Today I thought I’d share some news. You have read and seen our posts about the drought so it should come as no surprise that we have decided to take a year “sabbatical” here at Sweetlove Farm beginning at the end of Market season. We simply do not have enough grass to feed our animals. So, to make lemonade out of lemons, we will sell the sheep and the truck and change our focus to working on finishing the house for a year.
We have not decided if Phil will still attend the Farmers Market or raise broiler chickens next year. One thing at a time. For now, we will begin preparing for Sabbatical (you know, a change or break from your normal routine, right? seemed appropriate to call it that) by selling the sheep. Decisions on the other things will come in time.
I share this today because we sold 16 of our ewes last night. Good fortune, indeed, came when we had an interested couple inquire about buying our animals - willing to pay way more than Phil was going to get at auction. A relief to be sure.
So, selling those sheep officially begins our preparation for Sabbatical. While we won’t finish the season till end of October (ish), we are officially winding things down.
Hang with us, though, because we’ll still be posting about the hustle and bustle of Sweetlove Farm - only now it will be Sweetlove House Building!