See how things are adding up to the final equation... of a humanity with his hands back in the earth and with the animals that sustain him. People all over the world are joining the "green" movement and the duality shift often times brings into mind the battleground, pitting the green against the non green... when infact we are all in the same world and breathing the same air. There is nothing we can do that this planet could not do back to us and if we kill the planet we die with it, so when we step outside of duality we realize we are just going along this journey called evolution. So we gathered all these new ideas and brought them to fruition. We invented new inventions and conquered the unimaginable. But the truth is - we live and we die. Like the rest of the living, we have an end, but in that end we have a new beginning for the spirit is made of fire and renewal is one of the names for the fiery phoenix. This blessing is bestowed upon all those with spirit (find your spirit and hold onto it for a ride).....
So those with spirit come forth.... and forth came the goat.
No animal could be as useful to man besides the chicken, as the goat. And very few will bring as much comic relief, love and frustration as a goat. Goat's milk is good for the skin and can be used to make nice soaps, along with the various cheeses and yogurt. Goat have even been used to pull carts, control undergrowth in forests... Of course they can also provide meat and at a fast rate, as many goat breeds will twin regularly and even have triplets. On top of this, they can do it on feed few other animals can cope with and of course the steeper the ground the happier the goat and steep ground is not so good for people deveopment anyway, so the fact we could have them for goats to use is truly a blessed thing! Goats are true mountaineers and enjoy nothing more than climbing around. If you don't have rocks then a playgym will be used, otherwise they might just start jumping all over your car!
Though goats do have resilience and a robustness fit for four stomachs, a goat starved of love and companionship will wither away quickly. And you learn quickly their hearts are made of pure love.
They really love nothing more than you to come for a walk with them and let them eat as they come along, picking leaves and twigs as they hop along playing and being happy. Soon you become happy too and you know this is what feels nice. And its been gone for a long time for us. Instead we've put the goats in pens and given them feed rations. The mechanical nature of our industrial lives flooded into the farm. The small farm in its original blueprint is almost lost in the flood of industry. Its a good thing I kept a small copy of the small farm in a wrinkle in time in my pineal gland, right in the centre of my brain. In 2008 I pulled out the dusty old emerald it was embedded in and held it up to the light. It vibrated and in a flash I was brought from Topanga to Asheville and almost instantaneously before the house is even settled completely the old farm is manifest with ancient breed siberian cats, icelandic sheep, irish dexter cattle, old welsh blooded horse, antique english springer spaniel and antique chickens. And beaming from the emerald were a brand new breed of goats. Unnamed yet and I'm not alone in the birthing of this new goat combining a mixture of milking goats with fiber goats in the miniature form to provide us with a lovely easily managed dwarf dual purpose goat. The smaller size will make it easy to keep in urban places and the easier manageability of the goats will mean more people will be able to get involved and there is nothing like hiking with your pet goats- they love it, you love it, you all have fun, laugh and feel the infinite love of the eternal spirit in yet another one of its channels of life, and one we will never forget a hike with goats.