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.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Saturday and Sunday

 While JD hosted our church's 4th annual "Beans and Bullets", complete with barbecue and beans, guns and bullets -

the youngest four kids and I went on our own adventure to purchase a goat. I know it's confusing to the non-goat crowd why I would be selling and purchasing goats in the same time-frame, but it is to broaden the gene pool and be able to breed for different colors. 

I thought this goat was going to be black and white, but she is almost pure white. She looks like a little lamb and her name is Daisy. We drove just over and hour to the farm she was from.  

 It was a beautiful spot of Virginia and we stumbled across Patrick Henry's Virginia home and some awesome water falls.

 This was just along the road, so we pulled over and checked it out.

There was a crumbling foundation of some old building.    

 And something that resembled a walking bridge of old.

 The kids would have stayed for hours if I would have let them.

 I, however, wanted to get Daisy home to meet her farm-mates. She and Storm were both born last September and will be on the same breeding cycle. They weren't sure they were thrilled with each other at first but are doing well now.

 Today I went and met a Craigslist strawberry connection. She sold us 50 mature plants for $20. The kids and I went over and helped her dig them up and then we came home to plant them in the first bed that JD tilled just today.

 Honestly, spring and beginning the garden is my favorite, favorite time of the year and we are here! While it's too early for the traditional garden plants, I'm going to plan on getting some broccoli in the second bed tomorrow.


1 comment:

  1. Is your foot all better? Have you grown strawberries before? My kids want to try some in our garden.