I'm just going to start by saying that the 2020 roller coaster is still alive and well here. This month has had some pretty big highs and lows, and I find myself a little off balance at times from it. Of course inevitably life must move on, and with farming this is especially true. For me, the endless cycle and rhythm to the routine on a farm keep me grounded, steady and always moving forward. Chasing the sun each day, while tending to my herd, has a very comfortable rhythm to it. From that first moment each morning when I enter my barn, I know that my day will be filled with purpose. It always starts and ends the same - feed, water and tend the herd. In the space in between, we host a variety of people here these days. Each group brings new energy and dynamic to the herd, and my team and I stay focused on tending the herds needs throughout the day, so that they can make our guests happy. Although there are "to-do lists" here, the priority is the same day in and day out - the herd comes first. What they need, we provide. This past week has brought it's fair share of the usual challenges, but then on top of it we said good bye to our herd Queen Bonnie who was laid to rest. I choose to love a farming lifestyle because it allows me to be deeply connected to the rhythms of the planet every single day. I get lost in the changing of the seasons, enjoying each day for the gift that it is. I even enjoy the challenges the weather can bring to my day, because I know that hidden within any challenge in life is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow. We are daily surrounded by lessons if we are only willing to see them, seek them out even? Nothing bring me more immediate pleasure than a perfect moment of pure joy that you can find during your normal routine day. I want to share an example of what I mean as I recently was able to experience one of those perfect moments in time with my Aunt Thelma when she recently visited me. It was 6am and I went out onto my porch to greet the day as I do each morning and there in front of my face was the most beautiful rainbow I had ever seen. in the glow of the rising sun, this dawnlit rainbow will be forever etched in my memories. No photograph would ever be able to capture just how beautiful and perfect that moment was. These cycles in nature that we see through the changing seasons, and even with the daily dance of life and death, keep me deeply humble. Farm life is not always easy, and somedays it feels downright impossible, but it will always keep you grounded, and remind you of what really matters.
Although I am still mourning the loss of Bonnie this past week, the herd has already moved onwards and the inevitable battle to figure out who the new herd queen will be has begun. There are quite a few bloodied heads out there today. I only hope they figure it out quickly, but this is a big herd so it may take awhile. With the loss of the herd leader, a new one must be established. It will most often end with a matriarch, but on occasion a wether (fixed male) can also take over. I have no doubt that in the case of my herd, it will be a doe who wins. My ladies are TOUGH! My (19) wethers are content to sit back and watch the ladies duke it out for the most part, with only the occasional interest taken in joining in. At my last check, there were 9 does involved in the latest royal rumble. With goats there is not much you can do but to let them sort it out. Separating the combatants doesn't work as they'll just wait until they see each other again and pick right back up where they left off. As the herd shifts around establishing the new order here, it does offer some interesting entertainment and conversations for our guests. I truly do enjoy these pure moments of learning when I have an opportunity to closely observe and study the herd dynamic as they sort out their new hierarchy. Not all of the herd is interested in fighting for a place near the top though. Some prefer to find a quiet place to watch the show from. I hilariously captured CC and Carmela hiding together while watching one such fight. These photos speak for themselves and the caption possibilities are endless. They reminded me of those two old guys off The Muppet Show. You know, Statler and Waldorf? Check these out lol.
Further to the challenges of farm life and how you can never let your guard down, our newest little doeling born two weeks ago from SRM My Precious, went down yesterday with Floppy Kid Syndrome. This is something that hits young kids often between the ages of 3-21 days. It can be caused by a multitude of things, but if caught early, treatment is generally effective. It was very touch and go for awhile there over the last 24 hours with her. Her complete recovery will take several days, but at the moment I feel good about her progress and returning strength and will continue to do everything in my power to keep her here with us.
