You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes. – Malcom Bradbury

I just threw that title in cause it’s a crazy presidential election season, but I should have titled this post: We’re giving up the goats.

Yep, you read correctly.  Our family’s 3 plus year adventure with dairy goats is coming to an end.

If only had once sentence to explain why I’m doing this it would be this:

I believe God is leading me to use my time, resources and skills as a nurse to serve others in His name more.

*****I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY!  The above was the beginning of a long, thought-out post about why I’ve decided to give up the dairy goats in pursuit of more time available for serving God with my life as a nurse… or however He leads.  But, the Mac locked up and I had to force quite and that is all that’s left!  I guess I don’t need to post a long thought out post.  Deep sigh.

I guess I’ll just post pics from our years with the goats and say, I’ll miss the cheese and yogurt and milk.  I’ll miss the kidding seasons and those floppy-eared personalities.  But I’m looking forward to laying aside the good to pursue the best in what God would lead me to do right now.

FYI:   For my soap customers and friends: I’ll still be making soap.  Goats Make Soap Co. will have a new direction and operate a bit differently, but we’ll still be making our amazing soaps.

“If we really have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there. Let us submit the list to him and ask him to indicate which items we must delete. There is always time to do the will of God. If we are too busy to do that, we are too busy.”

– Elisabeth Elliot 

1 Comment

  1. Thank you, Sheila, for this down-to-earth, straight forward, genuine post. I did not even know this blog of yours existed! I am sure that saying goodbye to your goats is not going to be painless… but like you said – “to lay aside the GOOD to pursue the BEST in what God would lead you to do right now” – is going to be all the more gratifying. Praying for a smooth transition into whatever it is the Lord is directing you to do, Sheila. Love the Elisabeth Elliot quote, by the way!

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