HHF Updates!

Well, there has been lots going on here at HHF and in my life. The pictures (except the hummers) are of everyone we have lost since the last post. Buck started with seizures again and I decided it was time. He was laid to rest in June of 2012 in the far back field. Skippy, who was almost fifteen, started failing rapidly. She was laid to rest in July 2012 on the hillside with Spot, Shannon and Aran. Casper, we believe was bitten by a copperhead in April 2013 and joined Skippy, Spot, Shannon and Aran. Artemus failed and passed in late April. He had cancer just like his son Jasper back in 2009. Finally, my mother passed in November 2012 after a year long battle with lung cancer. So, needless to say, there has been some sadness here. As Forrest would say “that is all I have to say about that.” On the bright side, Kevin retired from the brewery in January 2013 after 32 years. He takes care of lots more things here so that frees me up. He is also able to really get into doing more with the Alpacas. I will update you about what all he is doing in a later post. I have done lots of updating to the house. Stuff I have wanted to do for years. Another post for the future! We took several of our girl pacas to a really nice farm in Charlottesville to be bred to some very nice males, and in the process, have acquired an amazing young male that will upgrade our herd. My daughter is doing great, she is interning in D.C. with the American Red Cross and only has one more semester to go before graduation and she has a wonderful boyfriend that I really like! My stepdaughter is also doing well, she graduated from Randolph-Macon and is currently on her way to Montana to begin her new job there. Yep, I plan to visit! After Buck passed, I had to get my old man Spunky a new friend. What better than a mini donk? Dinky is sooooo cute! Yes, another post. All other critters doing well. That should cover it for now, hope everyone has a great weekend!