Yes, it’s been a busy couple of weeks. Out of 9 goats in the girls’ pen, 4 have now moved on to their new home. Luckily enough, they all went together: Eleganza, Saffron and two babies. They couldn’t have found a better home in Sarah and Tully’s place in Westbrook, Maine, where they are with other goats and young children. I hope to get some updates, although from the sound of it they are all well, and from photos it looks like they are in a lovely spot.
And then my special baby, Jingle the Donkey, left for her new home last Sunday. We have also lucked out in that she is not too far away for me to visit, and for the first time since she was very young, she is living with two other donkeys! There are goats there as well, which will certainly not require her to do any adjusting, at least not much! I have felt like a mom whose oldest child has just started kindergarten or preschool, wanting to know if he/she is making friends and having a good time! Her new owner has been keeping me updated, and it sounds like she is getting the hang of things there. Jingle has hit the sweet spot with these folks, as they are very knowledgable and loving animal people. I can’t be too sad knowing where she is! (You can read about her new adventures on Daryl’s blog FairWinds – she has two lovely posts up about Jingle)
And now it seems that we are finally getting some introduction to summer, although they are still predicting a bit of rain for the weekend. It’s such a kick to have the leaves out on the trees again and to have some sun to enjoy along with it, that I hope we don’t get too much rain! I am so relieved I won’t have to figure out hay for next winter… it’s not looking like a great haying season so far with all the coolness and wet. Fingers crossed that this passes and lots more hay can be cut!