It’s always exciting to bring a new sheep home to join our flock of Gotlands. But last month we had an especially exciting time when we traveled to New England on a whirlwind trip to Vermont Grand View Farm to pick up our newest farm family member, Kamila. Vermont is quite a long way, so we would normally make it a two-day trip, driving up one day, staying overnight and then driving home the next day. But this trip was scheduled during the Covid-19 pandemic, when pretty much everything was officially shut down. Hotels and restaurants were closed, and there was no way for us to stay overnight in Vermont. So we made the decision to drive up to New England and back to NJ in one day. We packed the van with food and water, some sheep supplies, and hand sanitizer, then headed out before dawn. We arrived by noon, said hello (with masks on) to Kim and Chuck Goodling, loaded Kamila into the van and drove (almost nonstop) home. It was a very long day for people and sheep alike, but all went well. Kamila handled it like a pro (of course, sheep don’t really have to worry about such things).
After about a week of adjusting to her new home, Kamila joined the rest of the flock and is enjoying her new life. We're so glad to have her here, and we'll always remember our "pandemic trip" to pick her up.