We recently learned that Heifer Farm, one of our favorite places in the world, is going to be closed by January. We are heartbroken by this news and our hearts go out to every person affected by the loss and especially to those who will have to undergo a huge transition in their lives because of this.
Many of us who cared about the farm also have the animals on our minds as it will be a difficult thing to let go of all of these creatures we helped deliver into the world, named, and raised. The staff there will also be taking on the huge and challenging task of finding new homes for all these wonderful animals.
One of these animals is extra special to myself, Caitlin, and many others. A little lamb whose mother would not feed her so the Heifer Volunteers raised her with a bottle. Later Caitlin trained her to perform certain behaviors, such as shaking with her left or right hoof, kissing your cheek, jumping over an obstacle and many more. Before Caitlin had to leave to move to Arkansas, she decided to teach me how to do the behaviors with Lavender. I think the sheep was easier to train.
Now with the closing of the farm and much encouragement from others we've made the wild decision to go get Lavender and bring her to my farm in Arkansas. Because of our short timeline, we need help with the funds for the correct equipment for my truck so that she will be safe and comfortable on the difficult journey, and help funds for traveling up there and back by December 10th.
If you feel so inclined we'd love to have you pitch in to help us find Lavender a good home! If you can't pitch in please pass it along!
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