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(11 Alive)   Woman in Atlanta rents goats to clear brush in her yard. What could go wrong? (Bonus: A donkey was there to help herd the goats)   (11alive.com) divider line
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2020-08-14 1:12:00 PM  
I don't know why she swallowed the fly...
 
2020-08-14 1:21:27 PM  
....Ca~a~a~a~a~a~arl!
 
2020-08-14 1:33:42 PM  
A donkey was there to help herd the goats
A dog was there to mind the donkey
A cat was employed to annoy the dog
A bird stepped in to distract the cat
The bird tripped up when it saw a spider (that wriggled and jiggled and tickled outside her)
The spider was chilling and drinking iced tea
But goats don't listen to do-ho-hon-keys

Would you like some cheeeese?

*bow*
 
2020-08-14 1:38:40 PM  
All fun and games until one of those goats gets into some Karen's vegetable garden.
 
2020-08-14 1:41:06 PM  
Donkeys are generally good at protecting goats from predators. Herd goats?  Not so much.
 
2020-08-14 1:41:41 PM  
Moms had to wrangle a group of wayward goats this week in Atlanta.

Moms probably appreciated the break from dealing with the ravenous wild animals they're usually wranglin' and home schoolin'
 
2020-08-14 1:45:19 PM  

maxandgrinch: Moms had to wrangle a group of wayward goats this week in Atlanta.

Moms probably appreciated the break from dealing with the ravenous wild animals they're usually wranglin' and home schoolin'


I'm glad one of them at least had proper footwear for the occasion with those boots. Goats, like most ruminants, are prolific and indiscriminate poopers.
 
2020-08-14 1:47:17 PM  
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2020-08-14 1:47:31 PM  
They ate the cable?
 
2020-08-14 1:47:49 PM  
Get off my lawn, ya damn kids!
 
2020-08-14 1:49:19 PM  

Hoopy Frood: Get off my lawn, ya damn kids!


*applause*
 
2020-08-14 1:52:45 PM  
My friend rented from these guys.  In April, we went over there one afternoon to check out the goats.  They're affectionate like big dogs.  He said it only cost him $600.  They were in the back of his property for a few weeks clearing out all the poison ivy and assorted junk.
 
2020-08-14 1:54:24 PM  
How did Fark get that pic of the donkeys in the street for it's mobile link?  I only see two pictures on the source link and both of them are not that one.
 
2020-08-14 1:55:15 PM  

Hoopy Frood: Get off my lawn, ya damn kids!


Smart and Funny. This will probably not get the respect it deserves.
 
2020-08-14 1:57:34 PM  

Rapmaster2000: My friend rented from these guys.  In April, we went over there one afternoon to check out the goats.  They're affectionate like big dogs.  He said it only cost him $600.  They were in the back of his property for a few weeks clearing out all the poison ivy and assorted junk.


I've thought about it, but our dog, and the two adjacent dogs would go nuts. Plus, they'd have to fence a creek/drainage ditch. Will goats eat bamboo?
 
2020-08-14 1:58:53 PM  
If you don't want goats you can rent sheep in Atlanta as well. They do a great job clearing understory and aren't as likely to eat as high on the trees.
 
2020-08-14 1:59:11 PM  
The goats were for the grass
The donkey was &or the bush.
(Cue Tijuana Taxi)
 
2020-08-14 2:00:18 PM  
"....we can stay up late, swappin' stories, and in the morning I'm makin' waffles!!"

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2020-08-14 2:01:01 PM  
The donkey was headed back to Tijuana.

The food was better and the girls were more willing.

And hotter.
 
2020-08-14 2:03:52 PM  

Unobtanium: Rapmaster2000: My friend rented from these guys.  In April, we went over there one afternoon to check out the goats.  They're affectionate like big dogs.  He said it only cost him $600.  They were in the back of his property for a few weeks clearing out all the poison ivy and assorted junk.

I've thought about it, but our dog, and the two adjacent dogs would go nuts. Plus, they'd have to fence a creek/drainage ditch. Will goats eat bamboo?


They can have me hat or me bumbershoe but they better never bother with me old bamboo.
 
