My husband found out that he has a new job. That means we will have to move, and in so doing, will have to sell all our livestock. It's a bittersweet situation.....blessings and curses. So I have spent the last week posting ads for our beloved birds and selling them to the best homes I can find. It's a monumental task. We started with the following: Easter Eggers Olive Eggers Black Copper Marans Blue Copper Marans Silver Laced Wyandottes Blue Laced Red Wyandottes Lavender Orpingtons Lavender Splash Orpingtons Black Orpingtons Silkies Showgirls Seramas Guineas Indian Runner Ducks Pekin Ducks Sebastapol Geese Peafowl and a gorgeous Great Pyranese guardian dog. In addition, I had incubators, brooders and numerous coops, as well as the feeders and waterers that are required to support large flocks. Much is sold. For that I am grateful. But I look around me and wonder how I'll ever get everything in order to list the house to sell. It's not everyone who understands why an entire side yard is a mud pit, and these endless Illinois winters make it impossible to work on the yard yet. I'm plugging away at what I know needs to be done, but I feel overwhelmed at times, and must keep my eye on the prize of being moved and settled in a new home.