We’ve decided to put off becoming dairy goat owners for a year. The reason? The economy.
Yea, verily: Who’d have thought that goat-owning would be a casualty of the economic downturn, but frankly we cannot make the numbers work for this year. Like many other people, we’re in the unenviable position of [freaking out] about what 2009 holds for us. We’ve decided to invest, instead, in some needed and unavoidable farm repairs. Yes, for this year, things like Roof For Garage trump Cute Nubian Goats. Totally unfun, but then again, we already own the garage, etc., so it makes sense to take care of one’s current investments.
Where’s The Child? Here she is, playing with 18 pregnant Nubian does
In a sense, it’s a bit of a relief that we’ve made this decision. There is a lot of work to be done before we get one (shed, fencing), and now we’ve got the time to check these things off our list.
I’m a bit disappointed, I will admit. We are, however, doing all we’re doing with the long view in mind: I will instead be very excited this time next year. Hopefully.
Aren’t they the cutest things?