"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Taming of the Kids

The project:
Spend time taming goat kids.

Two hours or so. (Repeat daily with sessions ranging from 20 minutes to two hours.)

Why bother?
Our hosts raise dairy goats for their own family use. They also sell share their milk with friends and family. But dairy goats beget baby goats, and if you plan to use them for anything other than feral lawnmowers or meat they need to be tamed which is merely a matter of time and patience. As visitors, we had plenty of both.

Worth it?
Yes. We all learned more about these goofy, inquisitive animals, and the girls were entertained for hours. Farm life = simple pleasures.

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