Having decided that we wanted livestock guardian dogs I started doing some research on them. Our mentors, Kim and Linda, have a Great Pyrenees and a Maremma. Both beautiful, big, white, friendly dogs. I thought I had decided on the Maremma. The Universe thought otherwise. Kim emailed me with a link to a farm that was re-homing two of their dogs – a bonded pair. I called up Laura (Kissin’ Coussens Alpaca Farm) and we had a nice talk about the dogs. I emailed her a few days later, and after much consideration, she decided that we would be a good home for the dogs. I’m so excited to welcome Max (short for Maximus) and Heidi!
Laura is going to keep the dogs for us until we move onto the farm. So now we have six alpacas and two Great Pyrenees as part of our growing farm family. I understand that April is chick month . . .
I’m as excited as a bear in honey! We have a logo created for us by Jonathan Johnson, a very talented graphic artist. Jonathan created several images for us and was very patient as we navigated through the process of choosing the one that resonated for us. Thank you Jonathan!
After several emails back and forth, this is our final logo. And in case you don’t get the connection . . . we’re Canadian eh!
I’ve already created business cards and even splurged and bought a tote with the logo on it. One cannot start their marketing efforts too soon!
We put in an offer on a dream farm yesterday and last night it was accepted! Yahoo!
Now the fun begins . . . go to the bank, get our current house sold, pack, move house, install fencing, and finally bring home our “girls”. And of course, there are going to be all those little things in-between. I’m not worried though . . . I know that everything is in Divine Order!
Picture of Maple Leaf Alpaca Farm, LLC . . . sigh . . . so grateful for this journey!