Fifty Shades of Poo

Sunday. What to do on a Sunday when it’s freezing? Go out of Sydney and to a hobby farm of course. I’m a city girl, but I quite like the countryside and love animals (yes I eat them too, but nobody’s perfect).

The only catch was getting up early. As I get older I love sleeping in. Um, actually I think I’ve always loved it, hmm… Anyway, my husband’s sister rented a house on a hobby farm and we visited for the day.

Rustic scenery

Well, how many kinds of poo are there on a farm? There’s little pellets of poo, not unlike chocolate covered sultanas, runny chicken poo, similar I’d think to caramel sauce, and then there was ginormous cow poo, which is like, well, a big lump of crap. The fragrance was not so good and I think my nostril hairs died.

When it came time to feed the woolly, furry and feathered, they waited eagerly at the gate. One of the large goats broke out and went straight for the feed storage bin. I grabbed one of his substantial horns and tried to force him back to the paddock, but he was strong. He tried to get out of my grip and stomped on my toe—ouch, no food for you stupid goat.

The kids had so much fun throwing food pellets, although the foot-stomping goat intimidated my four year old and he dropped his container and ran. My husband even tried his luck with an electric fence, just for fun (the things men do)—the fence won. I’m sure it will be a day my boys don’t forget in a hurry.

Stupid Goat & I

Rasta sheep

My 5 year old with some birds


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15 responses to “Fifty Shades of Poo

  1. That’s so funny you city slicker… Next time I am down there I’ll show you how its done. Haha…. Not the electric fence.. ah dah its live. So cute… Live the photos babe.

  2. Glad that ya’ll had a good day! Never trust goats, they’re sneaky:) Your son is adorable! Love the Rasta sheep, now there’s a hairdo. Thanks for the smiles:)

  3. Poor Dave – maybe the electricity will help; farming 101 — never pee on an electric fence 😉 goats can be clever. Happy you could get away.

  4. Loved this! I’m a city girl too, but my cousin always lived on ranches, so I spent a lot of time around farm animals and poo. Never turn your back on a goat, by the way…lol.

  5. Too funny! Not every dude is interested in touching electrified fences, just so you know. Only crazy ones! I take it he survived the experience? *shakes head* What have you done to the poor man that he takes such risks? *realizes that he is next on the podcast* Err, um, certainly you could never do anything to the man, angel that you are. *wipes forehead* Must have been born crazy…


  6. Fifty Shades of Poo…and Rasta Sheep lol! I love it, you’re too funny!x

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