This was not one of my goats, but a friends. He trusted me to do the right thing and I feel like I let him and this goat down. Since the event happened yesterday, I have been turning it over and over in my mind. What could I have done differently? Would it have made a difference? Or was her fate settled when she started pushing?
Farming is not easy, it never was. Death like a crouching predator is always in the corner, waiting to pounce. Are you going to make that one mistake that costs an animal their life? Or will you defeat death this time?
Most days farming is hard but good. When then girls (and stinky boys) come up to you and want scratchies or to rub against you like a 130lb cat (I would suggest if you have hills stand on the upward side!) It makes it all worthwhile.
Death is a part of life, but it was not always this way and one day, it will not be again.
Mankind was so selfish they wanted to "be like God" and threw away the gift of never physically dying. Not only did mankind condemn themselves to death, but all of creation. But, all is not lost, one day death will be no more.
Oh how I long for that day.