Monday, March 21, 2016

The Caprine Campaign

The Caprine Campaign
There is some type of innate connection to dogs in man developed over thousands of years.
They are our companions, living with and working for us, generation after generation. They miss us, are excited to see us and give back a devotion our human counterparts usually cannot.
Most of us will never know there are other animals that have looked to man with as much devotion, and arguably given back even more.
I certainly did not grow up believing this. . .
I am so deeply thankful my boys have been afforded this knowledge from their beginning.
Quiet, soothing, personable, charming and ridiculously smart, I think goats have no rival.
I wish I could go back and have known them as I do now for my entire life.
I could be without cows, horses and dogs. I confess I would not wish to be. . .
But to be without goats once I've known them.
Oh, no.
Not ever.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington