First of all thanks for all the hugs. I needed them. To answer a few questions, yes I still have goats. I have Stella and Dottie who are Nigerian dwarfs. DWARFS. They weigh about 30 pounds each and on tip toes come about up to my waist. Hopefully Dottie will have a successful "date" next month and we will have babies in the Spring.
Ben and Jerry were standard dairy goats. Ben weighed in at about 170 pounds and stood over six feet tall when he jumped up, which he did a lot, on me. They were also wethers, so they couldn't make babies or milk so their purpose here was as pets and big freaking pets at that. With all my endeavors, I just couldn't chase them down the road one more day. They have gone to an awesome home and they now have a purpose of keeping their friend, Mr. Horse, company, so I am happy. I don't know the horse's name, 'cause I was kind of trying to keep from crying when they were being looked at and loaded up. The crate on the back of the truck had a stencil on the side that said, Live Baby Elephants. I don't even want to know what that means.
So while I am missing my goats and Dottie is too, she is still looking for them, I need to form a new normal and keep on keeping on. So though this will probably cause my 12-year old daughter, Little Girl, to never speak to me again, I need to ask you all a question. Am I the only one that sees the resemblance?
Smiles from the farm,