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Discussion in 'Me, My Herd, My Family' started by Devonviolet, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Mar 12, 2019
    Ridgetop

    Ridgetop True BYH Addict

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    So good to hear that the goats went for more than expected. Glad that Dot's kids are ok, too. It was the best of a sad situation, so I am glad that Latestarter's children don't have the worry about the animals anymore. I am particularly glad that you and your DH don't have to drive so far to care for the goats, or the worry of them being there alone without Mel to protect them.

    However, I am worried about you and your foot. You need to keep your foot up for a couple days, ice it down, and rest. You don't need any more health problems. Aren't your does due to start kidding too?

    It is still hard to believe that this happened. The postings all seem so quiet without him.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2019
    HomeOnTheRange

    HomeOnTheRange Mowing the Green, Green Grass of Home Golden Herd Member

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  3. Mar 13, 2019
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master

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    Thank you Devon and DH for all you have done. :hugs
     
  4. Mar 13, 2019
    Devonviolet

    Devonviolet Herd Master

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    You’re so welcome, Bruce! And thank you, to all our BYH famiy and all the wonderful support and encouragement (especially @LatestartersDaughter and @SonOfALateStarter), through this whole process. I would have done it one way or the other. But, it sure does make it easier when one knows it is appreciated. :)
     
  5. Mar 15, 2019
    farmerjan

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    Sad to have the end of Joe's dreams, but it had to be. I admire that you did so much in the name of friendship and decency. I do hope that now you can take a break, get your foot back on the healing path. Glad too for the financial plus for both @LatestartersDaughter and @SonOfALateStarter .
     
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  6. Mar 15, 2019
    Ridgetop

    Ridgetop True BYH Addict

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    Immediate worries over for now. The property sale etc. can be taken care of as Joe's kids feel up to dealing with financial matters. God bless them and Joe.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2019
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master

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    These pics were scrolling on the home page. I recognized Mel immediately. I wanted to share the post so that the pics could be seen again. I then realized that LS’ journal is locked. Either way, I took a screen shot to share here.
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  8. Mar 29, 2019
    Devonviolet

    Devonviolet Herd Master

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    Thanks @Wehner Homestead, it was good to see the flashback photos, showing Mel with the goats. :love
     
  9. Mar 29, 2019
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Herd Master

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    It is wonderful that @Devonviolet, & DH were able to help throughout. It is what LS wanted. Many of us would have but, most of us do not live anywhere near. Joe had so many forum friends! I, too, miss the posts from LS.

    Good news that the goats sold well. I'm hoping that beyond Dot & her twins, the others found loving homes. Most of us know the feeling of dispersing. Oh, we sell the boys quite often for freezer camp but, the does -- well, they need a good milking home, that's their job & they did it well. :) It is sad they could not remain as a group. For some BYHrs who would have/could have gotten them, the trip was prohibitive. This was the best option. I'm sure LS is ok with it.

    Thanks for the update.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2019
    Nifty

    Nifty Herd Master Administrator

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    Ok, some great news...

    We have some first-drafts for a new smilie / emoticon in remembrance of Joe and other members that pass on.

    Let me know what you think:

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    flyingpig.gif

    Do y'all like the first or 2nd one best

    (my vote is definitely 1st) :)