Things you’ll need: Partner(s) in crime

by goatlove

WHAT ARE YOU STILL DOING AT THAT DESK JOB?!?!?!  QUIT ALREADY!

Hold the phone.  Before you DO quit and run off to the country with some cutie patootie goats, you might want to consider finding someone else as crazy as you are to share in the love/burden of farming.  Keeping dairy goats is an all-the-time-never-quit-go-ahead-and-forget-about-trips-to-Fiji kind of job.  You have to milk those puppies (goats I mean) twice a day and, if you’re an artisanal cheese maker, you won’t store your cheese-making milk supply for more than 40 hours before using it.  There’s no resting, there’s no going on holiday, there’s no weekend.  As Don says, “It’s seven days a week around here.”

This is why it’s good to have a partner in crime, someone who knows how to do everything that needs doing and shares in the daily work.  This way when you suddenly come down with the swine flu, or some other trendy epidemic, you can stay safely tucked in bed while they tend to the teats.  Or if you just need to scamper off to Hawaii for a quick week in the fall, they can milk the maidens and craft the cheese in your absence.  On a farm, it’s good to have a companion.

I have a few business ideas marinating in the ol’ noggin, so bear in mind that I’ll be needing some business partners at some point!

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