The handsome fellow in the header photo is a Julbukk. We have had him for many years, and I used to leave him and two smaller goat companions and an Austrian straw girl displayed in the living room year round. He used to have a lovely beard made of wheat berries.
About four years ago we adopted a grey tabby cat named Luna. She was very, very interested in all the goats, but especially with the biggest one. She loved wrestling all the straw figures to the floor. She also ate all the wheat berries off the big one’s beard, leaving him the emasculated, beardless goat you see today.
We trimmed the Christmas tree this weekend, and I noticed this straw ornament and I got an idea.
I thought that this would make a lovely goat beard, and if I took it apart and carefully inserted the sprigs under his chin, Mr. Julbukk could be restored to his former glory. I will wait until after Christmas, since I need the straw ornament to fill in a bare spot on the tree.
What good ideas have you come up with lately? Made any good repairs? Do you have any julbukken?