Friday, September 02, 2011

Making Tough Decisions around the Farmette ..................

I've made a tough decision and although I feel sad about selling the goats , I know I must. When we bought the goats about a year and a half ago , we built a shed and installed a large lot around the shed. We had plans to fence in a larger area around it so they could browse and graze during the day and would be housed in the smaller lot/shed at night to keep them safe from predators. But things didn't workout as planned , Dh had already taken a pay cut when we got the goats and shortly after that he was put on short time. He's been laid off every other week for over a year now and we're not sure what the future holds.

So we had to cut back and the fence was put on hold , I thought the job situation would get better , but it still looks bleak. I've been thinking about this for awhile and last week I made the tough decision to sell them. I ran an ad on Craigslist and a wonderful local couple called the next day , they came to see them and agreed to purchase them. They'll be here for another week , while they get prepared to house them.

I'm going to miss them dearly, but I know for now it's the right thing to do and I'm very thankful they'll be going to a good home. I hope to have goats again in my future when the economy gets better and we're able to get fencing up. It's been a wonderful experience and I'm thankful for all the wonderful blog friends whom have helped me gain the knowledge of taking care of them along the way.

~ Many Blessings ~



Anonymous said...

It's such a shame you aren't able to keep them, but it's quite lucky you found someone to take them. I've never had any luck on Craig's List, so many of my goats that I have to sell end up going to market. Hopefully things will look up and you'll be able to have goats again.


AkasaWolfSong said...


Seems it is time for things to be leaving eh my friend? I'm sorry you have to get rid of your goats...I will keep your family in my prayertime as you are keeping mine in yours...and thank you so much for stopping in and saying such a beautiful thing to me. It means more than you know.
I pray the economy gets better for is just plain scary out there right now.
Many Abundant Blessings Dear One! xoxoxo

Peggy said...

It breaks your heart I know but sometimes we just have to do things that hurt. Very happy your goaties are going to a nice family. I have been trying to figure out which ones of mine to sell. The price of feed just keeps going up. The ones I have been caring for are suppose to leave Tuesday but I will wait and see on that. I did get some money on their feed bill that helped a little on buying more. Whenever you decide to get goats again give me a call as I will probably have one or two ready for a new home. Have a blessed weekend!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

I hear what you're saying JoyceAnn but sometimes we have choices to make and some of them aren't easy to make. The positive out of this is that you know they are going to a good home and that you'll probably be able to visit them once in a while. Hope your economy improves soon so ours can too.