2020-08-14 2:04:47 PM  
I had a goat for a while.
Not my goat.
The people that owned it needed to stash it for a while.
Apparently it was a rapist goat.
Anyway, it had to lay low for a while. I had some brambles to clear.
I chained him to the kero tank outside, and let him eat.
He had an over sized dog house to stand on. That was his anchor. I could move it with a Fairbanks hand truck I had.
I'd feed him some Purina goat chow and make sure he had water daily.
But he would fark anything tried to get near him.
I had a bat, so he only tried once.
But anyone sneaking up in the night would have been sore for a long time and had a hard time sitting down for a while.
Anyway. Once he had cleared a few acres, as I kept moving his stake, I gave him back to the owners, because they had sent the lady goats off to Halal school.

I do not miss him.

Strawberries came up nice though.
 
2020-08-14 2:06:40 PM  
My BFF was almost raped by a goat. True story.
 
2020-08-14 2:08:20 PM  

Unobtanium: Rapmaster2000: My friend rented from these guys.  In April, we went over there one afternoon to check out the goats.  They're affectionate like big dogs.  He said it only cost him $600.  They were in the back of his property for a few weeks clearing out all the poison ivy and assorted junk.

I've thought about it, but our dog, and the two adjacent dogs would go nuts. Plus, they'd have to fence a creek/drainage ditch. Will goats eat bamboo?


Dogs are a problem with goats.  My uncle's dog and his goat were best buds, but I've heard of incidents where these goats were killed by dogs.

And I don't know about bamboo.  That stuff is tough.
 
2020-08-14 2:10:39 PM  
Ooookay. I go away for a little while, come back and it's all goat-rape up in here. WTF, Fark?
 
2020-08-14 2:12:33 PM  

Unobtanium: Will goats eat bamboo?


I'm sure they would, but I'd be surprised if they'd eat it in a way that killed the plant.

Around here (NH) some people use them for taking care of poisoned ivy, and for fighting with burning bush, but the goats don't kill the burning bush outright.
 
2020-08-14 2:16:43 PM  

blondambition: My BFF was almost raped by a goat. True story.


I believe you but mine was chained up.
And it wasn't even my goat.
I swear.
 
2020-08-14 2:20:15 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Ooookay. I go away for a little while, come back and it's all goat-rape up in here. WTF, Fark?


Really thought this was going to be one of those fun Friday threads... but nope.
GOAT RAPE.
 
2020-08-14 2:20:53 PM  

vudukungfu: I had a goat for a while.

...

I do not miss him.

Strawberries came up nice though.


My granddad kept a billygoat on his farm in SC when I was a toddler.

He "had to" shoot it in the nads once after it tried to mount my grandma while she was gardening.  For the third time.  Even a 20 gauge at close range wasn't enough to kill the poor thing.  It died three days later.

He didn't have to go medieval on its ass.  And he didn't have to let it suffer.  It was just expressing its goatness.  Besides, I never heard grandma complain.

Yeah, Granddad was an asshole.

/if you think my mom is a whore, you never met her mom
 
2020-08-14 2:28:35 PM  
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That'll do, ass.
That'll do.
 
2020-08-14 2:31:04 PM  

NkThrasher: Unobtanium: Will goats eat bamboo?

I'm sure they would, but I'd be surprised if they'd eat it in a way that killed the plant.


Yeah, they'd have to get into the ground to get to the runners.
 
2020-08-14 2:46:34 PM  
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I think they really need a slumber party and a tickle fight.
 
2020-08-14 3:03:38 PM  

Unobtanium: Rapmaster2000: My friend rented from these guys.  In April, we went over there one afternoon to check out the goats.  They're affectionate like big dogs.  He said it only cost him $600.  They were in the back of his property for a few weeks clearing out all the poison ivy and assorted junk.

I've thought about it, but our dog, and the two adjacent dogs would go nuts. Plus, they'd have to fence a creek/drainage ditch. Will goats eat bamboo?


Might be better off renting a panda.
 
2020-08-14 3:07:25 PM  
I keep goats on my back property to keep the brush under control. They have become pets, of course. They're awesome.

I always have a dog or two with them because we're in a semi-rural area with coyotes, foxes, bobcats and black bears (although it's been years since we spotted one in our neighborhood). I have a Great Pyrenees now, and he is amazing. Always barks when Snowflake gets her head stuck in the fence because she wants the weeds on the other side. Lets kids use him as a jungle gym. The breed can be stubborn, but they're fantastic with goats.

