Hi pretty girl.

Of all the animals on the farm, whenever asked who’s my favorite, I’ve always answered Guppy the goat.

We lost Gup.  And, it was a sad day at the farm.

Farms don’t mess around.  Living on a farm means often being exposed to death, and I haven’t totally gotten used to it. Births are amazing. I actually got to assist the birth of Guppy’s last two kids.  John was off property, along with our livestock assistant, Flavio.  Default went to me, and thankfully, Guppy’d been down that road before, meaning assisting was pretty much hanging out next to her.  But, I did pull the second one a bit and helped him nurse, when he was having a rough go.  I’m thankful for that experience.

To toast her life, we all did what she loved to do – we ate.  I made a triple batch of Avocado Pudding, and we took it up to the barn for a mid-afternoon toast to our lost companion.

Here’s to Gup!

6 comments


  • Ahhh…So sad to hear. But you are right. The circle of life is part of the experience. I don’t think it ever gets “easy” and actually, I would not want it to.

    Hang in there.

    November 30, 2012
  • Jo G

    Lovely post Molly! Guppy was a lovely goat and I’ll always remember her. Amazing photos, and here’s to Jack and Jill having long happy lives!

    December 1, 2012
  • So sorry for your loss. I, too, raise goats and it is SO hard losing one :-( Even losing a chicken is difficult for me. I feel your pain. Sending hugs.

    December 1, 2012
  • Kim

    Sorry for your loss. Totally understand as we have a small farm ourselves. It never really gets easier, especially for the ones that are more endearing. I take comfort in knowing that in their life with me they were well cared for and valued.

    December 1, 2012
  • Mom

    Thanks Lord for Guppy.

    December 2, 2012
  • Levis

    So sad, hopefully you will be able to see some of her traits and behaviour through her offsprings for years to come!

    December 3, 2012

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