Sparrow at Heart

What is it with all the goat?


Kobus is a registered animal health technician.  He thrives in the open spaces between goat / sheep / cattle.  The combination of fresh air, goat dung and the smell of pure goat, brings out the lighter side in my husband.

K currently works retail hours working with animal medicines, etc.  For most of last year, he applied for jobs, desperate to get out of his current environment and into something else that would stimulate him and allow him to enjoy weekends with the kids and I.  I can honestly say there were days I felt demoted on his behalf – defeated and in the dumps – and yet K kept raising above.  He refused to give up, he would look for opportunities.  Network.  Update his CV.  And subscribe to many and more career websites.

He is an inspiration to me and his perseverance is beyond anything I have ever seen!  I really am a very lucky lady!

Towards the end of the year last year, desperation along with an intense need for change, drove K and I to start looking at the possibility of starting a business.  It was around the same time that one of his currently clients approached him to look after his stud goat while he went on holiday.

After two weeks of looking after goat, his client offered him a position.  With the notice period of 3 months coming to an end at the end of April, Kobus looks forward to working with the goat on a full-time basis from the first of May.

In the meanwhile we will juggle goat, a normal day job, grade 1 and an almost terrible two, like we have been for the past couple of months.


Author: Alet Swart

Gauteng based boy-mama and blogger. Passionate about self-development & learning. A21 Volunteer. Empowered by Grace.

2 thoughts on “What is it with all the goat?

  1. Congrats! Big changes in your home. That’s fantastic. x

  2. He should definitely goat for it. :)

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