The boys who have been responsible for raising and growing our small herd of dairy goats are now men!! They have decided to be done with farming for now. One is beginning University studies and the other has graduated from college, has a job and is getting married! Now the summer of "reckoning" has come for me, "Mom" ! Can I do all the work that they have been doing? Do I WANT to do all the work?? I am learning to milk for the first time, and have begun to take over the daily chores to see if we will stay in this. I like to make soap(it's the only soap we use). We also enjoy not ever buying any milk at the grocery store(we and others would really miss the good, fresh milk!). I also really enjoy the goats. They are friendly and very smart(to the point of almost uncanny!) They are a beautiful and interesting example of God's creation and many spiritual lessons can be learned from observing nature in action! So.........we will see!