I can hardly believe it, but the day has come.
Just eight short weeks ago, our little Bert looked like this...
And now he's leaving home.
Yesterday was the start of Bert's big adventure.
His new parents, Ruth and Mitch, drove almost 4 hours
from Delaware to pick him up.
They loaded him up in their air conditioned van,
in a comfy cozy crate filled with soft hay
for the trip home.
Bert is going to a really great home where he will have lots of
friends to play with,
and eventually a girlfriend to make a family with, too!
Bye, Bert.....we will really miss you....
you were a very special "kid"!
Sammy tried to hitch a ride along with Bert.
you have to stay here.
After all, who would Ollie and Red play with if you left??
On another note...
our "Open Farm" day was a great success.
The weather was perfect.
We had hay rides and tours and lots of time to play with the animals.
Some of the children helped with chores like
(they were much happier than these pictures show...I swear!)
(Although I have to admit, they look as if they were
sold into slavery.)
Sadly, I took hardly any pictures....too busy mingling!
And finally, on a very sad note,
Edith, our female turkey went missing yesterday afternoon.
The weather was blistering hot, and Oakley and Sam were not out on patrol very much.
I fear that Edith, my weeding buddy, fell prey to a hunting fox.
I pray she returns, but fear she will not.
Poor Tom and Chuck....who will they show off for now?