It has been a couple of years since I have had active volunteers on the farm helping me with the day to day. Due to this, it has been awhile since I have shared these experiences with others and I have really enjoyed watching the wonder, emotion and joy on the faces around me, especially during the highs - like birthing. That being said, I was rather unprepared for what sharing and witnessing the hard side of farming such as the death of Bonnie, or currently helping to nurse this doeling, and seeing that toll on those same faces, is a much harder thing for me to process. Covid has really taken it's toll on all of us, and emotions are raw and already running close to the surface. Witnessing a baby goat's health rapidly fail is intensely emotional. Some of my volunteers are really young and farming can be really tough at any age. If you have never seen Floppy Kid Syndrome in action, basically you have a healthy bouncing baby goat one minute, and the next they are laying flat out basically lifeless. For those who've never witnessed this before it can be VERY alarming. I've seen it many times over the years so it helps me to remain calm. I have to stay focused on what needs to be done in order to save a life, and my emotions can hamper my ability to think clearly. One thing I've learned for sure is that even if you do everything right, you don't always have the ability to save them all. I once spent 8 days around the clock fighting to save a baby goat to have him fail anyways. Now I firmly put my faith in God to know what is right, and until then just do my absolute best. <3
I am pleased to report that while writing this, the little doeling is now nursing again on her own and already back with the herd under my teams watchful eye. She is feisty and fiery and has what it takes to make a full recovery quickly. My "spidey" senses were bang on yesterday when I first felt like she wasn't right. I started treatment just a couple hours before her symptoms really become apparent, and by then she was already on her way to recovery. Hopefully due to this she will not suffer any prolonged side effects, but only time will tell. Please send her your love and support! <3
Sky River Meadows once again was playing host to GOAT: Talent Search this past weekend for the filming of Episode 3 which should be aired in the coming days. This third installment of this fun competition featured local Huntsville Artist Leah Zantingh and her beautiful young children. You can check out Leah and all of her amazing work at http://www.leahzantingh.com/
Team Rain, Timber, Breeze and Leah spent some time here on Saturday to record their submission and it was truly a delight and an inspiration to watch it all come together. I don't want to give anything away, but for me it was really incredible getting to witness this episode. Here is a young mother with three small children, competing in a competition WITH her children to make it work. It was so inspiring watching as Leah was able to tend to her three childrens needs, protect, as well as fend off the goats, AND still complete her "act", seemingly effortlessly juggling all three simultaneously. And when the kids snacks came in the pen!! Hysterical!! I can't wait to see this episode when it airs and to see how Leah and her family scored against their competition. There is still time to sign up to be on GOAT: Talent Search. For information and to book your spot in this competition, go to https://www.thesnowlakeinitiative.ca/ I will of course share the episode as soon as it airs and will also link it into a future blog post as well. If you haven't watched Episode 1 or 2 yet, go check them out and see the Sky River Meadows "Judges" in action. Think you've goat what it takes to impress this herd of judgmental goats? Well what are you waiting for? Apply now!
Muskoka Hot Yoga's Goat Yoga classes are on a short break while Trinity is away, but will resume on August 18th. The herd and I will miss Trinity but eagerly look forward to her return. Over the past several weeks of running these classes together, the yoga goats are really getting into their groove. The participants of the most recent class were also able to enjoy the added presence of the new 2020 kids who joined the class, and added an seriously adorable element to an already pretty amazing class.. When Trinity's classes resume, these kids will grown in size some, but they will also have much more energy and be more than willing to climb all over everyone holding their yoga poses. To see Muskoka Hot Yoga's August schedule and to sign up for available Goat Yoga classes, please visit her website at https://muskokahotyoga.com/
Never enough Goat Yoga? Don't fear Goat Yoga lovers! There will be another exciting announcement made about a brand new Muskoka business opening soon with exciting new offerings, and I can't wait to announce this collaboration. Expect that announcement in the coming days!
Until then my friends, be kind to one another. When we choose love, everyone wins! ~ Angee
It is with a very sad, and heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of our beloved herd Queen, Imperial K Bonnie. This beautiful horned Queen of mine was the Matriarch of my herd since she came to my farm in 2009. The very first Nigerian Dwarf to join my breeding program, Bonnie and I go back to the very beginning days of my vision to create this farm. Bonnie was not a lover by any means, and much preferred to spend her time giving people the "stink eye" from a distance. More times than not I would hear visitors remark on how it felt like Bonnie would look right through them like they weren't even there. That really sums up the persona that Bonnie was. Enigmatic, elusive, wild and always free, Bonnie was the one that I could never tame. That is because she was never meant to be tamed. She will always remain as free and wild as the heart that beats in me. She inspired me often to never give up or back down, even when the odds were huge against me. I will be forever grateful to the wonderful teacher she has been to me in teaching me on how to lead the herd in a respectful way. The patience Bonnie had for me, to allow me to learn through making mistakes in training the herd, allowed my programs to get to where they are now. It may seem strange for some to read these words, however when you raise animals with autonomy, you really do get to know them on an individual "being" level. The stories I share come from my heart, as I know each of my animals very deeply and personally, and have grown with them all over many years. In the very beginning, my program started with two Nigerians: Bonnie, and the also recently deceased, Imperial K Gigalo. Every dream starts somewhere, and mine started with those two goats. From their first breeding at my farm, came the first generation of Sky River Meadows therapy goats, their daughter SRM Cassiopeia. Fast forward down the generational line to the babies that were recently born on July 13th, 2020, and those two beautiful babies are actually Bonnie and Gigalo's 6x's great grandchildren. The blue eyes these new babies have are the same eyes that Bonnie has consistently passed down through each generation. I have other blue eyed goats in my herd as well, but these stark deep blue eyes are all Bonnie's. Like a perfect blue sky day.
