I found it very touching and think you might too. It is also rather special, because until he was an adult, my son could not write anything much at all that made sense.
I guess you didn't like the post about skinning a goat, it was meant for my mother.
She raises goats ,sheep, cows and birds. She raises them for other things then meat, meat is an ugly byproduct! There is a reason i sent her that post !
I wanted to tell you a story.
It's spring time on a farm and all the animals are having their "kids" (a kid is a baby goat, but there are lambs and chicks and so on, too) . One morning the farmer walks out to a goat pen to find a new born baby lamb barely able to stand, all by it self crying, cold and alone . The farmer lovingly pics up the baby holds it tight and says "It's OK little one, i'll take care of you" . With the baby held tight the farmer goes to make the baby a bottle of milk because the farmer knows that the mother has abandoned it . As the farmer feeds the little one it looks up into her eyes as if to thank her, for with out the farmers kind loving hold on the baby it surely would have died. Days pass each day the farmer lovingly picks up the baby to love it, to feed it . A week has gone by now, the baby cries like a real baby when it sees the farmer, almost as if its calling out "mom". The farmer has now decided to give this little one a name, as the farmer walks to the pen that day she speaks the name, the little one cries as if to say i like it. Another 4 weeks this goes on, every day the farmer goes to the little lamb to feed it, love it. Only some thing has changed, when the farmer is almost at the pen she calls the little lamb's name out, the baby cant see her but knows the farmers loving voice calling its name so it comes running. A few more days pass and the farmer sexes the goat, its a little boy! The farmer smiles. Only the farmers feeling of joy quickly turns to sorrow, the farmer knows that the baby she has raised since the second it joined her world wold have to leave her farm. All the females the farmer has are related to the little lamb so he cant stay as a stud. a few months go buy and she posts her loved little baby on a farmer classified site hoping to sell him as a breeding stud because he is a perfect guy, well tempered and loving. Still the farmer goes to the baby who is now turning into a beautiful young ram, calling his name the little ram runs to her. A few more months go buy, there has been no reply to the ad the farmer has re posted a few times. The farmer posts a new ad this time with pictures of her beautiful little ram, no reply. Then a few days later she gets a reply a man calls wanting the little ram for meat, the farmer politely say's "this is a breeding ram not meant for meat" and hangs up the phone . A few more weeks go buy it is winter now and the farmer cant afford to keep the little ram. The farmer posts another add "Free beautiful little ram to loving home". Still every day the framer goes to the little ram calling his name, even though the little ram is doing ram things he comes running with loving cries, the farmer smiles. A few more weeks go buy, something is starting to trouble the farmer it is a feeling that she has dreaded since she found out the little ram was a boy. Once again the farmer post an add this time with pictures and a description of how the little ram is very kind and loving, he would even make a good pet. Now the farmer is doing everything in her power to find a new home for her loving little baby ram. The feeling that the farmer had is now getting stronger, she now cant afford to take care of him any more! Every day she calls his name with a little more love, hugs him a little bit longer, but the farmers eyes start to tear during the hug she now knows the fate that awaits him. The farmer goes to the house to call her cousin to do this dreaded thing, he replies " i will be there tomorrow afternoon,right" . The framer lays down to bed that night but doesn't get much sleep, she cant stop thinking of how she has failed her little baby ram. The baby boy she had held when he was cold, feed when he was hungry, loved when there was no one to love him! As the farmer wakes that dreaded day she feels very heavy (it`s her heart, its breaking). She makes a stop st the grain bin, that`s the little rams favorite thing. As shes walking to the pen she can barely call his name, hes already there waiting for her. The farmer feeds the little ram his last meal and gives him the longest hug she has every given him, the hole time having the thought of failure running threw her mind. She tells she little ram that she loves him and turns around to walk away but has a hard time because she is crying! The afternoon has arrived along with the farmers cousin. The farmer cant bare to separate the little ram from the other rams , she asks her son to. The farmers son has separated the little ram from the others, Now the farmers cousin binds the little rams legs and loads his gun. The farmer reaches for the little rams head and says ``i love you little one``The little ram sheds a tear. She cant bare to see this dreaded thing happen, she turns her back and hears the loud crack of the rifle. The farmer closes her eyes and tears pour out as she remembers him running to her crying `mom`` and the thankful look when she first fed him! The farmers son sees her pain and hugs her realizing that she just lost something she loved with all her heart! The farmer looks at her son with tears in her eyes and says ` i loved him`` ! The little boy's name was Johnny ... Meat is some thing that happens on a farm but it is not easy, the quicker you cant get the meat in the freezer the easy it is one the farmer!