Sunday, January 18, 2009

Goats as art: how to glue your goat to the wall

We love our goats here on the farm. In fact, we love them so much, that we thought they would make great art pieces on the wall. Therefore, we share with you these simple instructions on how to glue your goat to the wall for an interesting art piece. Of course, it is recommended that you place a bucket below the goat during the time that you have it mounted on the wall, in case it decides to relieve itself. Also, we recommend mounting a feeding/watering cup beside your goat, because of course it is a living art piece.

Step 1. Select most artistic goat from herd.

Step 2. Approach goat with treats. Goats are always interested in treats and are much more liable to approach you when you are luring them with said treats.

Step 3. Firmly but gently grasp your goat and lead it inside.

Step 3b (optional). Wash goat to make it smell nice. (see previous post on how to give a goat a bath).

Step 4. Invert goat onto its back. It is best to have a helper for this stage.

Step 5. Apply generous amount of crazy glue to each hoof.

Step 6. Carefully position goat upon wall in most artistic way possible.

Step 7. Hold goat in position for several hours. Crazy glue is fast, but not that fast.

Step 8. Step back and admire your handiwork. Well done!
Okay, seriously everybody, this is a PARODY! No goats were harmed in the making of this blog. Please don't call PETA, we do not glue goats to the wall...

It just so happens, Puffin the goat is an acrobat. She just loves to bounce off the walls of her pen. Here she goes again, this time with the head twist so she can see where she's going to land. (Incidentally, do you have any idea how long it took for me to get these pictures? I had to take so many shots before I got these....)
Puffin is inside with Stuffin right now (they're sisters) because we thought Stuffin would like some company in her late pregnancy.

Speaking of Stuffin, see the baby bump? We don't know when she is due, but it must be soon!

Stuffin and Puffin also have Disston keeping them company right now, as he learns the ropes on the farm. Puffin thinks it is fun to pat his bottom...
and to scratch her head on his tail feathers.

Yes, we have an odd, acrobatic goat, but we love her!


SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Haha!! What a hoot! And looks like you've got yellow boots on the duck, too! =)

Mare said...

WELL! You DO have talented goats there! I can't wait for the baby goat to attive!

Deb said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest goat! She is a mischief maker for sure :) Are they pygmy goats?

Joanna said...

cute Puffin, you gotta get it on YouTube.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

that is hilarious...wonderful pictures, claire. you are VERY funny. :-)
thanks for the giggle.
oh my....

Anonymous said...

Too funny. That is one thing I miss about having my sister's goats here. They were quite the acrobats and the babies come out with springs on their feet :)

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, that goatie is about to learn where the business end of a muscovy duck is!

Ishtar said...


When our goats were young, they did all kinds of stunts which included bouncing vertically against the wall at approximately 1-1½ meter's height. Our goat kid Allis is three months old and loves to run around like crazy every time we let them out of the goat pen. It's fun to watch!

Warm greetings from West Africa,

IsobelleGoLightly said...

That looks like fun! I think I will try that here at my house! I think my mom would do more than just pat that duck's bum. hee hee Goatie kisses from Isobelle!

Mom L said...

What characters your goats are! Disston looks like he's made himself right at home. I never would have imagined that a goat would want to play with a duck - she reminds me of my CAT when she pats me (well, on the face, not the bum) to get my attention in the morning!


Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Great pictures! Your goats look like they have great, playful personalities!

Diane L. Dodd said...

haha i love it! i think i might glue pete to my wall :)

Kelly said...

Hi Claire! I just found your blog. I can't wait to read back through the posts.

clairesgarden said...

athletic little creature! never a dull moment!!
love the wool you have been making, its really good!

Anonymous said...

What a funny little goat you have!! :)

Claire said...

Anna - of course we have yellow boots on the duck - how else does he keep his feet warm! Haha!

Mare - keep your fingers crossed for baby soon!

Deb - yup, they're pygmy goats with giant attitude!

Joanna - wish I had a video camera.

Farmgirl - glad to give you a giggle - we all need one now and then!

Kenleighacres - then this one's baby should come out with rocket blasters on her feet!

Amy - so far, the duck is very gentle with the goats. We'll see how far that goes!

Ishtar - thanks for visiting - I loved your posts about Allis!

Isobelle - just be careful when you try it - don't hurt your little goatie feet or back!

Nancy - you made me think about Disston waking me up in the morning. That would be scary!

Shiloh - thanks - they all have their little idiosyncrasies!

Diane - Yes! Take pictures!!

Kelly - hope you enjoyed the reading!

Claire - careful your horse doesn't get ideas from my goats!

C&T - she's funny but she doesn't have good spinning fiber!

Mom L said...

Hi - still hoping for some news soon about Stuffin. Hmm, I wonder if she'd kid faster if Puffin taught her her how to jump on the walls? Or there's always the trick my older sister tried while waiting for her 3rd baby to be born. I was in my teens and staying with them to help take care of the little girls while Sis was having #3; she got tired of waiting and took us for a ride in her old Buick, hitting every road bump and pothole she could find. Do you think Stuffin would like a ride on the tractor?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Bummer. I thought the glue your goat idea was brilliant! lol!

Puffin totally msde me laugh tonight. I had a challenging day so this was the perfect way to end my day....with a great big belly laugh.

Looks like Stuffin is going to go soon. My guess is Thursday or Friday.


Mimi Foxmorton said...

Oh god, I laughed so hard!
What a hoot! ;)
And...Puffin and Stuffin! Too cute!
Have to run to teach but can't wait to read the BATH blog tomorrow!

Goats make us laugh...and that's a good thing! :)