How do i get in to these things?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by fivemoremiles, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    We had a reality tv show from Florida call me and they want to film an episode on the ranch.
    They say they have a group of teens get put in new situations and film there reactions.
    so far i will have them cut the goats out of the cow herd and bring them up so i can treat them for worms.
    then i thought i would have them unload and stack the last 4 ton of hay off the truck and stack it in to the barn.
    I dont have a plan B Do you have any fun things we can make these city kids do?
     

  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Stacking hay is great! I agree with cleaning pens. Good luck with the show.
     
  3. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Sounds good. But any scratches or cuts need cleaning or medication?
     
  4. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Wash a buck in rut and treat urine burns:heehee:
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Milking is always comical with kids who've never been around farm animals...then there's always castrating for Rocky Mountain oysters ;)
     
  7. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    I am LOVING all the ideas! Ya’ll are truly my peoples hahaahahah!

    Mine would be.... scrubbing water holders of any kind and feeders! I absolutely hate doing these two things. Hate it even though it does not take long.
     
  8. Damfino

    Damfino Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Right behind you
    I'm a big fan of giving teens some hard grunt labor, but then rewarding them with something awesome like goat milk ice cream, or introducing them to some of the more charming aspects of farm life. Farm life is hard, but it's also very rewarding. We don't want to frighten off the next generation of potential farmers by showing them only the difficult, dirty, unpleasant parts of what we do! Best of luck to you!
     
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  9. TexasGoatMan

    TexasGoatMan Well-Known Member

    593
    Jul 3, 2015
    Dekalb, Texas
    Have them put on gloves and pull stool samples to test for worms. Then let them give the goats animal crackers. See how many eat the cookies with out washing their hands.
     
  10. Nicholas

    Nicholas New Member

    15
    Nov 2, 2020
    California
    Sorry, but i would never let them on the property!
    But, check their liability coverage and have your lawyer look at the contract.
    What, no contract?
     
  11. Nicholas

    Nicholas New Member

    15
    Nov 2, 2020
    California
    Not sure how this works as i am new, but my previous post was deleted.
    Check liability; you should have a contract and checked by your lawyer.
    What if these kids chase an animal into a fence and it breaks a leg.
    What if one of your cows turns on these kids and they stand there frozen.
    What if..
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Your post is there above your last one.

    Having the right insurance is important, I agree.
     
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  13. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    After reading all the legal documents they wanted me to sign. i had this uncomfortable vibe. then i watched an episode on YouTube.
    Hell no
    i have worked too hard to make make this place a family friendly. to let a bunch of young adults that are clueless foul mouthed premadona's ruin my reputation.
     
  14. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Well, I sure don't blame you.
     
  15. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    I woulda done the same. An immediate no thanks. Far too many risks involved