This is the problem with hosting a foreign exchange student --after nine months they have to go back home. We put Michelle on a plane to New York City, and then to Sweden this morning. Caroline and a gang of friends went to the airport and it was soon flooded with tears. Michelle's mom, Annika (above, with the camera) flew in a few days ago and we had a wonderful time showing her around Iowa and our farm. One ewe even gave birth to twins in the grove while she was here -- an exciting thing for someone who lives in the city.
We all learned and changed for the better from this wonderful experience. The world is just a small town. Love, peace, happiness.
We will miss you, Michelle. I'm glad you loved your time at "the goat farm in Iowa." Come back and see us again.