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earlene

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How did your critters take the move? I do the 2000 miles from Illinois to the West Coast fairly often, but have yet to do it with one Kitty Baby.

I hope all is well and you are beginning to settle in, although it sounded like your belongings aren't there yet, so what are you sleeping on?
 
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It's been a hectic and disorganized month but all of the animals made it alive but 2 weeks after I got everyone settled in my oldest duck Buttercup passed away. She was 11 years old which is old for a duck and at least she got to die in green pasture and she got to swim in the pond before she passed away.

As for everyone else they are all settled in. My soap workroom is currently a temporary chicken coop because the "barn" on site was not predator proof so until I can get a barn put in that is safe for everyone they are being locked in my workroom at night.

The moving truck arrived last week so now every room is full of boxes. Soap stuff is scattered in every room. Sadly all of my storage furniture like bookshelves, pantry cabinets, and my soap cabinets all got damaged by the movers. There was quite a bit of damage done by the movers. I could curse the world blue on those guys. Ugh! They caused such a headache for me. But the truck movers were efficient and helpful. It was just the guys that were hired to pack the truck that sucked.

Anyway we are here and moved in and I'm working my way through all of my stuff and trying to get everything organized. I've been heading out on weekends to hit garage sales to try and replace my storage cabinets and shelves so that I can finish unpacking.

My former neighbor got me a housewarming gift of honey bees so 2 weeks ago I picked them up and put them into their new home here at the farm. They've been going crazy with gathering nectar so I'm going to have to add a second deep on soon.

Overall life on the farm is pretty good. There's some work that needs to be done but nothing super urgent except the need for a zero turn lawn mower because I have 6 acres to mow. :)
 

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earlene

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Lovely. I am sorry that your furniture was damaged, but the place looks so pleasant! Sad about Buttercup, but she actually survived the move! How nice that she had some time to enjoy the new home for 2 weeks before going to Duck Heaven.

Good to hear from you.
 

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