First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has commented, written emails, written Facebook messages, and otherwise contacted me about my most recent post. I was both humbled and heartened by the many voices who expressed care and concern, and who wanted to help in any way they could. I was really surprised by a number of readers who had never commented before - readers I didn't know I had! It really helps to have positive messages from so many people and places. Thank you all, so much!
Second, I would like to assure you that I will definitely be continuing the blog! There will always be adventures of one sort or another going on. I enjoy writing it and hearing from you, and I will keep on writing and hoping to hear from you. There are some tentative future plans brewing and there will be furry critters involved, so just stay tuned for more news over the coming months.
Third, I have a number of blog posts waiting to be written - an overdue thanks for a blog award, a recounting of the fun time I had at SOAR (Spin-Off Autumn Retreat) in Wisconsin, and other bits and pieces. I shall do my best to get to those soon.
Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, I wanted to update you on the situation with my herd/flock/menagerie. I am thrilled and relieved to be able to report that I have already found wonderful homes for many of my beloved animals. As I had mentioned, my Blue-faced Leicester sheep, and two Icelandics, went to live at a caring and loving farm by the name of Grace Haven Acres in Wisconsin. Subsequently, the rest of my sheep and Dolly Llama have gone to a wonderful new home right here in Iowa at the Stamps Family Farm. I am really glad to have met the Stamps family and I know they will provide a great home for all the sheep as well as Dolly. In fact, Dolly is already eating grain from their hands!
My ducks and goose will be going to live with Maggie and her mom at Prairieland Herbs. They will have a lovely home to share with some mini horses (who have on occasion been mistaken for goats) and will have a lovely assortment of fresh herbs to snack on in their new surroundings! My remaining llamas will all be going to live with the Icelandic sheep at Hedgeapple Farm here in Iowa - another wonderful family farm where they will have a great home.
Now, I'm just focusing on finding homes for some goats and the mini donkeys, and also the chickens. The relief of finding good homes is tremendous, and I feel that I can sleep well at night knowing that all my animal friends are in good hands.
Oh, and Lucky Nickel says hello, and stay tuned for news from the goat world soon too!