Johnny’s Final Gift

Some of y’all will recall that our long-time billygoat Johnny passed away a few months ago. Β He was a gentle giant and he sired nearly 300 kids during his time with us. We miss the stinky old guy.

Gone, but not forgotten

Gone, but not forgotten

A couple of weeks ago we discovered that our doe Ramona had kidded, long after the rest of the herd.

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She gave us a strapping lad.

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Even as his health was rapidly declining and old age was about to claim Johnny, he had managed faithfully to do his duty one last time.

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That thought made us smile.

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14 comments on “Johnny’s Final Gift

  1. Aww what a lovely gift!
    πŸ™‚ Mandy xo

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  2. daphnegould says:

    Kids are the cutest things ever. There is a flock of goats (with leashes!) that visits a pasture I walk through occasionally. The kids are so much fun to watch as they frolic.

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  3. BeeHappee says:

    A Surprise Baby is best. πŸ™‚

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  4. shoreacres says:

    What a delightful surprise that must have been. There’s nothing more admirable than dedication to one’s work!

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  5. Laurie@hinterlands.me says:

    Johnny lives on through his kid. What a lovely post about death and new life.

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  6. How sweet and wonderful!

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  7. Ann Wood says:

    Long live dutifuly Johnny…and those who come from his line! Praise God for His plan!

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