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.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Solar Saturday

Thankfully the rain gave us a break enough to get the solar panels on the roof. JD had all the tracking already installed, so it only took about an hour for friends to help get three panels up and bolted on the back slant of the roof.

These solar panels are strictly for hot water; they are going to power the solar hot water heater that has been installed and hopefully turn our instant demand hot water heater as a rainy day only option.
It makes me nervous to even watch men on the roof; I'm just not a fan of heights!

Since Elijah wasn't allowed to climb the big ladder as he hoped, he had to find another exciting, semi-risky activity. He was quite pleased with his idea.

I'm looking forward to a break in the cold and rain to get planting areas ready.


  1. Wow! That's great! We run our boat off solar and wish more people could use it too!!

  2. How in the world did he get his tractor up there? He must be a very strong boy!