Mom and I are now professional shearers. We shear my goats, but just today we went to shear the five goats I had sold earlier this year. It was fun to get to see them again. And we got paid! My Mom is such an awesome lady--who else has a Mom who teaches herself to shear Angora goat
It is so indescribably peaceful to hang out with goats and donkeys. I'm glad gardening season is over so I can let them all out to eat down the remains of the garden and the first falling leaves. They get such a diversity in their diet, plus I don't have to do much to put the garden to bed for the winter. And I would rather have the goats eat the leaves than rake them, since I have so many trees. Healthy grazing, ruminant animals are so focused on munching and digesting and so contented. Unless you have experienced being one of a goat herd, it is hard to explain the aura of peace and contentment. And the donkeys just love to have any attention from me--scratching around their ears and just hanging with them. I just like being around them. And I've never thought of myself as one of the herd! I have always felt so out of place with humans. I'm just in the wrong herd!
Angora goats rule!
Thank you, Lord, for my job, my home, and goats!