Monday, May 24, 2010

The winter from Hell

I think this has been our worst winter yet. We have had so many struggles on the farm, I'll be glad when we find our new home. We are still doing battle with the City of Eureka over keeping the goats. At least they have mostly left me alone since they know that we are looking for a new place. Last month we had to rehome 4 of my pets. I know that they have gone to a really good home though. Still, letting them go was really hard. Since my battle with the City started I have rehomed 10 of my pets.

We also lost a yearling doe this winter to a combination of hypothermia and pneumonia. That was a really hard loss, she had the potential to have a wonderful fleece, along with giving me super sweet babies. Then this morning I woke up to 2 feet of snow, and another yearling that was soaked to the bone and working on hypothermia. Really??!! TWO FEET of snow on May 24, Mother Nature needs to look at the calender.

We have been looking for a new home in Southern Utah where it is warm year round. I told Cae that we are not going to live in the snow again.I do have a lot to be grateful for though, and I know it. I still have some of my goats, and we did get one new baby delivered here this year with no problems. I still have my health, and a wonderful family. Now if winter would just end, and let summer begin.

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