Lucy and Audrey were sold to Tim and Adele, a very wonderful couple that live nearby. Tim runs his own business doing mechanical maintenance on large machines and is now licenses to do out of province inspections and repairs too. Adele, well, I don't konw what she does for work, or if she is a fortunate stay at home Mom. They have a wonderful young boy and a teenage girl, equally beautiful. From time to time, they have requested small things via the internet and I was able to help them out, no charge, for it was no hardship for me. Being the kind of folks that remember kindnesses, they have offered to repay such with helping me out and are coming to assist on shearing day, if all goes well. For that I am grateful. Shearing is a fun experience and a lot of work. If the weather cooperates, it does not take long to do the sheep, llama and Angora goats. This years fleece is mostly for insulation as it is again heavily contaminated with hay, despite my efforts to try yet again another feeder model.
Back to Lucy and Audrey…
The llamas have a wonderful loving home. They are given treats and tasty morsels, are fondeled and petted often during the day and are responding with the love and gentleness that llamas, when treated right, are known for. It is a win win situation. The new owners simply adore the llamas and the llamas are happy, healthy and content.
Such is the case with Sherri the Nigerian Dwarf goat. I seldom sell bred animals. Instead I prefer to keep the babies and moms until they are strongly grounded and I know they are in great health. Then occasionally, I will sell the mother with the babies or wait until the babies are weaned to sell them alone. Sherri went to Tyler and his family. She is bred, had quads last year and is ready to pop in a few weeks. The family wanted to enjoy the experience of kidding and seemed more than willing to learn about goat care and needs. Sherri is well loved and I am positive her babies will be spoiled, too. There are two little boys in the family, one still an infant and the other old enough to understand and learn the care and love of animals. The couple sent some beautiful photos to me of the interaction with Sherri and a few words telling me how much they enjoy her. Wait until she has babies! Goat kids are amazingly comical and cute and win the hearts of everyone. It will be that way with Tyler's family for sure. I have permission to use the photos on my blog (I always ask prior to doing so, so that no privacy is invaded). Thank you for sending them along. It warms that piece of my heart that goes along with my creatures when they move on. Knowing she is so well loved makes my heart sing and I am grateful for her new family.
Life is truly such a blessing. Isn't it?