Sometimes I wonder if my "Homesteading" is becoming more important than my Lord. I get totally preoccupied with goats, sheep, gardens, etc. We call our place "Glory Farm", wanting to bring Glory to God in all we do. Just about the time I think I have my priorities all messed up, God takes care of it. Our goats and sheep are having their little ones, just like they are all over right now. My two Alpines, the ones that were so healthy, so promising , have had a horrible time of kidding. One poor doe died and her kid with her. The other lost her kid and we're trying everything to save her. We had to pull both kids, and the second doe, the one still alive, was in very poor shape going into labor. She started going downhill fast after her sister died. We have her on two types of antibiotics, oxytosin, and a pain killer. She's been down for two days, now, but she's not getting any worse. Now I say, Lord, I could give it all up for you. Help me to learn from experience, to use this knowledge and to be a better caretaker of my animals. Amen.
I think the two Alpines had too much feed for the last month of their pregnancy. I've never had this problem before. A terrible way to learn.
I am thankful for the lambs and kids that are healthy. I am hopeful that the goats and sheep left to have babies will be fine. I am thankful that my Jesus is in control.
From Glory Farm