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.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mooster Comes Home

 We moved Mooster, the cow, home from the honeymoon pasture yesterday; the farmer's wife assured us that her time there was successful. I sure hope so since (for you non-farm types), milk cows don't produce milk until they produce a baby. She is very gentle; I wasn't sure what to expect since the few hours yesterday was the most time I have ever spent with a cow.

It seems that it would have been smart to have moved the picnic tables out of the area before we installed the electric fence, but no one thought of it, so now they are cow observation platforms.

Once we let the donkey and goats back out of the small goat fence into the pasture, they were eating along totally unaware of the cow on the other side of the fence for quite a while. Once they saw her, they all froze and stared. The goats stayed frozen and stared but Chewy, the donkey, kept turning and galloping about half way back to the barn before he would get his nerves up to come close again.

They did this for several hours. All the while, Mooster just stared at them.

James built Mooster's new hay feeder while Elijah and Selah played on it.

 In the next few days, I am going to move Vinny, the stud goat, in the fence with Mooster and then allow Leia and her babies to have the large pasture with the donkey. The time has also come to sell Teddy; he is sweet and I will make sure he gets a good home.

1 comment:

  1. Funny Mooster is dark...all Jerseys in our neck of the woods are light tan.
    Oh, be warned, hay rings laying on their sides can be hurled across pastures in strong winds. We were out one day in a thunderstorm, trying to finish chores, and saw one rolling across the pasture...could have been quite dangerous. Now they all stay sitting flat.