Am I the only one....?

United States
March 9, 2007 9:42am CST
Okay so I am sitting at home, typing this up, giggling to myself, because it looks like I am the only one who has listed "goat herding" as a hobby. Not traditional in this time and age I guess. I am definetly not a "city person", I much prefer to relax in the country, away from all the hustle and bustle. I lived in the city all my life and moved to an extremely rural area in 2004, I have never looked back. I own about a dozen goats and love nothing more than to take them all for "walks" around our meager 8 acre parcel of land. I have in hand my trusty bucket of corn and fling open the gate to the pasture, inviting them all to explore the world around them. Our property is heavily wooded so the goats and I have created "cattle paths" throughout the brush and we tramp around until they find a place suitable to began foraging. I find a nice place to sit and watch while they fill their gullets. During this time I am free to clear my mind and do absolutely nothing at all. When the herd tires of the area they move on to someplace new and I follow behind, a silent guard against intrusion from predators, both four legged and two. It is the most peaceful experience for me and I highly recommend it to anyone. If anyone else has gone on walks with their herd or just enjoys going out to the pasture to sit with their herd, let me know! I don't expect a response but you never really know....
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@perugu (5281)
• India
12 Mar 07
hi,friend,may be very few having this type experience.still its a different experience.Actually in india,each group of people have each profession and other don't enter ,as they will have their on profession like growing cows,goats,making pots,stores,making iron spades etc..we are the people born in the profession of growing goats..so i had the experience.all the best and have a nice day.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
I'm glad to see someone else has experienced it. Bonding with my animals is the most relaxing thing for me to do, I wish more people could step back from the stress of everyday life and try it!
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@perugu (5281)
• India
31 Mar 07
hi,thank you friend for selecting my response as B/R.
@atramesil (685)
• United States
2 Apr 07
Uhh..do ducks count?? WE just acguired two and me and the kids take them for walks in the front yard. It's really kinda funny because if my kids don't stay clustered the ducks get all flustered and don't know who to follow. I too live in the country although we do have a lot of subdivisions popping up. My poor hubby is a city boy tho' and I sometimes think the quiet is making him a little nuts, or is that the x y chromosone thing.
• United States
4 Apr 07
Sure, why not! I think it is wonderful to get out and bond with our animals, no matter what species; it makes us closer with them and it instills peace in me, I hope it does the same for you and your family. I, also, was city born and raised and it took me a little bit to adapt here but I absolutely love it. I think I was meant to be in the country, perhaps it is not the same way for your husband but things could change! I have a duck who follows me everywhere, when I am outside at least. She lost her mate last year and mourned for a long time. Now she has adopted our flock of chickens as her new family but is still a "people person".
• China
1 Apr 07
Your life is really peaceful.No Noise,No competition.I want live like that.But I do not have enough money to do it.Best wishes to you.
• United States
2 Apr 07
It took me a while to get here and I am grateful. Keep your spirits up, think positive and you too will arrive at your perfect destination!
@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
1 Apr 07
My cousin in Ohio is training goats. They just had babies. Check them out. http://www.heartnhandholler.com/07babies.html