Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
jigsaw

eureeekaaa!!!!!

Recommended Posts

after been house bound for several days due to severe rain and winds,i decided on the spur of the moment to head out to where the goats USED  to be ..and took the 2 kelpie pups and the old dog Sonic and the Saluki bred Lucifer with me for a jaunt ,they too were kennelled up due to the weather,I left late and arrived just before 9 a.m....met the landowner ,had a chat and went on my way..He told me not a goat had he seen in 12 months ,so i was expecting that and no surprise..I threw the 223 over my shoulder and the mutts speeding around ,enjoying their new found freedom ,we hit the roughest spots i could muster to try slow these mad feckers down,up the grassy path and in to the scrub trees,dense rocky outcrops everywhere and a few ridges we hit the open hillside.

IMG_20200112_102633.jpg.0f8c86a21b6ddc39e0163f9b0ce78d79.jpg

across the hill there wasnt a trace of life ,so we trudged for half an hour till we reached the bank that leads to the boundary field,the only field in the area,and i saw a few tracks,something was walking about ,so i carried on and from here on in its a different ball game ,.high ridges and screens of trees ,almost impossible to get through without a swear or curse word every minute from the low lying branches whacking you in the face.....the pups were flying into their new world,theyd never seen any place like this before,they step off a sod and disappear into undergrowth ,and had to scramble or just plain burst their way out ..it was good to see them deal with the unknown,

the black lad wasnt too impressed by the looks of him,like a spoilt child that didnt want to go ,he just loped along ,not showing much interest on the surrounding area.Half way across the rough ground i spotted a very recent and well worn path through the long grass and heather..I started hoping ,we might see something,so i continued on....I had to climb the first ridge of the day and getting up the rocky heather strewn face of it is hard enough when its been dry,but when its been pouring for days non stop ,its downright hard and dangerous..I scrambled,swore as i slipped back down at times and then soaked through ,i scrambled to the top,

 

 

IMG_20200112_102709.jpg

IMG_20200112_102703.jpg

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love reading about your Goat adventures Jigsaw it’s been a while I envy the countryside you got there, well done to you and the dogs couldn’t have been easy carrying that lot back to the car. 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, FLATTOP said:

Love reading about your Goat adventures Jigsaw it’s been a while I envy the countryside you got there, well done to you and the dogs couldn’t have been easy carrying that lot back to the car. 

I payed for it last night FT,cramps had me jumping around like an irish dancer,f****n pain is unreal lol..entertains the family though 

 

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

forgot to add heres a hole i fell into on the way back,well above my knee ,boot full of black freezing shitty water ..man was i cursing ,lol

IMG_20200112_130939.jpg

  • Like 2
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, jigsaw said:

I payed for it last night FT,cramps had me jumping around like an irish dancer,f****n pain is unreal lol..entertains the family though 

 

I always found plenty of water and packets of crisps, or something salty helps , and to get the shower running hot cold repeat on the calves or wherever....

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...