Friday, November 21, 2008

Buying A Goat


Yes. We are officially buying a goat. No. It's not that Chris is tired of mowing. Actually, this is our home school project. Recently, we received a Christmas Catalog from World Vision. How refreshing amidst all the toy and clothing catalogs.....it's seems like we are on EVERYBODY'S list. As I thumbed through, I decided this was a MUST for our kids....giving to someone in need. We looked through the catalog in class the other day, and after reviewing all the options, we have decided on a goat for $75. A goat can provide milk for a family plus the family can sell surplus milk, cheese, and other things at the market. Our kids are raising money, (with a little help from the teacher and principal) by doing extra chores around the house or by offering to do chores for others. They have also decided they would like us to take some of the "Christmas Present Budget" and put that towards the goat. As I'm typing this, the kids are screaming and jumping for joy....the mother of the boys I babysit, just added $20. So....we are well on our way!! I think our greatest gift this year will be the joy of helping others!

4 comments:

Jon Plank said...

That's a great project. I get those catalogs from World Vision and have been thinking of doing something like this. Maybe we'll have to move up to a cow just to outdo the Lambeths!! :-)

Brenda said...

That's awesome! I'm sure the kids will never forget the Christmas goat.

George Gardei said...

Aw, how cute!

Carrie said...

We've done this several years and have really enjoyed it. One year we bought a goat, one year we bought chickens and a soccer ball, etc. The boys had a lot of fun picking out what to give (they wanted to give a yurt one year).

This year the boys are sending a box of goodies to Jason and Joanna Sturtevant's kids.