Something I never thought I would be admitting to, defeat. After all the amazing events recently, I didn’t see this coming. My neighbors finally found a way to beat me. The county came by today to issue me a warning about my animal houses being too close to the property line. We have the option to move all of our houses with the exception of one, and since we don’t have the space, time or money for a complete rebuild I am ending our hobby farm. These last 5 years have been the most fulfilling, educational, and pure fun that I have had. We will keep a few of our oldest chickens and ducks, but we have already begun the process of rehoming the rest. And with some effort and creative housing we hope to keep our mama goats because they are the most precious to me. I always thought that I would fight anything to keep things going, but I just don’t have the ability to fight this.
I will keep this blog up for the remaining time left on my paid subscription, then I will close it down. I do however plan to continue running my Facebook page and offer hatching services to those who need them. Its with a very heavy heart that I say goodbye to this life I have loved, and thank you for all the support you all have offered and encouragement.
with love, Nicole