"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Friday, August 8, 2008

Helping Is As Helping Does

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." ~ Edward Everett Hale


The bush was turning yellow. The goatmother gave it water.

Someone thought it would be nice to help. After all, the ground was hard and dry, and the water was simply running off down the hill.

"I am a good helper."

"What's this? I guess the hole isn't quite deep enough to hold the water so it can soak in - down to the roots. It isn't reaching the roots."

"Ah. That's better. But what do I do about this black stuff now? No matter. I have helped. I am good."

I am extremely thankful I am a goat and have absolutely no interest in helping. I don't really think the goatmother knows how to appreciate it anyway.


1 comment:

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, my!!!
Good helping, though, little Cabra... :-)