As a world follower, I frequently listen to BBC. I would love to have the opportunity to follow news stations from every country. For now, BBC is my best radio option.
Yesterday, they had a segment about a rare sheep farmer. Or, was it goats? I wasn’t terribly interested in this news piece, so my mind was wondering, as it often does. However, I did catch the part about her farm being threatened into bankruptcy. She said the flock would all be killed, if that happened.
As a person who does what I can to protect the well-being of animals, this snapped my hearing into gear. The commentator asked the farmer what she intended to do. She responded that her father always had a saying, “If the goats jump over the fence, build it higher.”
These words encouraged me! Time often pitches curve balls, when we believe life is coming at us fast. Maybe, it is a way to slow us down. Possibly, in order to send that curve ball into the outfield we need to bend, so we think like the farmer, and be a goat.
I had a goat for 12 years. Lambchop didn’t understand he was a goat, because he lived with horses. I guess this would be why he never strayed far from home. The last day I saw him, he was in the pony shed, leaning against the wall. He was tired of holding himself up. I guess his wall got to tall.
It is my intention to be both the goat, and the farmer. I want to live this existence without allowing walls to stop me, as I build a barrier of fortitude, giving me room to breathe, as I move forward. I think…..I am ready to face the world!