Izzy came to us as do many of our cats. She was a foundling. Someone dropped her off at our neighbors and she found her way to our farm. She brought love into our family. She fit in right from the start. She preferred to stay indoors but would venture out in good weather. She had personality and spunk. She was our no tail cat. She was born with a form of SpinaBifida. Part of her coccyx had never formed. From the start she had urinary problems. We went through several series of antibiotics, changes in cat food, and many changes of comforters. She would go for months and use the litter box and there were times she just couldn't make it. Lately she was having more of the bad times. Even with an attempt of another bout of antibiotics, which she hated, she just didn't rally. She grew weaker and weaker. As much as we love her, we just couldn't stand to see her suffer. We will miss our girl. I honestly feel that we will see her again. I hope that about all of our animals. They are just too important in our lives to just cease to exist. They were created with a purpose. Izzy more than served her purpose in her sweet short life. She will be greatly missed and always loved.
I haven't been blogging much lately. I have been exhausted. I don't know how else to explain it. To me it sounds lame. Work has been very difficult. I have been on nights for 2 1/2 years and I think I have reached my max. I have applied for a day position. I am praying that I will soon hear good news. Alex will soon follow. The hospital has been very good about scheduling us on the same shifts. This saves gas and allows us to work on the farm. I am trying to get back into the swing of things. We have so much to be thankful for. I feel ashamed of grousing. I'm just tired. I hope that this post finds everyone healthy and happy. Don't forget get your H1N1 asap! Don't take this flu for granted. It is dangerous. Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm Kelly
This is the story of two best friends who lived in seperate towns, managed two seperate homes with all of the bills, taxes, and house payments of each. We thought that it was silly to continue paying such high bills. We decided to look for an old farm where we each could follow our dreams. We looked for a house big enough that would allow each of us to have our seperate space, enough farm land to be able to have sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and any other animals that caught our fancy. We needed a barn big enough to house animals and hay. Both of us love the seasons in New England and wanted to remain in the northeast. Both of us were ICU nurses and are under no delusion that we can pay our bills with farming alone. We needed to be located near a large hospital for employment. We work full time as nurses and full time as farmers. That was a lot of needs/wants to guide our search. We combed through magazines, for sale guides, and the internet. We found a place northwest of Bangor Maine that fit these needs. It was a fixer upper in the mildest of terms. This is our story, how we arrived, refinished a 160 year old farm house and are making our dreams come true. We hit bumps in the road at every turn and try to keep a positive attitude. After three years we have come to a change that can't be overlooked. After much thought Alex has decided to pursue her dream elsewhere. Now the farm rests with Ted and I. We will work together to make our dream an actuality. Please follow along with us and welcome to Mainely Ewes Farm.