Where did July go? Anyone? June?? I can't even believe we are rolling out of summer and fall is on the horizon. I could almost smell fall a couple of weeks ago. You remember that one rainy day we had that was like 72 degrees and overcast?? That ONE DAY right after we had 106 feel like temperatures for a week where your knees were actually sweating the minute you walked outside and the humidity sat on your head like a wet dog? Yeh. I'm not bitter.
I'm not bitter, but I am sad. I'm always sad when unexpected things happen. With teary eyes, we lost Daisy a few weeks ago, our beloved little masked alpaca. We have no words for the run of luck we've had lately, or any words that can be published publicly for that matter. No warnings. No sickness. In talking with some other farmers, we have realized we aren't the only ones experiencing losses. M-worm has been worse this year with the overly wet winter we have had for everyone in NC.
What does that mean? It left us with one sweet alpaca girl, Iris. Alpacas do not do well alone. So before we made a reactionary decision, Kristen at
High Rock Alpacas
reached out to us as her daughter shops and visits with us at the garden center. Kristen willingly has taken Iris for a season with her small alpaca herd. This will give us time to move the goats to the pond area for new grazing and to renovate their area. We can then make a better decision for us and the furry friends at FGS.
How is Iris? She loved the car ride. She made new friends, immediately started eating AND humming again. Despite my crying as she left, we know this is best for her at the moment. And we can't thank Kristen enough for giving Iris a lovely new home and friends for this season. You know, there really are just good people in the world still despite what social media offers. And that makes me teary eyed again.
What good can we offer you? Goats and all things green. All things green and coming soon, orange (pumpkins)!! In the meantime, let the renovations begin :)