I will never forget the first buck show that I actually sat down to watch at the Tulsa State Fair many years ago. I was teaching Ag. at Perry and had some time to kill on that Saturday, so I watched the buck show. I enjoy watching judges sort livestock and take mental notes of how they handle the goats and how quickly they make decisions. Usually you can find a pattern of how an individual sorts the stock. This particular judge would evaluate the bucks on the chain and then instruct the exhibitors to “Turn them loose” – and I found this very entertaining to watch as a spectator. Especially as we got into the puberty aged buck kids, at one point on the “Turn them loose” command he had a four goat train of buck kids stacked up on each other in the corner. It was amusing to watch everyone in the ring attempting to pull the young, ambitious, over-achieving buck kids apart – CLASSIC. They quit turning them loose as the classes got older, probably a good thing. I have always wondered how many does get bred at the open shows late at night in those horse stalls. Goats are a very mischievous creature. We turned bucks in the second week of this month and we have had a couple of jailbreaks of our own. Our buck named “SpongeBob” has turned into a magician. We have found him in three different pens amongst does that were not intended for his yogurt, you would not want to turn him loose in a show ring – something or somebody will get bred. Just last night, we were listening to the romantic chatter of the bucks out in the lots and I noticed a whitetail deer on the far side of the pasture, I think “SpongeBob” was calling her in – I hope she stayed on the other side of the fence, cause if she were to enter his lair, it would be like shark week – there would be an attack!!! I hope the heat is finding goats liking the drier weather in Oklahoma and I hope lots of people are experiencing does getting settled with the extreme heat index – Have a Great Hump Day!!!