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This decision was a year and a half in the making, first struggling with the principle, then the detail. It’s been perhaps two or three months since we agreed a way forward, but it’s been difficult to convert decisions into actions.
The first steps have been taken, however, and – as with the poultry – they’ve taken the form of notices – at the vet’s clinic, at the Co-op’ supermarket, and the ferry waiting rooms – advertising livestock and equipment for sale. Also, the For Sale page here online has been updated.
Even before any dispersal of livestock actually happens, conversations with enquirers provide a kind of therapy – a talking therapy. There’s sub-plots to this story – melancholy and yet hopeful, sad and yet joyful – which we’ve wanted to share with you, here ; but, for now, feelings are still too raw to be subjected to the discipline and structure of this medium.
When the time is right, we’ll be able to tell you about how the changes we’re making will help us refocus on our core values and strengths ; and we’ll be able to tell you the story of Maisie The First And Last.