In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Yesterday's Baby Chicks

Here's Julia with one of the baby chicks we bought yesterday at the Amish fleemarket.

We bought four Bantam Silkies -

and four Polish chicks, which we lovingly call Afro chicks due to the feathers they grow on their heads.

I have also ordered 30 baby Guineas to raise and release as tick eaters. Since our chicken house is divided into two areas, we've closed one off into a brooder area for all the babies. It's a lot nicer than cleaning out the cage that I cleaned over and over last year.


  1. Oh man, it's probably too late to add a few guineas to your order...We really need some. I keep pulling these horrible micro ticks off my kids! Your new chicks are really cute!

  2. Those chicks are so cute! My children all wish we could raise chickens where we live.