So you guys have met our new sheep, our new kitten and now it's time for me to introduce you to our new Maremma pup, Tom. Tom is four months old and the son of a Maremma who was born here on our farm.
Tom lives with and looks after our chooks.
He also lives with his best buddy Bingo the Maremma.
And our four sheep, Mittens, Beanie, Socks and Cardigan.
He doesn't live with Miss Pepper but she certainly does spend a lot of time with him and with the sheep trying to get them to eat a cucumber or grain out of her hands.
Tom loves to run up and down his fence and bark like crazy if anyone he doesn't know comes by.
He's not too sure about the game where Pepper pretends to ride him.
And his favourite thing in the whole world, apart from dinner time, is a big tickle on the tummy.
Welcome Tom and thanks for doing such an awesome job.
And thank you guys for doing an awesome job of reassuring me that we'll be OK in the next stage of our family's life. Your messages were filled with such kindness and understanding and they mean the world to me. Your suggestions of talking books and podcasts and conversations will definitely be taken on board. And your personal stories of how your lives have changed, what's worked for you and what hasn't and your opinions on how best to tackle long commutes have made me feel like we are not alone in this and that it is definitely worthwhile. A little part of me is even getting excited.
I'd love to think that I'll get back to each of you either on my blog or in the message you sent to me, but realistically I may not so please consider this a massive THANK YOU!! You are wonderful and you never fail to hold my hand and walk with me down the track and I appreciate it beyond words. I have a whole blog post in my head about how important my blog and your feedback is to my life and this is a perfect example of how and why. So thank you again.
We hope you have the sweetest dreams.