Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Next Chapter...

"Mom says I shouldn't call this "The Rest of the Story" because that implies that the story ends here."

The story, most definitely, does not end here.

"You may not recognize me, because I'm wearing a disguise, but this is Dream talking..."

Sable demonstrating "no eye contact" as she reassures Tanqueray that she's no threat.

Tanqueray brings in reinforcements, none-the-less!

"I know that this might be a shock to you because it sure was to me! 
Mom has decided to sell the place. "

"It's one of the hardest things that she's ever had to do and she sure does cry a lot, but Mom really believes that it will be the right thing for ALL of us.  I'm not so sure!  I kind of like my little buddy, Jack Daniels, following me around.  Mom says he has to be sold, anyway, because he's a boy, so I guess that's not a good excuse..."

"Isn't he handsome?  Jack Daniels and the rest of the rams & ram lambs are all for sale.  If you're interested, call Mom because they're gonna go FAST !"

I have several people interested in rams and/or ram lambs but they haven't decided on which ones yet.  All of the boys will be for sale, on a first come - first served basis, with the exception of Dom Perignon and Hero, who are already sold.
Jack Daniels ~ moorit/HST

Captain Morgan


Captain Morgan and Jack Daniels (black & white, HST)


"Now the hard part..."

"Since Mom won't be living in the Bluff Country anymore, there's really no reason for us GIRLS to stay.  So, Mom found new, "forever" homes for us."

This is the reason I haven't been posting recently.  I didn't know how to say it.  It hurt too badly to put it down in black and white (or whatever color the type shows up on my blog!).  I know that there is no way that I can continue to run Bluff Country Shetlands by myself.  I'm too far from family to have on-going help with my animals or the care and upkeep of the buildings and the property.   Recent health crises have forced me to face the fact that I can no longer do this by myself.  

So, the property will be sold.  I hope to have it sold by the end of July.  Of course, that means that ALL of my sheep and chickens must find new homes as well.  The pigs have already been sold.

ALL of the ewe lambs are sold with the exception of "Tequila".  She's a beauty, so I know that we won't have trouble finding a loving home for her.  There are still three ewes left to lamb (Chance, Kiss & Promiss), so more lambs may be available soon!

Tequila:  Godiva (mioget) X Polar Bear (white, carries HST)


(Yes, there really IS some!)

DREAM says...

"Don't WORRY! 
 I'll fill you in, tomorrow, on all the exciting things that Mom's got going. 
It WILL be good!"



  1. My ♥ hurts.
    But... We will lift you up, have your back and hold your hand through the whole thing!


  2. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Wow! -- Lots of changes -- a new chapter in your life is a good way to look at it. Waiting to hear the plans -- and sending you hugs because I have a little bit of a clue how hard this is on you

    Jean - MN

  3. Anonymous6:11 PM

    Made me cry ....I love you.

  4. hey sweetie. I suspected as much and hoped that I could home the pigs but am seriously heartened by the knowledge that you are moving on to a better place. If there is anything I can do in terms of placement here in Wisconsin, please do let me know.

    It is only important that you are going to be okay Nancy. The critters are raised in love and will go on to new homes of love. You need not worry about them.

    Be of peace and reconciliation. Life will go on.

  5. Aww Mama, you were right, the spelling it out in black and white was the hard part. I'm so glad, and proud of you!!, that you muscled through though. I have no doubts that this is the best move for you and your sheepies. Better to be in control of their succession, and I see that they're finding wonderful homes :) And I have no doubt that you're simply starting a new wonderful adventure. Look back at how many times you've had to jump a major hurdle in life; you always make it, and come out stronger on the other side. The other side of this will be amazing :) Love you

  6. I was trying to send a comment via my iPhone (that wasn't cooperating) then by e-mail (that didn't work either) so you will either get this by post or you'll get about 6 of the same posts and think I'm some sort of stalker. When I read your post, it made me cry (and I am not a crier either!) because those thoughts have been circulating in my brain regarding my own situation. Not the same, but similar. I always thought it would be cool to find a person who loved sheep and chickens as much as I do to partner with to help when things are hard and smile when they are good and work together to find the help if something needed to be done that I couldn't do on my own. Maybe in the next life :)

    I do agree that life goes on and almost always for the better - opening a door to new things is scary but also exciting. I wish you all the luck in the world.

  7. I knew something was going on. I'm so sorry to hear this but I know that you are doing the right thing and that your life will be OK again soon... different, but OK.
    You know that we all wish you the best.



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