September 2020 "Adding On"
With every addition to our little farm family, I focus and fuss over transitioning. Bella, the horse, was a big deal! It took months to acclimate her to the new environment and to new animal species. It was a lot of work, time and attention! There was changes in the barn, a new pasture made and alterations to the play pen to support Bella's needs. She didn't get along with the cow at first and she was afraid of William, the pig. But, it's going on four months since her arrival and I think she's finally relaxing and enjoying her new life. And then, I add on!
Meet Mae and Monte!
These are kinder goats, small in size but a big pull on my heart strings. More like dogs than goats, their personalities are happy, playful and herd orientated. Mae has a deformed teet, which her owner felt might cause problems if she was used for milking. Being a dairy goat, a deformity like this decreases her value. Her owner wanted her to have a good home regardless of her ability to milk and her brother, Monte, a whether (castrated male) came with, so they will be forever playmates.
Adding on has its transition issues. Like having to hear a kid cry out when put to bed, these little ones sound like children bawling for their mom and Mae especially becomes vocal when she is discontent. Their biggest issue is that they want to be with me all the time!
Their favorite thing to do is graze in the field with the "Big Ones" and their second favorite thing is to play on the hammock.
At Crow Moon Healing Bed and Breakfast we see the value in the individual as we "Add On".
Karen Mcintosh - Crow Moon Healing Owner & Operator