Phil and Andy are out hiking through the woods when they notice a big,
deep hole near the track.
"That looks deep," observes Phil. "Let's toss
some pebbles in to see how deep it really is."
So they gather up some pebbles, toss them in and wait ... ... ... no
"Wow! It must be really deep," says Andy. "Let's try some bigger
rocks and see what happens."
They find a couple of rocks, the size of
basket balls, throw them in and wait ... ... ... still no noise.
Looking around them, Phil notices an old railway sleeper in amongst the
undergrowth. "Let's throw that down the hole," he suggests. "It's so big and
heavy it's bound to make a noise."
With great difficulty they manoeuvre the sleeper to the edge of the hole
and heave it in.
They're still listening when there's an almighty
crashing noise behind them. They turn and see a goat racing out of the
undergrowth as fast as its legs will carry it. It rushes past them, leaps
into the air and straight down the hole. They are amazed.
A moment later an old farmer comes ambling out of the woods and enquires,
"Have you seen my goat?"
"Yes," reply the two friends. "It was the
craziest thing we ever saw. It came running out of the woods like a mad
thing and jumped straight down that hole."
"Oh no," says the farmer. "That can't have been my goat. My goat was
chained to a railway sleeper!"
Beware! The original witch of Wookey Hole was an old woman who lived in
the caves with only a goat for company!
Goats Put Out To Grass
A group of Texas tourists were on a bus tour of France when they came upon the
town of Sancerre in the Loire Valley. They eventually stopped at the
little village of Chavignol and visited a cheese farm where the world famous
'Crottin de Chavignol' goat's cheese is made; their guide, who was the
farmer's wife, led them through a process of cheese making, explaining how
goat's milk was used.
Madame showed the group a picturesque hillside where many goats were
grazing. These, she explained, were the older goats put out to pasture when
they no longer produced. Madame then asked, turning to the group,
'What do you do in Texas with your old goats that aren't producing?'
One spry and very quick elderly gentleman answered, 'They send us on bus
In Warsaw, Poland, Solly visits his rabbi and complains, 'Life is
unbearable. There are nine of us living in one room. What can I do?'
The rabbi answers, 'Take your goat into the room with you.'
Solly is incredulous, 'What?' but the rabbi insists, 'Do as I say and
come back in a week.'
A week later Solly comes back looking even more
distraught than before, 'We cannot stand it,' Solly explains to the rabbi,
'the goat is filthy.'
The rabbi then tells Solly, 'Go home and let the goat out. Come back in a
Solly, now radiant, returns to the rabbi a week later, exclaiming, 'Life
is beautiful. We enjoy every minute of it now that there's no goat; only the
nine of us.'
Goat and Triangle
collective noun for goats is tribe.
Chinese Year of the Goat
Goats are the centre of any group, they are also compassionate and helpful.
Their sincerity can be taken advantage of and Wood Goat may get
their feelings hurt by undeserving sympathy seekers.
Sometimes, Wood Goat need to suppress their caring ways and take
care of themselves.
You May Find Goats in These Occupations:
florists, hairdressers, actors and teachers.
People Born in the Year of the Goat
Michelangelo, King George VI, Mark Twain, Orville
Wright and Rudolph Valentino.
more about the year of the Goat.
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