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.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Plan Change for Goats

 After getting the school kids on the bus yesterday, I was packing up Elijah and Bella to head to Classical Conversations. Everything took a detour, however, when Ben came in and informed me that Princess Leia, our Nigerian Dwarf goat, must be in heat because Hans, our weathered male goat, wouldn't stop harassing her. Since I missed the heat cycle last month AND I was getting ready to head up to DC for two days, the school plans were detoured for a quick trip to the "goat lady" for a stud goat. Unfortunately, JD took the Ford Escape, so Leia and I got to pack into the Prius. (A perk of the small goat breeds is that they fit in small cars!) She wasn't incredibly impressed with the kennel but quieted down after a few minutes on the road.

 After arriving at the farm, we put her in a small pen with Sonny, her handsome stud goat. She wasn't super impressed with Sonny, so little in fact that we decided to leave her for 24 hours to make sure that she warmed up to him enough to allow him near her. Elijah cried when I decided to leave her because he was sure that she was going to be scared of being abandoned. I don't think her reasoning ability is that evolved.

 While we waited, Elijah and Bella got to hold some baby goats.

 I love the ones that look like the Chick Fil A cow - we had one one time that we so cleverly named "Baby Cow."

After the two hour commute for the goat, I still made it home in time to pack up and head to DC to see JD. We had a nice get-away. We stayed at the National Harbor - it is quite impressive. I had the cheapest breakfast on the menu this morning - the $17 omelet. We won't be taking the kids to Sunday brunch either at $39 a person!

1 comment:

  1. OK...whyyyyyy was the Peep's car there, and who knew there was a Peep's car?