Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Sad News

We received an email earlier this week informing us that Narf (one of our 2010 Nigerian Dwarf goat babies sold earlier in the year) had died. Apparently, she had escaped through a hole in the fencing into the neighbor's yard, where she ate some toxic plants. She died shortly after.

This has been such a bad kidding season for us. Ryan and I were absolutely heartbroken when we heard the news about Narf, and that cinched the decision that we had already been considering for quite a while: taking next year off. We will not be breeding/milking our does for the 2011 season. This year has just been a nightmare, and we feel that we need a year to recover, or we are going to lose all heart (and permanently retire our herd).

We will miss you, little Narf.

1 comment:

Emerald Window said...

So sorry about Little Narf. How heartrending. I think you are wise to take some time off. Heal your hearts.