I know they say change is good (whoever "they" are) and it certainly is inevitable, and sometimes it's just plain hard. Today we sold our small herd of Oberhasli goats....hard decision. I do so love goats! Their antics always make me laugh...they truly have a sense of humor! Ken and I had to make some decisions on just where we want to go with the farm and our animals. You know, when push came to shove, we both knew that our Shetlands are a top priority! We love them! This time of year, our morning coffee is enjoyed on the porch while watching lamb races...can you imagine anything better? I can't. Each and every Shetland is loved for who and what they are....Toots is the matron of the flock and keeps things in order, Flopsy is her second in command! We have ewes who become babysitters/nannies and quite often see one ewe in particular go hopping by with 6 lambs in tow! Kiah is a gentle soul who almost smiles at you, and her buddy Tansey reminds me of a bold teenage girl who runs the show. Colby is shy and Mira is bossy. We have older ewes who just want an animal cracker and a chin scratch and yearlings who are so loving that you swear they were raised on a bottle and raised in the house alongside the resident housecats! Much like the perennials, the lambs blossom each Spring...in leaps and bounds and I love having that as part of my life. Yes...I will miss the goats, but as Ken says, "I'm an Aries, Honey, what do you expect?"
We are in a bit of a holding pattern with lambing, right now. Not sure if Kiah or Toots will be next....I kind of think it might be Toots, but then again...maybe it will be Aster? I'll try to get some lamb photos this weekend....weather is sure to be better. We had flurries this morning!!!!
- Ken and I live on a small farm in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire in an area surrounded by lakes and mountains. We have 30 Shetland sheep , 2 llamas...Sam and Tim, 3 dogs, 40+ chickens and an assortment of ducks, geese and guinea hens. Life is sometimes hectic, but always good at Kindred Spirit Farm!
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