Nov 16, 2010

Good bye Mercy

I have had my sheep and my daughter's dairy goats for sale for 4 months now.  I had accepted that they probably wouldn't sell before next spring and then I got the email.  Someone wants to buy my sheep and the goats.  It's kind of a sad thing.  Those sheep are my friends and I'm having mixed feelings about this.  We have so much work around here and I know that this is the easy season for keeping sheep and goats.  Next spring I'll be complaining about having to shear, medicate, trim feet, etc.  A lot to do with the size garden I put in and all the calving and other stuff.  So, honey thinks this is a good idea.
So before she moves on, I'd like you to meet my friend Mercy.
She is dear to me and has the most wonderful fiber.  I saved her from being butchered and perhaps that's why she is so friendly towards me.  I sing to her...."Mercy came running, like a prisoner set free..."  She's so kind, she doesn't even comment on my singing ability.  As farmers, we're not supposed to get so attached to our critters, are we?  I guess we all have those special ones that stay in our memories.

1 comment:

A Country Helpmeet said...

I am sorry and I can so relate as we have been trying to sell our Nubians for about 3months now.

Nov 16, 2010

Good bye Mercy

I have had my sheep and my daughter's dairy goats for sale for 4 months now.  I had accepted that they probably wouldn't sell before next spring and then I got the email.  Someone wants to buy my sheep and the goats.  It's kind of a sad thing.  Those sheep are my friends and I'm having mixed feelings about this.  We have so much work around here and I know that this is the easy season for keeping sheep and goats.  Next spring I'll be complaining about having to shear, medicate, trim feet, etc.  A lot to do with the size garden I put in and all the calving and other stuff.  So, honey thinks this is a good idea.
So before she moves on, I'd like you to meet my friend Mercy.
She is dear to me and has the most wonderful fiber.  I saved her from being butchered and perhaps that's why she is so friendly towards me.  I sing to her...."Mercy came running, like a prisoner set free..."  She's so kind, she doesn't even comment on my singing ability.  As farmers, we're not supposed to get so attached to our critters, are we?  I guess we all have those special ones that stay in our memories.

1 comment:

A Country Helpmeet said...

I am sorry and I can so relate as we have been trying to sell our Nubians for about 3months now.