It’s been awhile since we had a goat thing and recently, one of our dearest NGIP fans sent these photos of the event in to us and we are dying to show them to you! (Thanks, Warren!)
According to the site, this is isn’t your ordinary county fair goat thing, and I quote…
The Goatalympics is not your typical livestock event! Rather than focus on conformation and production, as seen at a typical County Fair, the Goatalympics is all about having fun with pet goats. It’s a chance for people to show off their ruminants’ skills, with events ranging from obstacle courses and races to costume and stall decorating contests.
Enjoy! (Man, I hate it when people say “enjoy”, don’t you?)
Did you ever have this saying in high school?
I am a cheerleader.
I love to cheer.
And you say it just like that. lowercase. with periods. Like you’re all bored and everything. An ironic cheerleader, if you will.
Okay. Carry on.
See how that pink goat’s tail is up? All goats tails are up. This is one of the ways you are supposed to be able to tell a goat from a sheep. And yet, after all these years I still can’t tell the difference and for those of you who saw my St. Martin vacation video or my Animals of St. Martin post, I stupidly identified sheep as goats, but had I looked at their butts for one second, I would not have made that mistake. But enough about me, let’s keep showing goat pictures. Real goat pictures.
I’m sorry to interrupt again, but this will be the last time. I just wanted to point out that one way to ensure that you are taking pictures of goats instead of sheep is to take photos of whatever animal they have at the Goatalympics because odds are, they will be goats and not sheep. Also? just use the photos from the fans who send them in and who seem to know better the difference between the two because obviously I don’t.