Saturday, July 18, 2015

Letting go


I started this post yesterday. It was originally titled Dread. I was selling my oldest baby goats and was a little anxious and unsure how I would feel handing my babies over to a complete stranger hence the title Dread so I decided not to post because it was a bunch of anxious mumbo jumbo anyway..........
Well, Kenny showed up at 6 as planned. I was pleased to find out he was a like minded person. He also has 20 acres of land which is amazing. 2 acres fenced for the goats. He rescued another goat from being eaten which is a plus. Anyways we talked FOREVER about homesteading goals, land, the town he lives in and then it came time to say goodbye. I told them both bye went in the house fought off tears, came back out and Kenny was still here. Finally I held Lady while the hubs grabs the babes and snotfest commenced. I was a blubbering bawling idiot! Poor Kenny said he was so sorry and felt terrible since I couldn't quit crying. Several times throughout the evening I would picture my little boyfriends (that's what I named the boy goat) face and the water works would happen. I don't know if me being a middle aged female has anything to do with my extreme attachment to my babies. I don't know if everyone that raises critters gets as attached to them as I do. I don't know why I mourn them leaving. The only thing I do know is today, I'm okay, I still miss their sweet faces but I got a gallon of milk from their ma so it's time to make some cheese :))))))

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  1. Oh Kelly, I'm so sorry, but it does sound like you found them a good home. I've been around goats enough to know how sweet they are and how easily you can get attacked to them. You have a tender heart and that is nothing to ever apologize for having. Love is a good thing, whether it's towards people or animals.
    Here's to better days.
    Connie :)

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  2. My one daughter said good-bye to all her goats a few days back. It was sad, but they will close by, and she can go visit and get her baby goat "fix" too.

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    1. I can't even imagine getting rid of ALL my goats. I love them so much. Luckily your daughter can visit them

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  3. Sounds like a good out come for the goats, lots of land and not a dinner plate in the future.

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    1. Oh PP! I know, I can't help it. I'm a girl!

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  5. What a good lookin' goat! That's the problem with raising animals. You cannot keep them all. (Although I must admit most of us end up keeping too many!)

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    1. I wanted to keep my little doeling but until we get our pasture fenced I really didn't have room for another goat. It was the responsible thing to do but I hated it

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  6. Kelly,

    Great to see you back. It's hard, you get attached to the animals you raise. I truly think you can blame it on that peri-menopause thing!!!
    Don't listen to PP, he's a stinker!!!

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  7. Sometimes it's hard to see the ones you've cared for go to someone else, but it DOES sound like a great place for them to go!

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  8. It IS hard to part with them - unless they are awful and you can't wait to have them inflict themselves on someone else. At least you know he is going to a caring person. That should be a big relief. Then, there is the milk..... :)

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  9. Hey There! I have wondered about you so often of the past months...I just happened to check over here today and see your back! I am glad...

    I got rid of ALL my goats a few months back...with all the surgery I had and other things I just didn't have time for them...I guess I have hardened some of the years of this lifestyle...I didn't cry...I was actually glad to see them go...Of course I will have more in the future when the time is right...A few years ago yes I would have and did cry like a baby when something had to go...but for me with time I have learned loss, no matter what kind is part of living this lifestyle...I still dont do the 'deed' (kill)when processing the critters, hubby does that, but I have come to understand hard decisions have to made sometime...No one ever said doing the best/right thing was easy...

    Hugs from corner of the state!
    The Homestead Lady

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  10. You should have heard the wails, screams, and blubbering from me when my favorite chicken died.

    Practical Parsimony

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