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 13, 2016

More Walls

 We were supposed to have a church men's event at our house on Saturday, but it was too cold, windy and rainy. Since it didn't really rain, JD took advantage of the day and started retaining wall number two. This one was pretty deep and required a large drainage line to be installed under it.

 The highlight of Saturday for Elijah was the trip in the tractor all the way to the gas station. He came home smiling and drinking a root beer.

Elijah is demonstrating his version of planking on the first built section of the wall.

Today JD and Ben continued the wall into the curve. JD did the math - they lifted 142 blocks just today at 61 pounds each for a grand total of 8,662 pounds of lifting. Better than the gym I'd say. 

Wall one and two define the level to get into the first two garage bays. The next section will be lower for the larger door and a trailer pad next to the garage. The third wall will extend from the front all the way down the side and around the back; yikes.

We have been letting the baby goats out with Leia to socialize. There really isn't much cuter than baby goats running and playing. Fiona is more than happy to assist Leia with goat tending. 

Selah is the number one animal kid at our house; she spends hours with the baby goats and baby chicks each day. Here the little goat is running behind her. 

1 comment:

  1. Did you think about NOT cancelling the men's event, and when they showed up, point them in the direction of the wall? HEHEHe
    Something is wrong with that pic of Selah! Here in AL, we've worn winter clothes all week, how can she be wearing shorts? Crazy weather year!