story! 😀
I enjoyed your story! What a great punch line about the zero key and then all those sheep parading down the road. HA! Thanks!
Thank you, Emily Grace, I just couldn’t resist this photo prompt when I saw it. 😉
Lynda, Funny story. I learned something from it also and enjoyed the video. Well done. 😀 I hope you improve physically very soon. —Susan
I enjoy goats, Susan. We raised them (and geese) when I was a child. I have room for the geese, and look forward to having the goats when we move to the Mountain Farmlet in the future. Though we should only have a few and not hundreds. 😉
As for the knee, well I have reached the stage of good days (no pain) and bad days… but over all I am better than before the surgery. Thank you!
Ah the perils of a goatherd. Fun story.
Sorry to read about your knee trials and glad that you’re on the mend. Glad to see you back here.
Thank you for your visit and your kind words, and I hope to be a more active participant as time goes by!
Emily Grace, thank you so much for the shout out on my little Flash Fiction entry; you’ve made me smile!
Dear Lynda, I enjoyed your story so very much. Got a kick out of the fainting sheep. So clever and I had ‘herd’ of them before but it had been a long time. Sorry about your knee, I had my left one replaced (with titanium) 2 years ago and am still not that sturdy with it. My right knee is really bad and it needs to be replaced also. Hope you have a wonderful week! Nan Claire 🙂
Thank you so much for your visit and for your comments. I hope your next knee surgery goes well. Please forgive my late response, and know that your visit was appreciated!