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I spent most of last night and a fair portion of today letting myself grieve the loss of a goat. Shamrock, the goat the vet skillfully tended to, died. I knew that it was a possibility. I was aware of the risk, but wanted to give her every opportunity to survive and thrive, so the vet was called. She was my oldest goat, and frail in her own way. This last stressful episode of being off feed, having a dead baby stuck...
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It's humbling to be a farmer. You do your best to care for your animals by providing food, shelter, care...and when you miss some sign that your animal isn't healthy (sometimes rather important!), you learn to be humble. You also learn from the mistake and experience. Today I had the vet out. Having the vet out means that something is REALLY wrong, and that you need help. The other side is that their visit usually resolves the challenge at hand. In...