This morning we headed to the Amish to get wood to fix the trailer, plants for the garden and baby chicks. We didn't come home with any baby chicks, but we did come home with this -
He is a nine week old cross of German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd and a bit of border collie. We had planned on getting a full German Shepherd, but were concerned about the hip problems that often occur, so went with a safer mix.
The kids were pretty thrilled with him and he seems pretty thrilled with the volume of attention he received today.
We think his name is Magnum (after the old Magnum P.I. show that JD watches with the kids); here he is with 7 of the 11 kids he will be tasked with caring for.