Thursday, July 7, 2011

Auction Days

We have been attending quite a few auctions lately, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Belfast and Delmas and weekends we drive to places like Gauteng (Pretoria and Johannesburg)  in our never ending search for sheep and goats....I have been informed by " The Boss"  that we will be visiting the Kalahari Desert and The Great Karoo (Cape) in the next month or so! We like nothing better than travelling the country and seeing the unknown places we have never been to before (like the Kalahari Desert!) This will be a 1000km trip for us and we are so looking forward to it! I have learned a couple of interesting things while attending these auctions with Cules....,like why a couple of Angora goats have been our biggest bargains ever....,we bought them included in a group of Boer goats and went to sell them at a auction a couple of days later and got four times what we paid for them..! Why?  Because some guy buys sheep (Merinos) at the auctions,shaves them and brings them back to be sold again the next week having made tons of money from their wool!! Our customers likes to buy shaved sheep so they can judge whether they are thin or fat at a glance,so Cules has latched on to these lots at the auctions something terrible!




I was just thinking this goat must sure be happy that he won't be hunted for his "trophy," then remembered that he is probably at the auction to be sold to the meat man...





Hey,Mister...,why do you have such big horns?????

What,do you want to challenge ME?

Do you know who I am??




Cules was the only man present who dressed so he was colour coded with his dog....

Nah, it just happened both him and Minki felt like wearing blue on a cold Wednesday morning...


13 comments:

  1. LOL Cute sassy dog and Mr. I have not seen a goat with horns like that before..poor guy! :D

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  2. Hi Liesl .. fantastic trip to be doing .. Kalahari and the Great Karoo .. enjoy the time away .. and that goat looks too beautiful.

    I can't wear wool .. but Merino must be so soft .. enjoy the trip and the learning .. cheers Hilary

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  3. It must be the year to do the Kalahari Liesl as friends in Cape Town just came back from there. Fantastic photos of their trip so we expect nothing less from you. The pressure is on! Cules and Minki look cute in their coordinated outfits!

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  4. I guess it is cooler travelling in winter but the Cape in winter can be very cold and windy!! Think I would prefer to look at the auctions in summer. Diane

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  5. Sounds like an awesome trip. Get lots of pics!!

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  6. That's some set of horns on that goat. How cold does it get there in the Winter? Do you get snow?

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  7. that really is an impressive set of horns. poor boy... and i just love your little spitfire minki! and your sweet color-coordinated cules!

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  8. I love a sassy jack russell! Nice to see Minki and Cules were color coded. Those are some huge horns on that goat!

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  9. Hi Louise,I guess our winters here in Tzaneen would be like summer to you!! It does get bitterly cold in Belfast and in some Natal and Cape areas it snows a bit sometimes and then everyone from the other provinces goes there to see snow!!

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  10. Lucky you! Where in France will you be visiting? Plan to eat and eat and eat. And love it.

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  11. Hi Annette,Paris for a couple of days and then on to Lyon...I sure am planning that eating thing,have shown hubby the crepes you had!

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  12. Wow! I think I would love your life! And about those horns...what a pain to go through life with, so they darn well better be impressive.

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  13. And some of that fine merino wool ends up on the end of my needles and then on my hands in the cold winter months! I sure would like to see some pics of that auction!

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