So I decided Tim was doing all these wonderful things for them, that I would also spoil them a little by taking the goats a treat! I mean after all I give our dogs a treat, how hard could it really be?
Tim was always with me when we feed the goats, however this is a snack, nothing like the feedings. So off I went with my box of Vanilla Wafers!
When I got to the fence I noticed it was a little awkward opening and shutting the gate with the goats all around me, but I did it. Confidently I thought, "I got this!" So in my infinite naivety, I proceeded with a big smile on my face to open the box and hand them a cookie one at a time. I stuck my hand into the box pulled out a cookie.........
The next thing I saw was sky and I could feel and see all the goats around me. I heard the sound of tearing paper. I immediately rolled over and got to my feet, just in time to see the box torn open and vanilla wafers flying through the air! I went over picked up the trash, put my jacket back on. (I only had one arm in), put my hair back up in my clip, brushed the dirt and hay from my clothes and walked back up to the house. When I reached the porch, I turned and looked around humiliated that someone might have seen what had just happened!
I never talked about it until now, and I pretty much always go with Tim to feed. But when I'm ready and I go the next time to give them a snack, and there will be a next time, I will be ready!
After all I raised three kids, didn't I? How hard could goats be? Then my mind flashed back to raising the kids, silently I groaned.