It was a sad day for me yesterday as I waved goodbye to the trailer taking my Izzy away.
Izzy was my gorgeous Jersey and I will miss her so much.
I don't want to get all maudlin here, but it was like another nail in the coffin of my dreams. I had always wanted to be a homeschooling, homesteading family - think Joel Salatin, Ben Hewitt, and half the blogs I read every day. I feel this lifestyle is the best for a family unit and it is important to me.
But hubby and I are not in agreeance on this. The cows were just creating too much of a problem - with all the internal fencing down at the moment, they were wreaking havoc. And a milking cow is a big commitment with no help. So I figured it was simply easier to let her go. Izzy has gone to a friend (so I can still visit her!) and I know she will be happy there. Cocoa will be going to the butcher next week.
I will just have to focus my homesteading pursuits on the plant world at the moment - things that stay where you put them!
I am just thankful that we do live on acreage and that hubby is willing to help with some of the building projects required. Once the infrastructure is in place, I will be able to potter on quite nicely by myself. So that will be wonderful. I will just have to keep it to small animals that I can manage alone and fruit and veggies.
So not much work being done around here today - I'm a bit too sooky!
Hope you are all having a more productive weekend.