Monday, February 18, 2013

Second Verse

Same as the first.  A little bit louder and a little bit worse.

So last week was...horrific.

On Tuesday we lost Cisco.

On Wednesday Maiden gave birth to a little ewe lamb.  All day that lamb was running about, yelling it's head off, seemed to be happy and healthy.

On Thursday morning the lamb was stone cold and not moving.  A friend and I spent the entire day trying to get warm milk and electrolytes into her and getting her warmed up and moving. By dinner time she was starting to stand and walk on her own.  Adam went to bed at 10 pm and when he got up for the 1 am feeding, she had died.

Saturday night a teenager wrecked her truck on a patch of black ice on the road in front of the neighbor's house and was thrown from the vehicle.  To the best of our knowledge, she is thankfully going to be ok.  But...

On Sunday afternoon, we lost one of our yaks, Eirene.  Adam thinks that the commotion from the fire trucks and ambulance spooked the herd and she got hurt when they bolted.  The only small blessing is that Dawa is now over 8 months old and pretty well weaned.  But that's about it.

I don't know if we maybe need to call in a young priest and an old priest, or perhaps walk widdershins around the farm burning sage or what, but this is ridiculous.  And exhausting.  Emotionally, physically, everything.  We're just kind of... eish.  Here's hoping this week goes better.


  1. I have no idea what to say apart from I truly hope things pick up for you. My thoughts are with you for the week ahead.

  2. Love you hon. I'm so sorry this has been such a rough year for you guys. Please know we are thinking of you and I hope things start to get better soon. If there is any way we can help please let us know.

  3. I'm so sorry. :( Things will turn up! If you need anything, even though I'm far away, send me an email. You probably don't even remember talking to me on Ravelry ages ago, but I feel like we're friends because I read your writing, so I want to do what I can to help.

  4. Liz/Adam: I'm so sorry for all your losses, Remember the joy these animals gave you and how special they were. Cry your heart out for them, then embrace their memory.

  5. I am truly sorry for all your losses. I will miss seeing Cisco, he was a beautiful dog, full of energy! I love seeing all of the new additions in your pasture. Best of luck with your Open House, you and Adam have put your hearts and souls into this chapter of your life.
    Amy Smith