I will deeply miss Bonnie and how she has kept me on my toes every single day since she came into my life. The lessons she has taught me about respecting the herd, trusting my intuition, and always listening to my heart, have helped to shape me into the woman I am today. Of all my herd, Bonnie has been my greatest teacher. My life will not be the same without her here, and I hope that her spirit remains to watch over the herd she helped me create. She was laid to rest on the west corner of the farm, facing east towards the rising sun, under a big spruce tree beside her great granddaughter SRM Aphrodite.
Bonnie was the very first Goat of the Week that I wrote and I have linked it below for anyone who is interested. There is a gallery of photos there as well that truly capture the spirit of this beautiful soul. Rest in peaceful green pastures Bonnie <3
It is with a happy and joyous heart that I announce that on July 13th, 2020 around 9pm, SRM My Precious finally gave birth to a set of healthy and very vigorous kids! (boy & girl) Not long after publishing last weeks blog, I went back to the barn determined to do everything in my power to get Precious to kid. I smudged, sang, played my singing bowl, and eventually laughed at myself for the lack of patience I had. I was beyond exhausted from too many miles spent walking back and forth from the barn so many times a day. I had volunteers sleeping in the barn determined to not leave until the miracle occurred. It was after so many hours, that I felt perhaps Precious needed a break from all of us, so we all took the herd out for some browse time in the field to watch an incredible sunset at the end of a long heatwave and exhausting week of waiting. I joked to my volunteers that it would be funny and ironic, that after all the hours of waiting, Precious would kid while we were all in the field and away from her. She didn't though, she waited and we were all able to take a breather, watch a beautiful sunset together, and recharge a little. I have been blessed to witness many births in my life, and was even allowed the privilege of witnessing the birth of my own grandson two years ago, which will forever be in my heart as one of the highlights of my life. For some reason this first birth of 2020 has been one of the rawest for me. I think it may have to do with how badly we all need some joy in our lives right now. I know nothing more joyful, and capable of healing hearts than baby dwarf goats! This years darling twins from Precious are no exception to this! What the world needs now in these uncertain, and trying days are more baby goats!
Last week I gave a shout out to all of my volunteers that spent countless hours waiting and watching. The wait definitely paid off for 3 of my volunteers (plus 1 lucky Mom!) who were here to witness the birth, and assist in cleaning the babies and helping them to nurse for the first time. I wouldn't say that Precious had an effortless birth this time around, but I am grateful that there weren't more serious complications. The reason it seems that it took so long for Precious to get down to actually kidding was the difficult birthing presentation of the first kid. He was coming head and nose first, but had both front legs back under him, making for a large brisket trying to move through the birth canal. Once the boy's head was out I was able to gently feel inside for a front leg and get it to come forward into proper position. Once in this "one leg forward" position he was easily delivered. His twin sister came out moments later in the preferred "dive" birthing position with both front hooves and nose coming out together. Both babies were on their feet and nursing within moments. They are strong and healthy. Both have blue eyes, wattles and I believe that they are both "polled", meaning naturally hornless. I imagine that both babies likely have moon spots as well, but I still have to check on that.
