We left yesterday around 1pm after making sure all the animals were fed and okay. We have 13 horses, 18 sheep and fainting goats. 6 rabbits, 6 silkie chickens, 3 cats and one dog. I need this vacation, yet like many animal owners, there is that though...will everything be okay? I put my trust in James, our friend from church, a mountain man, and self sufficient at home family man, farmer. I will enjoy this vacation.
He will be taking the Silkies home with him. They were given to us, the hen and rooster just before camp started. The hen started laying in her eggs halfway through camp season and just a day ago hatched out 4 chicks. Even though I like the thought of the rooster crowing and the hen clucking, I fee they would be better off with the Lewis'.
Nate and I don't have enough room around the house. Our house sits on a quarter acre, and even though we are out in the country, We want to respect our neighbors who are so close.
We could put them down on the speedway where we rent the property for the horses, but there are many coyotes about. We put ducks down there once. We learned our lesson. Sad for the ducks.
When we get home we want to sell two buck sheep and three fainting billy goats. I also want to call a good friend to have her come get Sunny Boy. It's time for him to retire from camp life. He is 26, and though he looks good for his age, I would rather see him being handled by a seven year old and a very horse savy family than being ridden by many young riders. Many times I had to say, sorry you might better ride another horse because you will fit him better. I just can't say...you weigh too much for this older pony.