OUR PLANS MULTIPLIED
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, April 26, 2013
Hard Work in Progress
Our pasture fence was just finished yesterday. While we are working towards a cow or two, until we have decent grass growing, it will be home to only two baby goats that I am searching high and low for. I know exactly what I want and we want them young enough to bottle-feed, so we are having to be patient. I am hoping that we are able to till in lime and be ready to plant grass next weekend. The picture here is to show the fence along the far side - it is wooden post and five wire. The top will be electrified when cows go in so that they don't push the fence.
We are hosting a pot-luck / bonfire for our home group tomorrow night to burn the huge pile in the middle of the field. Then the ash can also be tilled in to help the soil.
Alyssa is the fence painter. She is being paid by the hour to help fund her mission trip to Zambia and South Africa this summer. We went with the longest lasting paint on the market, because who is going to want to do that again in a few years!
Before we let Kenny (who built the fence) move on in life, he is helping JD lay the stone on the fire-place and chimney. They spread them around the back yard this morning, so they can see what they are working with.
Here's the beginning of the section that goes through the screened in porch. It has to be completed before the ceiling or floor can be installed.
James and Ben got the task of stacking the large pile of unsplit firewood. At this point, it won't be split until next winter when we need it. If you are wondering, James and Ben have cashed in since we have paid them to be Kenny's helpers. They are not making much, but it's a lot to them and they have gained some valuable experience.
Now we are contemplating if we can really pull off the bigger pool in the backyard this summer!