This is the first time since 2015 that I actually have volunteers working with me to help socialize the babies. I had forgotten just how captivating these baby dwarf goats can be, but seeing the love and adoration immediately on the faces of my volunteers, brings it all back. You can't mistake that "love at first sight" look on anyone! This is the best place to learn about my training techniques though, from a place of complete love and openness. My methods for raising my herd are somewhat unusual I suppose, but it has literally allowed me to create the incredible herd I have, to do the work that we do. I really do enjoy teaching others, talking about the nature of animals and how we can understand them better. Sharing my thoughts, beliefs and training methods for how I work with my animals with my volunteers has allowed for some amazing and very engaging conversations. Perhaps it is just the state of the current world that has drawn us all together, but somehow the week shared in waiting for Precious to birth has bonded us all in far deeper and more meaningful ways. I completely immersed myself in the entire natural experience of birthing again. I knew I needed to REALLY take it all in and explore the wonder of it all with new eyes again. For me, sharing it with others made it even more magical as I saw the shared wonder on their faces. It was exactly what I needed to move through what feels like the "junk" of emotional energy this new COVID reality has created in my life. Fresh new faces bring fresh new hope, and a renewed energy to what I need to do to keep the business alive. The fresh faces I speak of are not just these beautiful new babies, but also the new additions to my Sky River Team. This new energy from my new team members bring me so much inspiration and renewed drive. Enough with the $h!t of 2020! I'm ready to get excited about something again! Stay tuned for some exciting new announcements and a brand new fresh look to everything Sky River Meadows!
Moving on from the exciting news of the arrival of babies, I'd once again like to touch on how much I am enjoying the added programs of Goat Yoga from Muskoka Hot Yoga here at the farm. Each time Trinity shows up at the farm I feel a very distinct energy come over this place. It feels like my herd is now recognizing that the "baton", or "torch" has been passed, and for the next hour, Trinity is charge of this space. It feels very surreal to me, so much so that for the first month I completely dismissed the feeling. Yoga session after yoga session though, the same feeling comes over me. The responsibility of holding space here at the farm falls to Trinity for that hour, and I can truly be free and myself. If I can be honest, this has been an amazing discovery for myself, that I can allow someone else to hold space with my herd, to work with them as they see fit, to increase the possibility of this beautiful connection between animals and people to take place. Each week as each class occurs, I enjoy watching the connections and smiles almost as much as I enjoy watching my herd hone these new skills. Trinity has recently added to her summer schedule and is now booking into the end of August. You can find her schedule and how to register at https://muskokahotyoga.com/ I look forward to these continued fun and challenging classes with Trinity each week.
This past week, as well as the one ahead, have been incredibly exciting for me. I recently took a leap of faith and hired a Business Development Manager. BEST decision I ever made!!! I am absolutely honoured and proud to say that J'aime Payne from https://www.breezebusinessmanagement.com/ has transformed my life for the better! Not only does she have an incredible gift for business, she has a passion that fires me up about my own dream! I think that's a rare combo and I am so grateful she came into my life! Also amazingly serendipitous is that J'aime is the creator of GOAT: Talent Search and is bringing attention and assistance through the farm though her great talent show being hosted by the farm and judged by the SRM herd! Check out Episode 2 of GOAT here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LziCg7ZbViw There is still time to apply to be a contestant on GOAT! Do you have what it takes to bring your talent to the SRM Judges?
Through the past couple of weeks I have been really enjoying my time watching as all kinds of different relationships I am involved in are developing into new and interesting connections. New volunteers, new clients, new babies and new energy, really make the farm feel like it is running on an energy all its own. Each week as I enjoy conversations with people, I revel in the new relationships that can development. Case in point this week is a generous donation from Clearstream Water Treatment http://clearstreamwater.ca/ of an 8x4 utility trailer. I have actually been in the market for a trailer for awhile now, and with this generous donation we can save a bit of money and a ton of time. Thank you so much to Brian Jones for dropping the trailer by this afternoon and for the great conversation that was a welcome break to my humdrum of a Monday. while fighting with rural Muskoka internet and ability to connect to any form of a signal. Not only was Brian gracious enough to donate this trailer to the farm, but his young daughter is also a "helper" here at the farm , learning ahead of when she is old enough to actually volunteer her time here. This young lady has an incredible gift for connecting with animals and I am honoured to have her here, even on a limited for now basis. This trailer graciously donated by Clearstream, will be put to good use on the farm while we work towards goals of better management and equipment. This trailer will make a lot of jobs easier and for that we are so grateful <3 I can't wait to get some paint and let the student volunteers loose on it to make it into a custom piece of SRM art here at the farm. Hope to post photos of this trailer and the new fresh paint job soon!
