Sunday, September 25, 2011

The advantages of being "poor"

Recently, we've fallen a bit on hard times (no sympathy required, Gentle Reader.) Looking over the budget, it became obvious that we could no longer afford to keep 2 milk goats, so someone had to go. Now, goats are herd animals and do not do well alone, so they really need a companion. It does not have to be another goat; it can be a sheep, horse, or some other likely animal.

We ended up trading our Gracie for this little guy. He is a Boer wether, 3 months old, sweet and cute as a button, so I named him "Button."

He probably already weighs 30 pounds at least, so I didn't hold him like this very long. :)

I think we'll be great friends.

The neighbors came to meet Button:

It made me very sad to give up my Gracie, but I had to grow up. Sigh......


  1. I am glad you see the bright side, sometimes its hard. We seem to be in the same boat. I think it is just a sign of the times. ITs hard to pin point but some things are just different now.

  2. I am sorry you had to give up Gracie... That would have made me very sad too.

  3. Thank you, Ladies. Yes. Things are different now. I don't think it will get better any time soon. But I have SO much, and I'm grateful.

  4. I'm sorry you had to give up your goat. :( Maybe the husband should go instead. ;)

  5. Why didn't I think of that? He does cost more to feed! ;)


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