Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oooh, they gave me one again!

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and I had a lot going on, so I forgot to share my big birthday joy:

I got another goat!!!

Yes, once again, my wonderful husband's wonderful parents got me a goat for my birthday. They got it from Heifer.org's online gift catalog, which has this to say about it:

Goats Are Great for Families

The gift of a dairy goat represents a lasting, meaningful way for you to help a little boy or girl on the other side of the world.

Goats can thrive in extreme climates and on poor, dry land by eating grass and leaves. The gift of a dairy goat can supply a family with up to several quarts of nutritious milk a day - a ton of milk a year. Extra milk can be sold or used to make cheese, butter or yogurt. Families learn to use goat manure to fertilize gardens.


There's probably somebody out there thinking, "But hey, your birthday was your birthday! Why did you want a goat?" Well, I've wanted one for years, and when I finally got one last year, it was so cool that I wanted another one. (And don't think for a minute that I'm the least bit underprivileged in my birthday haul: The Alpha got me a Phone with an i in front of it.)

If you're looking for a way to honor someone with a different kind of Christmas gift this year, this is just one of many ideas out there. As we're reminding people at worship during November and December, "Christmas is not your birthday. So instead of giving to each other, or thinking about what we want, why not give to the One whose birthday it is?"

7 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I love that site. Yeah for your goat!

revkarla said...

i love heifer project.
and personally, I dream of a goat...of my own.
I so love goats.
You have no idea!!!!

Michelle said...

Yay for you and your goat! Still makes me think of Elvis.

ElastiGirl said...

what a great gift!! we usually do critters at Christmas.

Kirsten said...

Belated happy birthday and congratulations on your goat!

RevDrKate said...

Belated wishes! I love this kind of gifting. We are "registering" with Heifer and otehr such places for our wedding!

mid-life rookie said...

Bet Terri Hendrix would enjoy hearing about your unusual version of "Get your Goat On"