Farewell, Litha

15 Jun

Litha managed to do well over the winter. She kept her weight up and honestly did quite well.

Litha in her favorite spot; Aurora and Flora behind her in February

But this summer, her arthritis has steadily worsened, and she’s dropped a large amount of weight in the heat the last couple of weeks.  She just looked tired all the time.

She gave me the only set of quads born on the farm.

Litha resting by the ditch in May

She was a twin to my sweet Stormy.  They were the set of girls that made me decide I could keep both of them instead of my policy of only keeping one twin.  In short, those two are the ones who really paved my path of being addicted to goats.

Litha and Stormy in 2018

The only kid of hers that I kept was Reva.  It was time to say farewell to my beautiful, classy lady.

I will miss my girl.

10 Responses to “Farewell, Litha”

  1. scotiaspinner June 15, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

    I always hope for fewer losses in the good weather, but the heat can be so hard on them. I’m sad that you had to say goodbye to Litha, but she certainly had a wonderful life on your farm and living with such a grand herd.

    • Teresa June 15, 2021 at 4:40 pm #

      The extremes are hard, whether hot or cold, and we’ve had a horrible long stretch of heat.

  2. Anne June 15, 2021 at 4:29 pm #

    She was a lovely lady. You take such great care of all of your goats. Thank you for being her keeper all of her years.

  3. janicead June 15, 2021 at 5:12 pm #

    For everything there is a time.

  4. Mary Ann June 15, 2021 at 5:53 pm #

    I’m so sorry, Teresa. It’s hard at any time, but the old ones mean so much.

  5. Jeanne June 15, 2021 at 7:49 pm #

    Teresa, I’m so sorry that you’ve had to let your sweet Litha go. That is SO hard to do. I’ve had to have several of my sweet dogs put down, so I think I have an idea what you’re going through. I know you loved Litha very much. You have my sympathy.

  6. Jeanne June 15, 2021 at 7:53 pm #

    P.S. I wanted to let you know that I love the last four pictures you posted of Litha. They are really special.

    Thank you for sharing this about your girl.

  7. twiladf June 16, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

    hugs…

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