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Aug 10 2010

Sorry for our mysterious absence, everyone! Allow me to explain:

We went on holiday for three days, and I went to all this trouble to pre-schedule fabulous posts from the nest-egg. But, I screwed something up with Saturday and Sunday's posts, which is why you were all left hanging for two days, and why Monday's post didn't acknowledge the lapse. But now we're back!

We took Adam's kids for three days glamping on a goat farm. Of the three nights, Adam only talked one of them, but those few mutterings were clearly inspired by reality.

First there was this one:
"We've got some serious stealth chickens on our hands. They lay so quietly. They're stupid and sneaky, with their scratching and pecking and... bagawking."
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There were two particular chickens who liked to spend their days rooting around in the dirt outside our cabin. One of them would even hop inside for a visit every day. Here's our special chicken:
   

Outside our cabin was a hill. Sitting atop that hill was a plastic tractor. That sturdy little tractor spent its entire day, every day, being pushed up then ridden down the hill by children. That probably accounts for this gem:
"This is MY tractor, and if I wanna roll it down the hill, I bloody will. Back off. I'm going down. Weeee! Heh heh heh."
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And here's Adam, taking his turn on the tractor. Note that it went a bit better for STM than it did for Adam:
   
And, apropos of nothing, here is me snuggling with a few of the farm's 900 goats:
   

I promise that, on some day when you least expect it, I will post all of the quotes that were supposed to appear over the weekend!

30 comments:

  1. Oh dear, I did not expect this huuuge post. You made my tea come out through my nose...
    Welcome back! And kudos on the goat farm camping concept - glad you had so much fun (or at least the appearance of fun ;) )

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  2. Also, I wonder when STM's world will start including goats being discriminated against

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  3. Glad you had fun on holiday! I had chickens for a little while. They're lovely.

    (And I'd love to know where the farm got the sling chairs in the left hand picture, if they rock. I know. Weird aside.)

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  4. Love the tractor shots! Comedy gold!

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  5. When he laughs in the end of the tactor dream he sound like Sideshow Bob from The Sipmsons :D

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  6. I don't know where to start!

    Glad to hear you all are okay! Looks like a fun time cabining :-)

    LMAO @ 1. Adam riding the tractor.
    2. The "wheeeeeeeeeeee heh heh heh"
    3. The friendly chicken!

    Great pics. Thanks for sharing your mini-holiday with all us strangers; the kids (baby goats) are so cuuuuuute!!!

    lol, yeah! good call M (above).

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  7. funny as alway!

    looks like reading this blog everyday is rubbing off on me.

    apparantly my missus tried to move me last night because i was taking up too much of the bed and i just yelled "NO PIGGIES" at her before rolling back to my side of the bed

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  8. Loving all the photos. What personable goats.

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  9. At Centre Parks in Sherwood Forest there's a bunch of swans who take a morning walk around the villas next to the lake, not for the exercise of course, but to see what lovely grub they'll get given.

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  10. lol glad ya'll are back....
    when I heard the stealth chickens where on the move I got the theme to mission impossible in my head.
    should have a shirt made for that.... a chicken sneaking around with dun dun dun on it. I know many people would love something like that.

    @ michael - hope your missus isn't mad at you or wanting a divorce for that comment!! lmao did she atleast smack you for it?

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  11. Well, Adam, I happen to know something about tractors, being the son of and nephew of Dairymen! I have been on the big ones, and the little ones! I have actually had to take some of them apart, and put them back together again when they needed repair! I can pretty much state with certainty that the tractor you are on there is NOT a wise choice! I can see no good use you can get out of it except to entertain the kids which I'm sure it did!

    Speaking of Kids, I'm sure you had a lovely time with Karen. Baby goats are damned cute, and lots of fun if they're used to people.

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  12. This post more than made up for the weekend, with the awesome quote and adorable animal photos.

    I'm sure that Stoney13 will tell you that those tractors with the narrow front wheels are very prone to tipping over on hillocks. Design flaw, not OE.

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  13. I want a pet chicken!!! So awesome!!! Glad you guys had a fun time!

    I love the fact that you bring the recorder with you on your trips so that we can still enjoy STM's ramblings!!

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  14. love all the pics. thanks karen!

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  15. and by the way, how did you end up marrying a brit?

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  16. @smikette - Go to the top nav and click on the "About" link. I tell you all about how Adam and I came to be together! -Karen

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  17. Cuuute! A goat halo for you! Little angel.

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  18. Looks like a great time! That tractor is clearly very well-loved, judging by the little wheel ruts going down the hill.

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  19. I have a very strange habit of calling my boyfriend in my sleep. He often asks if I remember calling him at 4 in the morning babbling about something (which I never do).

    Anyway, I thought you would enjoy that recently I called him in the middle of the night and said "please stop being a dinosaur, I really don't like it"

    I don't remember it but apparently it was quite amusing.

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  20. Aww, I just read your About page. I'm now especially glad you two got together. (As well as selfishly glad, as I do love STM.)

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  21. Glamping = Glamorous Camping

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  22. stoney13: I'm surprised you're not endorsing that tractor, after all it is an American brand! Myself, I'll drive any tractor I lay my hands on..

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  23. Lol, in the third tractor crash pic, it actually looks like Adam is throwing his hands up as if to say....weeeee!
    So glad you two are back safe and sound. We sure did miss you!

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  24. you are gorgoues!!!! lucky adam! :D glad you guys all had fun!

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  25. "It was all going well - until the chickens arrived......" 7@=Q

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  26. The picture of Karen with the chicken reminds me of Tori Amos. Tori apparently has a rooster that she refers to as her "huge cock".

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  27. I do hope you called 9-9-9, I believe that you did promise Adam that you would if he "bagawked" again! Something about him having a possible stroke?
    LOL

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