What a week and month it has been. My intention was to start blogging regularly again. My animals however apparently have other plans for my availability. After many attempts to write a new post over the last week, I am finally able to take a breather this morning to write. In the last week we have welcomed 5 new babies to the farm! One amazingly gorgeous colt and 4 babies goats so far! With all of the new arrivals, I am continually reminded of what a blessed life I live. Every day, real life happens in my barn. Sometimes it is a struggle and endless dirty work, and other times it is so full of magic and miracles I can't even put to words. One thing is for certain, I am so lucky to be able to chase my dream and share my life with all of my animals. Through complete and utter exhaustion this morning, I wanted to take the time to get a post up to at the very least announce the new arrivals.
I don't think there is a rule of how to start up a new blog after taking a few years off. Like most things I take on in life, I've chosen to just jump on in and see what happens. Otherwise I will continue to convince myself to stay off the inter-webs and hiding in my safe and comfortable barn with my animals. So, here goes!!!
HEY EVERYONE!!! Phew! OK, now that the first step has been taken, perhaps the others will follow. Please forgive me if I suffer lapses at times when I may retreat into hiding again from time to time. My life has remained very busy as I seem to thrive on constant movement. I've constructed myself a work schedule that keeps me out of town a few times a month, so I am often on the road and sometimes not online. Over the next several weeks I will be trying to blog regularly again so that I can update everyone on the changes that have occurred at Sky River Meadows with the herd, including with me.
In order to bring myself back into the routine of blogging again I have chosen my intention to start by telling individual stories of some of the animals here. That way I can just focus on them and not my anxiety about posting again. Besides, it's the animals who are the super stars around here and I can never sing them enough praises. I love the idea of being able to tell their stories and to share them with all of you.
I am also excited to announce that the goats are ready and that we are starting up our daily goat walks again for the season! We walk a couple of times daily, so email me to get on the reservation list or to book a date and time for your family or group. There are limited spaces available daily so be sure to plan and book ahead. We have trails suitable for all ages and abilities. We walk most mornings and evenings, unless we need to be away. **Rainy days excepted. The goats do not walk in the rain**. If you're looking for a fun, unique, educational and uplifting activity, contact me to arrange for a goat walk.
The most exciting news of all is that we are just days away from babies being born here. Our first baby of 2019 may be a foal this year instead of a goat kid! My mare Cheyenne is due to foal on May 18th and our first doe Precious is due May 23rd. We are excited to welcome the newest members of the herd. It's been a long winter of waiting for them and for spring to arrive in Muskoka!
So, the first post is done! Stay tuned for upcoming posts and stories about the animals!
Blessings and light to you all! ~ Angee