Thursday, June 02, 2011
When One Door Closes...
Another one always opens.
Does it break my heart to sell my beautiful flock of Shetland sheep?
You BET it does!
Is it easy for me to leave my beautiful valley and give up the lifestyle and the animals that I've grown to love and have given me such joy over the years?
("Bluff Country Destiny" and four of her offspring)
Many of my sheep have spent their whole lives here. It tears my heart out to think about sending them on to new homes.
The one thing that makes it bearable is the knowledge that my girls are all going to be with sheep they've grown up with. My ewes are going in three main groups. So, no one will be the 'lone newcomer' in a flock. Some are rejoining others that left last year or the year before, but all will be with other Bluff Country Shetlands.
Best of all...
Will all be together and CLOSE by because my dear friend, Jean, has purchased all three of them so that they remain together and I will be able to visit them as often as I want! I don't think I could have done this otherwise!
My house/farm is for sale. My flock is all but sold. I'm actually looking forward to moving back into town and being close to my kids and grand kids again! I'm going to go watch baseball games, and track meets and karate practice ~ not to mention daily walks with my handsome son and beautiful Princesss! I can't imagine what it will be like to not have to work my butt off, from the time I get up in the morning, until I fall asleep, exhausted, at night. But I'm gonna find out!
"Mom feels kind of silly posting a link to a fundraiser for herself, but Penny said that Mom should "Just shut up and do it!"
The link will also be in the sidebar of this blog...