Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Good bye to some dear friends

With Smitty gone, my morning barn chores went from taking 1 hour to 3 hours. I have found really good homes for some of my 4 legged friends. These three alpacas, brown Luke, gray Boris, and black Berringer, have gone to a 4-H family in Northern Michigan. I know that they are getting all the attention and love that they need.

A really lovely 4-H family in Western Michigan has the sheep: 1 ram, 2 wethers, a ewe lamb, and 4 ewes. They are a delightful family who already have a couple BabyDolls and will take some to the fair.
The hardest friend that I said good bye to was little Haflinger Fiona. Smitty bought her last year as a 4 year old with aspirations of driving her. She spent two weeks with a trainer this summer and Smitty went up and drove her twice. She came home the weekend before we got his diagnosis.
My dear friend, Harmony and her two girls, Chelsea and Caleigh, have her to work with.
I still have 4 horses and 16 alpacas greeting me every morning. I can't imagine a life without animals.
I didn't realize how hard this post would be to write. ........ Bear with me, friends, you are all part of my therapy, I guess.


Cindy said...

Just a note of support.

I found this bolg while looking into 4h alpaca projects for my kids.

I've been touched by your posts and wish you the best for the future. Hang in there through these tough times.

Prairie Daisy Handspun said...


Be sure to take good care of yourself and remember your fiber friends are just a click away.

Marie said...

I'm glad that you were able to find such good homes for the sheep, 3 alpaca, and the horse.

Sending you comforting thoughts

Merily said...

It's good that they were adopted by families that will love them, but I know that you miss them. *sends hugs along*


Michele / akkasha said...

I am so sorry to hear about having to place your friends with others. Though it is good that they are going to homes that will be able to love them as dearly as you do.

isis said...

Sorry you had to give up some of your friends. If I had a farm, I would have adopted some, but in Chicago that leave me with no place to put them.

Hope they go to a good home.

Take care,


woolies said...

Oh Maple, you're breaking my heart!

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

I was so worried when you were not posting lately Maple, my heart goes out to you and your family. Take care of yourself. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this stressful time.

Kim said...

Hugs and prayers for you.

Vtknitboy said...

hi honey! i know how much you'll miss these babies. especially my luke! i'm sure the others will also love them as they are so sweet. sorry you have to part with them, but the work load is too much i'm sure.

love and prayers,

Firefly Nights said...

I totally understand how much extra work you now have. Daddy Dawg had a simple thing like a back problem earlier this week and with my arthritis, just the added chores of taking the dogs out all of the time and the other things I had to do for a day or two that he usually does wore me out. I know you hate to see your four-legged friends going away, but it sounds like you've found great homes for them.