Wednesday, August 12, 2009

matters of state for the second week of august, 2009

Our new mattress will arrive this afternoon! And unless I'm mistaken, the thickness thereof will require purchase of new sheets. I love sheets.

Knowledgeable Lost watchers: is there going to be a time when Kate is not toxically boring? Or perhaps is played by an actress of sufficient ability to imbue the character with depth and dimension?

Every time I see that Blackberry/U2 commercial it increases my hatred of Bono by orders of magnitude.

None of my new chickens are laying eggs yet, because they are lazy bums looking for a handout.

Traci had a goiter a couple of weeks ago, and we were pretty freaked about it. But I looked it up on a new thing called The Internet, and found out that you are never supposed to feed a goat anything from the Brassica family, because it inhibits their iodine absorption. So when we were feeding her the leftovers of all our cauliflower we were KILLING HER! But I took a dish of salt out to her and some nori sheets I had left over from the last time I made sushi. She was too good for the nori, even after I took a nice big bite of it to show her how tasty it was. Uppity. She liked the salt, though, and lapped it all up. The goiter started going down, and the next day it was soft and much smaller. So I'm basically a vet now.

We're trying to decide what to do with our goat "herd." Traci needs a companion, and I need a goat whose teats are not like huge novelty teats you might buy at a Nascar event. I love the actual milking, but all the prep work and cleanup is kind of a drag. And if there were a way to keep them from putting their poopy feet in the bucket that would be really great. Stupid autonomous animals.


tipsybaker said...

I just read a book, Goat Song by Brad Kessler, that made me think of you and your goats. It seems like a lot of work. I didn't love the book. If you'd written it it would have been funnier and better.