Did you know billy goats pee on their faces while in rut? That's been fun to explain to friends who want to visit our herd. 😁
 
2020-08-14 3:18:26 PM  
My family kept a herd of 15+- sheep, and they were great for lawn care. We'd just stretch some of that orange webbed "safety fence" strategically to keep them in the section of lawn we wanted mowed, and they fertilized it as well. At the end of the day my sister's black Lab would chase them back into the pasture.

Would not work with goats. They're too smart to stay confined, but too dumb to ask why they want to wander off from a big field of tasty grass.
 
2020-08-14 3:20:32 PM  
Always nice when a little ass falls in your lap right when you need it.
 
2020-08-14 3:25:00 PM  
goatse ?
 
2020-08-14 3:29:02 PM  

Rapmaster2000: In April, we went over there one afternoon to check out the goats. They're affectionate like big dogs.


My uncle kept a small herd of goats for a while.  His goats were curious about humans but also scared of them, they'd eagerly show up to investigate a new person then stop 4 feet away, refuse to come any closer, and flee precipitously if you tried to reach out to them.  These weren't pet goats though.  I believe most of them ended up being sold and turned into cabrito.
 
2020-08-14 3:31:59 PM  
We had a goat for a while because my wife thought it was "cute." It definitely was not cute the morning I went outside to leave for work and found it standing on the cab roof of my newly purchased pickup. It went to a new home that same day.

Had a rooster too, that crowed all day every day. He became a nice chicken dinner.
 
2020-08-14 4:39:09 PM  

Rapmaster2000: My friend rented from these guys.  In April, we went over there one afternoon to check out the goats.  They're affectionate like big dogs.  He said it only cost him $600.  They were in the back of his property for a few weeks clearing out all the poison ivy and assorted junk.


My neighbor did that. I should have rigged a time lapse. Watching his junk vehicles emerge from the brush would have been like watching rocks exposed as the tide goes out.
 
2020-08-14 5:26:02 PM  

blondambition: My BFF was almost raped by a goat. True story.


I've never been raped, but I have been butted a few times.
 
2020-08-14 5:26:21 PM  

vudukungfu: I had a goat for a while.
Not my goat.
The people that owned it needed to stash it for a while.
Apparently it was a rapist goat.
Anyway, it had to lay low for a while. I had some brambles to clear.
I chained him to the kero tank outside, and let him eat.
He had an over sized dog house to stand on. That was his anchor. I could move it with a Fairbanks hand truck I had.
I'd feed him some Purina goat chow and make sure he had water daily.
But he would fark anything tried to get near him.
I had a bat, so he only tried once.
But anyone sneaking up in the night would have been sore for a long time and had a hard time sitting down for a while.
Anyway. Once he had cleared a few acres, as I kept moving his stake, I gave him back to the owners, because they had sent the lady goats off to Halal school.

I do not miss him.

Strawberries came up nice though.


The Aristocrats?
 
2020-08-14 5:29:38 PM  

Unobtanium: Rapmaster2000: My friend rented from these guys.  In April, we went over there one afternoon to check out the goats.  They're affectionate like big dogs.  He said it only cost him $600.  They were in the back of his property for a few weeks clearing out all the poison ivy and assorted junk.

I've thought about it, but our dog, and the two adjacent dogs would go nuts. Plus, they'd have to fence a creek/drainage ditch. Will goats eat bamboo?


My city rented this herd several times for brush clearing. They usually do bring a herding dog, along with portable fencing, to keep the herd in check.
 
2020-08-14 6:59:29 PM  

Another Government Employee: blondambition: My BFF was almost raped by a goat. True story.

I've never been raped, but I have been butted a few times.


That might be a good Sunday Morning Story greenlight. Gawd knows I have enough stories about violent livestock.
 
2020-08-14 7:21:35 PM  

Charmin Mao Tse-Bung: We had a goat for a while because my wife thought it was "cute." It definitely was not cute the morning I went outside to leave for work and found it standing on the cab roof of my newly purchased pickup. It went to a new home that same day.

Had a rooster too, that crowed all day every day. He became a nice chicken dinner.



I have to laugh every time I see an ad on Craigslist listing a Free Rooster.
 
2020-08-15 12:01:34 PM  
"It took three women - with several dog leashes - and 30 minutes to  round them up."

My God - the effort. No wonder this was newsworthy.
 
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