Upon receiving orders from on High regarding practical preparation, I've done some research and some shopping. Before making any purchases, I pray and seek Abba, but I do believe He gave us brains for a reason, so I also have done some studying.
As we all know, money isn't worth much these days, and very soon, it will be utterly worthless, so I'm making what I believe are some serious long term investments. I'm not building bigger barns and I'm certainly not even thinking life as we know it is coming back, but I was called to this place to establish it and stand in the gap on behalf of the land, so I've taken that seriously. I haven't felt as successful as I'd like to be. There have been a couple of setbacks and hurdles, but I know a lot more than I did ten years ago. Actually, more than I did 10 days ago, so there has been progress.
The other American breed of goat is called a LaMancha, and it was actually "designed" and "built" by a woman in Oregon. The quality of uniqueness in this breed is the absence of ears. They, literally, do not have enough "ear" for a USDA clip, which is about like a pierced earring. Every time I look at one of those goats, all that comes to mind is how reflective this goat is of America . . . "no ears to hear."
I'm feeling led to build a Goshen breed of goats, that will be spotted, striped, and streaked of all colors; but their ears will also be unique. Just as Jacob took care in breeding the herd at the water hole, I'm carefully selecting as well. There will be no Saanens, no Myotonic, and LaManchas will be limited to outreach . . . I asked Abba, years ago if I could "live the Bible." He's allowed many opportunities to do just that! We are all going to be "living the Bible," it's just a matter of blessing or judgment.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before
you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou
and thy seed may live: Deuteronomy 30:19