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Good Byes

3 Aug

Good-byes are never fun, but sometimes they are more upsetting than others.  I’ve had too many good-byes this spring.  I’ve lost Joe and Scarlet that were not a surprise with their age and CAE.  Coffee was harder because it was unexpected.  No matter what you always have a close relationship to your milking does.  Kimmy was also a surprise (and I am assuming it was a coyote with the deer carcass so close).

Joe Jo Street

Joe Jo Street

Losing my Gabby goose to the raccoon was devastating. The geese hatched three goslings, and I know never to get attached to them until they get to be bigger.  The first one was doing well and survived even when the second one was only here overnight and the third only lasted a couple of days.  I was starting to talk to the baby and thought it might actually make it, but it disappeared.

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Some good-byes are planned.  I planned on selling my kids Saturday, and we did load twenty-four kids up and sold them.  It helps knowing that I’m feeding the world, and I also get good money for them.  I will admit though, that there are a couple of those kids that I’m going to miss.

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I’ve lived with Snickers and Stella having cancer for three and two years now. I know that any day could be the one that they crash.  Millie is old and arthritic, and she is not likely to make it to winter.  As hard as these are, I know it’s coming, but some good-byes are really hard to take.  Friday night I let Jules out.  I haven’t seen her since.  I really hoped she would come back home somehow.

Jules

Jules

I’m afraid she was also taken by a hawk, owl or coyote.  I really don’t want anymore good-byes this summer.