Anatole France once said:
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”
These furry little friends make their way into your heart, and it is never easy when they pass. When my husband and I started our little backyard farm and the number of animals we cared for got to be more and more, the unfortunate side effect was dealing with death more often.
Keeping livestock is different than keeping traditional pets, and there can be a steep learning curve. For the first time you need to be worried about disease, parasites, extreme heat & cold, and of course predators.