“All right.  So when you’re away for a weekend, we’ve established that you have some odd adventures.”  {see posts one and two of this series}  “Don’t you people do anything, you know, normal?”

“Well… sometimes we look at antiques.”

“Oh!  Shopping?”

“Well, no.  Sometimes we’re just trying to figure out what the thing is that’s been brought in from the barn and has been sitting on the front porch for a couple years.”


Any ideas on what this thing is? We’re thinking maybe a de-horner for goats. Looks like some sort of medieval torture device.

“I give up.”


It’s back on the porch now, as décor.

“You did ask.”



About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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2 Responses to Antiqueing

  1. Patrick says:

    It is, in fact, a dehorner, though you’d probably use it on cattle rather than goats. My parents (both from farming families and farmers themselves) both used very much the same device on the grandparent’s farms, and my mother dug the one out of the barn and hung it on the wall last winter.

    • dep31 says:

      That makes sense; it looks like it would be awfully big for using on most goats of my acquaintance. Thank you for telling me what it is; I’ll pass on the info!

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