Monday, May 07, 2007

April the First


Herron Hill's April the First collapsed and died last night. We cannot even really say what she meant to us.

She was April the First, April the Last, April the Only.

She was the first baby goat born on the farm. She was the first goat with the farm herdname. Her picture was on all of our cards and on our web site. She was a true April Fool, the sweetest most ornery goat in the world, smart as a whip and crazy as a bedbug.

She was born in the farmer's arms on April 1, 2001, at 9 o'clock on a beautiful spring night. She died in the farmer's arms at 9 o'clock last night, May 6, 2007.

We know we will have to say goodbye to her soon. But right now we can't.

5 comments :

Marigold said...

To all at Herron Hill:
"It is all one to me where I begin; for I will come back again there." ---- Parmenides

I know Marty and our Cookie were there to greet her.

Much love,
Marigold

Marigold said...

To all at Herron Hill:
"It is all one to me where I begin; for I will come back again there." ---- Parmenides

I know Marty and our Cookie were there to greet her.

Much love,
Marigold

JustKiddin said...

What a horrible loss. My heart goes out to all of you who will miss your friend and family member. She will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. I'm so sorry...

sunshine said...

Oh, I am truely sorry to read this. April! You, the herd, the Farmer, Lori, Rocky, Willen, Atty, Katy, Spence, and that Cat, all have my sincerest condolences.
XOXO

Teresa Saum said...

I was very sad and sorry to read about April. What a sweet and poignant thing that you were there when she was born and you were there when she died.
Teresa