This Is our Village

Friday, May 11, 2012

Our Neighbors

Why is it that the goat that stinks on yonder hill has dined for years on chlorophyll?
Everyone enjoys them anyhow.
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  1. It's nice to see the goats again. We used to walk down by the fence, by Ansei Sholom synagogue, and feed them those small carrots you can buy at Publix. The big goats would muscle out the little goats unless you outwitted them.

    If a little goat was at the fence, sometimes you could tempt a big goat with a carrot in your right hand while getting a carrot through to the little goat with your left hand. Or if a little goat was a few feet in back of the goats at the fence, you could throw a carrot over the fence to him. If you aimed right and it landed right at his feet, he might beat the bigger goats to it.

    I almost don't post this lest some killjoy come along and tell me it's illegal. Well, for what it's worth, we haven't done it for a long time now.

  2. Did you notice the chopped down tree that lies in the canal and the railing that is in need of repair? I also enjoy that area and the goats.

  3. I am glad you have enjoyed the goats, jmitaly. I haven't been down there to see them for quite a while. Two or three of us used to visit. I haven't seen the chopped-down tree or the railing in need of repair--either because I haven't been to see the goats or (more likely, since I HAVE passed by on Falkirk Street) because I have been my usual unobservant self.

    One thing about our canals has interested me: I would visit Wakhodatchee or Green Cay, two areas to the south with boardwalks that are great for bird watching and be impressed with all the different wading birds and waterfowl. Only to find, when I returned, some of the same beautiful birds in our dirty canals! How undiscriminating of them, I'd think.


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