To take over the goats or not to.
That is the possibility over the next 2 years. Daughter is talking about moving out after she graduates (and go off to college) and won't be able to take the goats with her. If she leaves them, I would have to take over all duties that she took care of. Which is everything - all goat care, milking, and soap making. I was simply the goat milker back-up. And of course, watered them during the school year when needed.
This is only a "possibility" as I have a very large garden to plant, weed, harvest and stock up with. Not to mention chicken duties, splitting wood and so forth. And then there is possible employment outside of the home, and my freelance work inside the home. And "Big Boy" is another element to the decision. I'm not sure if I can handle his smell and attend his care. And lastly, there is the issue of never leaving to travel anywhere, and being tied down to the homestead.
But, then again, we have somewhat of a goat history in the family. Here is my mother with her goat Buttsey and cat named Dusty.
Saying it's just a possibility, makes it easier to simply let sit for a while.