Until then, stay safe and healthy. Please also remember to choose kindness daily <3 With love, and in beauty, ~ Angee
7/13/2020 0 Comments
The more I think I know.....
I can hardly believe an entire week has already passed again. I have reached a new level of exhausted while I continue to stare endlessly at a backside that just will not start expanding in giving birth. I am on day 5 of continuous trekking to the barn every 2 hours. The last 33+ hours have been spent watching contraction after contraction, while SRM My Precious continues to be in no hurry to ACTUALLY give birth. She is not in distress or terrible discomfort, therefore I am absolutely not allowed to stress whatsoever. Nature knows way better than we ever will for when the right time is for something to happen. Precious will kid when she is good and ready, and certainly not a second before.
More about Precious to come, but I really should address the question of "Was SRM Mystique actually pregnant?" Sadly the answer is no. Nope, nope, nope. To the disappointment of many, what did seem to good to be true, proved to be another false pregnancy. The more I learn about goats, the more I realize I don't know. Tricky critters, these sneaky, crafty little friends of mine.
So as I write this blog entry, I have 4 amazing and dedicated volunteers in my barn ensuring the needs of the herd are all being met. I feel blessed to have so much help here and it adds to the fun to share the endless waiting with others who are enduring this agonizing game for the first time. Last night, two of my volunteers slept in the barn with Precious for the entire night, which I LOVE SO MUCH!!! It was the first time I haven't slept in the barn during kidding in 12 years! I have to admit, I didn't miss the mosquitos, and did enjoy sleeping in my own bed, even if I was still up and walking to the barn every couple of hours. I also admit I felt very creepy peeking into the stall where Precious and her team of dedicated doulas were sleeping lol. I was touched beyond words <3 So I MUST give a HUGE shout out to my girls Nava and Bailey! Seriously, you both rock!!! I assure you, the wait will be well worth it! <3
We have completed another great week of Goat Yoga classes her, being offered by Muskoka Hot Yoga (https://muskokahotyoga.com/). Trinity continues to bring a great class to her students, and the goats bring great playful energy and a lot of cuddles. Now that we have a routine going and the kinks worked out, the "yoga" gang are settling into this new activity. At each class it seems the goats enjoy themselves more and more. I am thrilled to see repeat attendees at classes! I think one of the most adorable observations I've noticed is that my crew of Dwarf Dwarf siblings that are the "oldest", but smallest goats in the yoga squad, have attached themselves to Trinity herself. At yesterday's class I captured Bilbo trying to get Trinity's attention by nibbling on her flipflops with his sister Raen, I swear those three think they are Trinity's helpers lol. I think Galadriel thinks they are soul sisters <3 This past weekend I was fortunate enough to have some dear family visit and I booked them space into one of these classes. It was fun to watch them take part in something that I am really enjoying hosting each week. The class sizes have remained small to stay within the current group size restrictions. With the province stepping into phase 3 of reopening though, group sizes will be increasing slightly soon. I will always continue to restrict the number of people who visit the farm at one time. In order to ensure the most intimate connection with our guests and herd, I always like to keep the group size on the smaller size anyways.
So, after a few more hours have passed since I began writing this blog entry today, Precious is still keeping us waiting. I am distracting myself at this point with anything else, so writing this is helpful. I really do need to purchase another Fitbit the next chance I have! I would have loved to see the steps I've walked recently back and forth from the barn so many times. Precious is finally in active labour now though, meaning she is occasionally pushing, and very up and down. These things take time and I am never one to rush. I will sleep good once these kids are safely on the ground, and until then will remain in auto pilot. I am almost grateful that Mysti isn't pregnant so that I don't have to watch another doe until the beginning of August when SRM Hermione is due.
