Monday, April 21, 2008

Adventures in Ada






Wow, I've had quite the weekend. Friday morning started out with me rushing through my goat chores and then going to Stillwater which is about 35 minutes away (usually) to pick up some last minute stuff I needed for the show. I made it there and back in an hour and a half, and I also had to stop at Walmart. :) Made it back in time to get my clothes ironed and packed, (we spent the night at the Burnett's home) and get all my goat stuff together. Dad and the guys got back from work at about 12:30 and we were able to head out by 1:15 or so, I was in a hurry because I knew I was going to have ALOT to do once we got there. We stopped by the Burnett's house on the way to drop Caleb and Daniel off, because they were going to a film meeting in Dallas with John-Clay. Carinna came along with us and we made it to there at about 4:30. We got started right away getting the goats washed, Elijah washed them for me and I blow dried, we were trying to get them all washed first and then do the clipping. By 7:30 we had all 6 of them washed and went out to the "Prairie Kitchen" to get something to eat. We had went there last fall and really liked it, but this time I got a Hamburger and it wasn't good AT ALL. Tasted like it was burned. Oh well, least it was something to eat!! So we got back at about 8:00 and I put one of my doe kids on the grooming stand. She was not behaving well at all and kept getting her ear pinched, so she was really freaking out. Finally I thought I got her settled and was about to start clipping, all of a sudden she started throwing her self around, and fell off the grooming stand! I was about to pick her up and put her back on when I realized she had blood running down her face from one of her horns. Oh no!! Her horn was pretty much broken off, and just barely hanging there and it was bleeding like crazy. Now wouldn't you know that this morning when I was packing some medical supplies to bring along I picked up my blood stop powder trying to decide if I should bring it, but I didn't because I was like why in the world would I need blood stop powder?? From now on it goes in the medical box to the shows!! So I took of running and asking people if they had any and finally was able to locate some. I packed it on there and Dad was sitting on the floor holding her in his lap. It just kept coming though and I just had to keep packing the blood stop powder on. I decided to call my vet and see what he thought I should do, so thankfully I was able to talk to him, and he said I should go ahead and pull the rest of that horn off. I was having a hard enough time already and I just couldn't bring myself to do that, so my brother Elijah stepped in and did it for me. Once that was off it was easier to put pressure right on it, and after a few more minutes we were finally able to get it stopped. Oh my, it scared me SO bad though, I thought she was going to bleed to death there was so much blood. So I still had to go ahead and get the other 2 doe kids clipped, this time being extremly careful how I hooked the chain around their heads. I decided just to clip my buck kid Saturday morning since the bucks show last. we were able to get things wrapped up and head back to the Burnett's house by about 9:30, and my little kid was resting nicely.

Now our evening with the Burnett's was a story in itself!! :D Huh Abbie?? I was really tired, but once I got there and was able to get over that kid breaking her horn and get a cup of coffee, things started getting wild. :) Lots of fun though, we had tickle fights and pillows were flying hard!! :) Put Abbie and I together, and what do you get? Lots of fun and craziness!! :D We settled down finally and then Hannah and I talked in bed till about 2:30 a.m. I had so much fun though!!

Charity came with us early to the show on Saturday, and the rest of my family and more of the Burnett's got there at about 9:30. The show didn't start out too well for us, with my 3 doe kids not placing at all, as well as my 12 month old doe. So I was hanging all my hopes on my last little buck kid "Pendragon." Finally his turn came, and he acted like he had been shown all his life!! I was so proud of him, he led so well and held his head up so high, and when the judge was looking at him from the front he looked right up at his face like "look at me." I was begining to wonder though, because the judge picked the 4 very biggest buck kids in the class and then just kept going up and down looking over all the rest of us. Finally he came up to me, checked his bite and pointed me over to his "keepers," and then sent the rest out. WOW talk about close!! :) So Pendragon placed 5th, at only 6 weeks old next to those whopping almost 3 month olds. I was very happy!! The judge had some nice things to say about him as well.



We packed up and Elijah Anna and I were going to stay at the Burnett's house and wait for Caleb and Daniel to get back from Dallas later that evening and then go on home. But it ended up that they were going to be really late so we just went on home at about 6:00. We had a nice afternoon though, most of the time the Burnett girls were "styling" my hair. Had some pretty interesting "do's" but I must say they were much better than the things my sister Anna does!! :D

6 comments:

Danielle said...

Yay! Thanks for posting Besh! Congratulations with Pendragon! :) And I am still so sorry about the other little kid. :( That would have been so scary seeing all the blood. :(

Sounds like you had a GREAT time with the Burnetts!!! Did you get any crazy hairdo pictures?? You should post them if you did! ;)

Love reading your posts!

Melinda said...

Congrats on getting fifth! That is great! I so wanted to come to the show Saturday! I was very disappointed, but I was sick! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Yes everything goes when you are with Abbie B. :-) :o) Right abbie!??

maybe i can come to another show, it sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

It was so much fun being with you, Besh! Looking forward to next time, Lord-willing!

Hannah

Abbie said...

Ok, I guess I'll agree, I do get pretty crazy sometimes:o) :o)

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