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.

Friday, March 29, 2013

New Project

 We always have a few projects going on around here. While we are not quite done with the wood floor, the basement, the fire-place or the screened in porch, it still seemed time to start another project. Actually, this one is not being done by JD; we hired our friend's son to build it and James and Ben are the hired helpers. James really thrives on working with his hands and has been setting his alarm early to get his school work done so he can get out to start working. Ben, well, he likes to get paid. We have had the wood for the fence stacked in the barn for about three years - we paid the Amish to mill it from the oak trees that were taken down where our house is built.

They just stated this week and have made it quite the distance cementing the posts in. The posts will not remain that tall, but will be trimmed to the same height as the goat fence that is already in place at the barn side of the fence.

So, our next weekend project is going to be to till and plant grass in this whole area - about 2.5 acres. We obviously need grass for whatever ends up living in the fence to snack on. And if you are wondering what is going to live in the fence, that is still in the discussion phase. Choices are a beef cow, a dairy cow or a boarded horse or some combination of the previous. Oh, and Elijah and I are anxiously awaiting two Nigerian Dwarf goat kids!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's great progress!! Can the young man come do some work for me, and can we borrow your auger?!