Happy New Year! The inevitable has happened! Not only have we entered a new year, but winter has returned with the promise of snow tomorrow. I have mixed emotions about the snow coming. I am supposed to go a good distance away Friday and pick up a wagon load of hay. The journey is over winding, narrow backroads that are difficult enough with good roads. Bad roads present an entirely different challenge!
If you know of anyone interested in having an Angora goat or 2, I have 4 does and a little billy that are for sale for $100 each. I will be selling everyone off this year from the time lambs hit the ground until all are gone. I love my babies, but there comes a point in everyone's life that what we do must change. I have reached that point. I would like to be able to go see my daughter without begging people to come care for my animals. Seeing her once every 18 months isn't to my liking. I am glad that she is so happy living 2000 miles away. However, it isn't easy getting away at a good time when there is livestock involved.
I also have alpacas. I have 6 months old up to 13 years old. 13 to be exact. I love standing and petting them and letting them sniff my face and clothes. I will miss them very much, but being alone and dealing with 50 pound feed sacks and 70 pound bales of hay is no longer feasible for me. Please pass the word along.
My bluefaced leicester sheep and a few oddballs like Agnes - who is half Clun Forest and half Border Leicester, and Brownie - a Cormo X, also will need to be sold. I am trying to make my life more manageable, less chaotic, and easier to take a trip. Please spread the word far and wide. I really appreciate everyone's help in this matter.