This week will be a rough one for me.
These are my babies. I helped Esther deliver each one…made sure they could nurse. Weighed them every day for 2 weeks, and then every week, since they were born. I feed them 2-3 times a day, and snuggle each one every feeding.
They’ve been such a huge part of my life, and this week, we will say “Goodbye” to 2 of them earlier than I had anticipated (Due to travel and weather reasons).
Each one is SO unique and lovely.
Some love their goats, and prefer to lay with/near them in the barn.
Some are much more concerned about the Perimeter and watch/listen intently while they lay down with a broad view.
Some are the first to run up to us and want affection EVERY time.
Some are devoted to Esther…they watch her intently, follow her wherever she goes, even if it means abandoning a full food dish when hungry.
My consolation is that they will each make an amazing asset to the farms and families they will be joining. What a blessing and an honor to raise them up and provide them the foundation needed to be amazing Livestock Guardians.
Peace & Hope,