My dream was to move to Alberta, get sheep and move on with trialing my Border Collies Jet and Ted. Below is the sign I had on the walk up to my little field back in Thunder Bay.
So I've been desperately wading through listings and am seeing about three or four places this week! They are all within driving distance of work - from 20 to 45 minutes away. They range from 4 to 32 acres. A couple have more land adjacent that can be leased or rented.
By Thunder Bay standards, the properties I am looking at are outrageously priced, but by Alberta standards, they are pretty good prices. I guess a mortgage is a mortgage and it is important to listen to your soul's calling, right?
Having sheep and land for the dogs would be SO AWESOME! The dogs would be so happy. I would be so happy. River used to help bring the bucket back after bringing water to the sheep. I love this shot I took of her a few winters ago, below. She is so proud.
PS, my friend sent this link to me - it is my old house in Thunder Bay - now owned by a couple who have started to breed Standard Poodles. Oh, it hurts my heart to see these photos. That's MY field, my deck, those are MY trees and my flowers! Oh, it's hard. There are days I am very sad I left, but here I am, and I am making a new life...
Here is the link - (NOT an endorsement of any kind as I don't know these people) - http://www.balsamridgepoodles.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22&Itemid=28