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100 Years

25 May

This week the song for Song-ography is Five for Fighting’s 100 Years.  I’d not heard this before, but it left me all misty-eyed thinking about relationships and mortality.  I’ve shared my losses with you this spring, and I fear there’s more to come.  You see, Joe is wasting with CAE.  She is hanging in there, but I’m afraid she won’t make it through a cold winter.

Joe Jo Street

Joe Jo Street

Saanen Boer cross doe

Millie is Joe’s maa and my dearest friend in the world.  She’s my steady rock here, and I’m afraid I see her joints beginning to show signs of CAE too.  She’s hanging in there, and I’ll baby both of my girls for as long as I can.

Millie Ann Saanen

Millie Ann Saanen

Saanen goat in pasture

That building I’m cleaning out for kidding, will also be a nice place to deep bed them for their achy joints.

Saanen goat

Saanen goat joining herd

I don’t know how she got to be old so quickly.  I’m afraid we’ve nearly used up all of her years.  I do wish she had a full hundred to spend with me.

That still wouldn’t be enough time.