Monday, January 10, 2011

Saying goodbye

We said goodbye to Chocolate and Lucky yesterday. It was their time to leave us for their date with the butcher. The date has been on the calendar for about a month so we had plenty of time to come to accept the fact that they wouldn't be with us anymore.

The original plan was to keep Lucky as a family pet but in the end Matthew was willing to let him go. He said that other than sharing their birthday he didn't really feel close to Lucky. I think that Matthew wanted to make sure that I had enough meat to finish the 100 meter diet. I appreciate his sacrifice .... he's simply looking out for his Dad.

I asked the butcher to save the hides for tanning. I've never tanned a hide before but if it all works out we'll have two small goat skin rugs to help remember them by.

The barnyard felt a lot smaller and quieter this morning. It will take some time to get used to not having Chocolate and Lucky around ... They were two affectionate and social goats. They always came over to say hello and get a scratch or two.

We'll miss them.

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