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.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

MRI and Gardening

This morning was my MRI; we turned into more fun than that and went to Tractor Supply for grass seed and a new spreader and Lowe's for fruit trees. We got four apple trees, two Granny Smith and two Gala, two peach trees and two pecan trees. I have also designated space for two pear trees, but Lowe's was out of them. Rumor is that Wal-Mart has them, so we'll buy them there if we still have any energy after planting these. It isn't really that tough with the back-hoe compared to the lady we met in Lowe's who's husband was hand digging them; they are pretty big root balls!

Tomorrow is supposed to be clear, so it is possible that I'll be riding around and around in circles spreading grass seed for the 5th or 6th year in a row. In the beginning, we spread with a spreader pulled by the 4-wheeler. Last year, I did it with the push spreader since the 4-wheeler was broken. This year, we are pulling a new spreader with the riding mower. Every year I hope that this will be our banner grass growing year! I also have to clip all the guinea's wings and attempt to keep them in the chicken fence for a while since they will just eat all the fresh grass-seed before it has a moment to grow. They actually recently stuffed themselves in the left-over grass seed bag in the barn and ate 25 pounds of grass seed!

Here's proof that I actually was in D.C. with JD and the kids last weekend -

It's supposed to dip into the 20's tonight - not exactly the spring weather that we were blessed with in D.C. last week.


  1. it must be nice to be so fancy with your back hoe! Clay has dug every hole for every tree....that's 13 so far & we still have blue berry bushes to plant! good thing he enjoys digging in the dirt! i hope your grass seed takes.

  2. (Sigh) Those are the exact kinds of trees I told hubby I wanted when we get settled. You cannot complain about 20's when we got several inches of snow two days ago...and snow yesterday... My children who love it are now saying, "When is summer coming??"

    Thinking of you...and hoping you feel better soon.

  3. Praying your back will heal.:)