For those of you following our ongoing saga with the Washington State Department of Ecology (see Government, OK, Now I am POed, What I Have Been Up To, Backyard and Farmyard Projects, Fencing and Wooly Sheep, So just when I think I know what I am doing…., More Spring Surprises, Shaun the Sheep and Llama Packing, The End of Lambing (Second Time Around), Back to the Farm), we received our farm plan yesterday from Skagit Conservation District. I feel like a large boulder has been lifted off of my shoulders. It says the we are already managing our property in a way that does protect water quality and that the distance between our fence and the ditch should be adequate to provide filter strip to trap sediment and bacteria. So this means we do not have to endanger our animals any further because of the recommendations of the DOE, we do not have to give any more of our money to a land use attorney, and they (DOE) have NO reason to be trespassing on our property. It only took 13 months but hopefully this saga is over!
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Yes, yes, yes, finally it’s over! Great Donna. I am so happy for you with what you have had to go through in this last year. Now celebrate:)
Thanks Krista! I actually cried as soon as I posted this blog because of the tremendous relief. I am glad it should be over now. How’s little Mak? 😉
So happy for you Donna!
Yea! That’s great!
This means no more DOE harassment, eh? So happy for you! 🙂
Hopefully this is the end of the harassment! Have you been “visited” yet? I would definitely suggest you work with John Schue when you do.
WOOHOO! That is some of the best news I’ve heard this year! (It’s had a pretty rough start.)
Thanks Michelle. Things are really looking up here at Schoonover Farm! (plus the Seahawks are winning).
Great news Donna! What a relief! Go Seahawks!
Thanks Jackie. Saturday was a good day. Hopefully this next Sunday will be good too!
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