Carmen had Penny in the stanchion and was straddling her, trying to trim one hoof when the little doe simply lay down.
He stepped off the stanchion and moved toward her.
"Practically," she lied, dodging backwards and putting a stanchion between them.
He leaned against the stanchion and cleared his throat.
Several days ago she had ordered a goat stanchion to put in the barn.
"You know," she continued as she scooped grain into a stanchion, "it really galls me that Josh is always encouraging Lori with her work, but he never misses an opportunity to belittle mine.
The three of them were laughing and joking while they put the stanchion together when Alex came into the barn.
He picked Penny up and set her on the stanchion.
"We're trying to put a goat stanchion I ordered together – and not having much luck," Carmen said.
She was hanging from the stanchion and suffocating.