Hello again. It is Phelan's mom again. She wanted me to tell you a few of my homesteading stories. So, I thought I would start out with "How to keep a goat from eating your front door".
You see I had this goat named "Gloria". As goat go she was, well, she was a goat. Really just a goat. White, hairy & rude.
Anyways, she of course, like all goats ate everything. My husband was working on the tractor one time & Gloria ate the bolts & drank the oil he had drained. I found her standing in the motor of my car once when I'd gone into the house to get oil. She was, well should I say, "a goat."
She was forever eating at my front door. I'm not saying she was standing at my front door eating her oats. She was standing at my front door EATING MY DOOR!!!!!
I watched as my door slowly started to disappear. I whacked her, I temped her with other goodies, but to no avail. Finally, I came up with the answer to all goat eating problems.
Habenero peppers. Yes, Habernero peppers. I took the pepper & smeared it along her favorite eating area and waited. When Gloria, in all her goat glory, came to chow down on my door, she got a surprise. Her lips curled, she showed her teeth, she made a strange noise, and she left my door. Never to visit it again. DOOR SAVED.
Now, you can't swab habernero juice on everything. But, for a door it as just the sweet taste that can bring a goat owner joy.
Tomorrow, I will tell you why Phelan is so weird.