Sunday, October 2, 2011


For the first time in months, I was able to go to church this morning. It’s hard to express how delightful that was. Coming home, even opening the gate (which the goats recognize), they didn’t bleat. We went around to a peaceful backyard.

Sophia has been working on clicker training the goats. She’s training them to lift a hoof and stand still (for easier hoof trimming) and to walk calmly on a lead. They’re so smart (or at least they’ve realized that they adore raisins so much) that they are learning quickly and behave well for her.

The end of a short era – next time we have goat babies, they’ll have mamas to prevent their screaming. On to a new normal, and it is good.