And it has taken two long years to find it! But I am sure you will soon agree that it has been well worth the wait. And the effort! For the past two years we have scanned the internet, driven thousands of miles, trudged through paddocks, imagined infrastructure, inspected fencing, analysed soils, talked to locals, had our hopes raised only to then have them dashed all in the quest for our forever sanctuary. But as the saying goes, ‘Good things come to those who wait.’
Our new forever home will be 5 kilometres outside the tiny township of Lancefield, just 70 kilometres north of Melbourne, on 153 of the most picturesque acres you could ever imagine. Here, peace and quiet, the wide open country and fresh air will be our everyday blessing. The area boasts some of the best soils in Victoria and is in a popular tourist district.
The coming months are going to be very hectic for us here at Edgar’s Mission as we relocate all of our beloved residents and ensure that they are comfortable and happy in their new home. Our challenge now is to finish ‘Raising the Rooves’ as we build shelters and our medical centre, adjust fencing to cater for our many animal species, construct bunny houses, pathways and more. And my greatest hope is that in the coming months I will be able to say, “Hold my hand and I’ll take you there.”
But in the meantime, it gives me great pleasure to offer you this sneak peak of the new Edgar’s Mission. If you would like to be a part of this defining moment in Edgar’s Mission history, it is not too late to support our ‘Raising the Roof’ appeal. But you must be quick, there are only two weeks left to help us reach our target! You can find the details here.
Somewhere, there really is a place for us…