Its been awhile since I last posted anything, mostly because its hard to talk about something you believe in so hard only to be constantly stomped on. As strange as it sounds, ever since I have been super supportive of my husband following his dream he has responded in kind. I ran the numbers and the future customer emails by him for a seasonal grass based micro dairy/ herd share and he was intrigued. That was several months ago, he didn't like the idea of us buying a cow and footing the bill for the start up. That really bummed me out. I recently reread one of Jenna's inspirational posts and started rethinking the dairy. Maybe something else would work,like goats. Well I looked up craigslist and there was an ad for a goat dairy intern/ partner! Now I have a 2 year old so I cant get out there very much, 2x per week and every other saturday, but she has been teaching me everything from hoof trimming to soap making. The best part is that in exchange for my helping not only do I get milk, I get my very own doeling!! She even offered to board her until we get a place where I can keep her! She won't be able to breed this fall (she is a little small), but we could next spring/fall. She is a saanen x nubian cross, and nothing would have happened, if I hadn't followed Jenna's advice and just asked. My husband suggested I see about working out a boarding deal before I even got a chance to tell him what she offered. Now I am hoping to convince him to move before next fall. I still have high hopes and dreams for a real herd share program that pays the mortgage but I will take small steps towards my dream and slowly go somewhere instead of standing still and being depressed and whiny. I have so much to be thankful for. I am really excited and looking forward to the future for the first time in a long time.