notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


I asked you how the elders of a Sudanese community resolved an incident where a man had been humping another man's goat.

Matt answered that the man was forced to have relations with the goat repeatedly to banish all amourous feelings the man had for Billy Goat Gruff. Niki wondered whether he was made to eat the goat.

Wonder no more people, the answer is here; he was forced to marry the goat:

"They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi [owner of goat]...

"We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said".

So, I reckon two pretty good guesses, no outright winner but I think Matt's is closest, though if you want to appeal this decision Niki, feel free.

I'll leave you with Mr Alifi's description of the event.

"It was around midnight when Tombe came to do his nonsense on my goat, and I was already in bed inside my house. Suddenly , I heard the goat make a loud noise. Immediately, I rushed outside to find Mr Tombe was naked and engaged in a relation with my goat . When I asked him what are you doing there, he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up”.


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