This weekend is bitter sweet. It marks the end of a six week long stint of goat shows. While I am absolutely and udderly " all puns intended" exhausted from the hustle and bustle of it all. I am sad to see this time of year that I love so much come to a quick end. We do plan to attend ADGA nationals, and we have our county fair and one ADGA show left in August, but the fun of living for each three day weekend is passing.
Now surely my home, "real job", sleep schedule, mental sanity and farm will benefit from us not living on the road from show to show. But, by this time next year, I will be itching and excited for show season to come back around.
I can see that light at the end of the tunnel and I realize how fast time flies when you are having fun. It really was just the beginning of May last week wasn't it? Or at least that's what it feels like! Our weeks are packed full of mowing, clipping goats for the following week, working and ensuring our homestead stays operable, meaning we are getting plenty of Vitamin D!
As I sit here and look at what remains on my to do list before we leave on Friday at noon for our last show of the consecutive season, it seems a bit insurmountable, but I have faith that with hard work, and dedication I will get it completed.
To top it all off, my first kid of the season is leaving tomorrow. He is going to a great home where he will be loved and cherished. These are repeat buyers that purchased two goats last year. He will actually be going to live with his full brother from last year and will be loved and well cared for by a family and little girl. It is always hard to have kids leave but it makes it so much easier to cope with. I look forward to all of his new adventures with his new family!
I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful sunshine and the cooler weather. Happy Goating!