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, February 28, 2018

A Bit More than Puppies

We are drawing to the end of the puppy time. We are keeping one and there are two that I just advertised today, so going from eight to three will be a nice decline for the demand on Montana. They are the cutest thing ever but it's hard to walk, feed, etc, eight puppies. For the most part, they are outside during the day and in at night and the puppy kingdom doesn't smell very good in the mornings!

I feel like regular life has been on hold with the puppies, but we do do other things. Did I ever cover the fact that Bella turned 8 and Tori turned 13? Well, that happened at the end of January. Tori is still awaiting her party, you guessed it, until after the puppies are out of the gated community downstairs. ( I need to plan that TODAY!)

Bella got real cow-girl boots, now she just needs a horse!

Other good news is that the llama and lapaca are settling in nicely. I like the fact they are far less needy than the goats are and donkey was! They just graze and don't storm the barn every time the goats are fed.

And here is some awesome news! My four baby boy goats are being sold to the local Berry Farm here for their petting zoo area. They are also going to be the spring 2018 goat yoga babies. (Yes, goat yoga is a real thing!) They are going to be famous.  They are very excited!




  1. I live in a gated community too; just like the puppies!!!
    You're too funny. Nice to know the llama's are "easy", I was telling a friend about them yesterday. Those cowboy boots will look great with the outfit Bella has on. BOY goats for the petting zoo----stinky. The Yoga thing is cool, I can see their excitement =).

  2. The boys are getting wethered -- they won't be stinky. They are super sweet - hard to let them go!