There was a beautiful surprise highlight to my weekend and that was in the surprise serenading of my herd (and family) of local musician Mitch Buebe. Mitch's teen daughter is one of my volunteers here, and when he brought her to the farm he offered to play the saxophone for the herd. My herd loves music in ALL forms. Each person that comes to play for them always has a captivated and appreciated audience. It is always so lovely and magical to watch. Mitch played quite a few lovely songs from his baritone saxophone for everyone who was lucky enough to be at the farm Sunday morning prior to the start of Trinity's goat yoga class. What a special and rare treat in these times of covid, when the one thing I miss the most is access to live outdoor music. A special thank you to Mitch for that lovely surprise <3 Check out Mitch and his amazing and talented band here (http://www.mitchbeube.com/)
Alright, as much as I would love to be able to write and share more - that will have to wait until these new bouncy babies are born! I will post a birth announcement blog once the occasion arrives, as well as posting on social media. Send your loving energy and birthing vibes our way! Anything to get Precious to kid already! Until next time ~ Angee
Hello friends! Another week has gone past in a blur, with new programs and activities happening at the barn every day. Of course the news I was hoping to announce this week hasn't yet begun to occur. Both Precious and Mystique are in no hurry and seem quite content to keep their sweet babies to themselves a while longer. Both are in good spirits and still joining the herd on walks currently. The walking seems to keep my girls in great shape for kidding season, and I think this may contribute to why my girls rarely have problems giving birth. (touch wood)
My days are blurring more and more as the weeks pass. COVID has done such a number on my business that I've had to work beyond overtime these past few months to stay afloat, but I am proud of how I can continue to think up new and innovative ways to help support my community with the herd. I feel like I am finally bouncing back from the initial devastation caused by COVID. It sucks that my mobile Goats on the Go! program won't be able to run for some time yet, but I am thinking and planning always, so know we will continue to be OK. I am adding some new blood to the team in the shape of some powerhouse business development. I know that I am only capable of so many hours a day to get work done, and it is time to call in some serious back up :) More about that in the coming days :)
While we all continue to wait for the new babies to arrive, I know many are anxious for news. Funny thing about waiting for goats to give birth. The more we question or try to intervene, the longer they seem to take. There is an old video widely circulated among goat farmers that really sums up what it is like waiting for them to give birth. Although this video is "dated", it is still funny and oh so very true! I present "Does Secret Code of Honor"
I will absolutely post updates as soon after a birth occurs as I am able. No news means I'm just still waiting patiently as well.
This past week has been very exciting and a lot of fun while the goats adjust to working with new practitioners and continue to learn new skills. The Goat Yoga classes being offered my Muskoka Hot Yoga (https://muskokahotyoga.com/) here at the farm are going really well. After a few trial runs I have determined that my yearlings are the best with the yoga classes as they are still curious and playful with meeting new people. Each class gets more interesting as they become more relaxed with the new environment and activity. As you can see from this picture, they work hard in these classes. When the new babies are old enough to join, they will bring even more youthful exuberance to these classes.
The goats and I also participated in our very first Barefoot Goat Walk! It was a really neat experience and everyone enjoyed themselves. This walk was organized by Muskoka Barefoot Inc. (https://www.muskokabarefoot.com/) and there are currently no further activities scheduled with them.
Last night was a very powerful full moon. For the first time Sky River Meadows hosted a Full Moon Sound healing ceremony run by Trinity O'Brien of Muskoka Hot Yoga. The sounds echoing out of our old century barn while the sun set over the hay fields was a very surreal experience. The herd came out of the barn and seemed to marvel at the vibrations and beautiful sounds as well. Even the wildlife seemed to notice. To the lucky participants inside the barn, they were able to take part in an hour long sound healing meditation. The more I work with Trinity, the more I come to respect and love this beautiful soul. I feel blessed and honoured to share my work space with Trinity, and hope to continue to work together for as long as we both need to, in order to get through these challenging COVID times. As I am so passionate about supporting my community, helping other practitioners who also support my community just makes so much sense :)
I think the biggest news that has filled me with the most excitement this past week was the launch of Episode 2 of GOAT. Last week I wrote about Toronto performer David Shilman (@MarkTwangMusic) and his audition in front of my herd of judges. I am so pleased with how great his performance went and think that his testimonial is hilarious. Take a look for yourself and see what you think. Will you be the next to apply to perform for the herd? A huge thank you to David Shilman and J'aime from The Snowlake Initiative for such a great episode :)
So that's all for updates this week! Not a ton to write about when most of my week has been spent frowning at two little goat mammas, waiting for some sign. In the meantime, remember the Doe Code and don't prolong our wait! As soon as there is news to share I will be quick to announce it. Stay well and be kind <3 ~ Angee