I tell myself, without change, life would hardly be worth living. And although changes are hard, they are necessary if we are to learn and grow and become more than we already are.
Several weeks ago I abandoned my blog. Sorry! For those who’ve been caught up in the story of Frankie and Johnnie, all is well. But they are no longer here. They’ve moved to a friend’s house around the corner.
And Frankie is a rooster. He may not have a comb or wattles, but his tail is most definitely not that of a hen. I expect he’ll begin to crow any day now. Good for him. 🙂
But back to changes. Due to many circumstances, mostly health concerns, I’ve reached a point where I can no longer afford the occupants of the baby blue barn.
It’s Lyme disease, mostly. I’m a massage therapist with hands that are too swollen and painful to work – at least, not enough to support two horses and a pile of chickens. I’m fine for a while, but I see the day when I’ll have to part with this life. And rather than wait until I can’t provide at all, I’ve decided to start now, while there’s still a small cushion and no one is in danger of starving.
So I’ve been searching for homes for the horses, and feeling down, and this has resulted in my absence from the blog. I didn’t have much happy to say, so I said nothing.
But this has been a good week, so I’m back. 🙂
Louise, my adorable paint mare, underwent surgery last Friday, thanks to an injury to her foot. She’s home and doing well, and she should be fine. She also has a wonderful home to go to once she’s recovered. I’ll miss her terribly, but I know she’ll be in a good place, loved and well cared for. Yay!
Lucy, my buckskin Connemara cross, is looking for a home. I’ll be taking my time and finding a perfect match. She’s special too.
The chickens have found a home 1/10th of a mile down the road. I visit them often, but they are no longer mine. Their new owner loves them, and they have several acres to roam, so many new bugs to find.
I’ll post more as I figure out these life changes, make sure everyone is okay, and say goodbye to the baby blue barn.