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.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Spring Goats

 There is a lot of action in the barnyard these days. 

Jewell the lapaca 

Just days after Agnus had her quads, Storn had twin kids, a girl that looks just like her and a darling black and white little boy. 

The next day, Claudia had twin boys, one also looking just like her and one solid black. Claudia and Carmelle were last year kids and I would have never intentionally bred them, but sometimes things happen when you have a stud just a fence over.  While Claudia's babies are great, Carmelle had one stillborn and the other die after Selah and I devoted 48 hours to trying to save her. 

We are supplementing the quads with bottles morning and night, so they are beyond tame and all jump on our legs upon arrival. We are starting to give tastes of the bottle to the other four so they will be as tame and friendly. 

We also welcome friends to come and love on the babies - 

We took the quads to a local preschool a few days ago for the kids to pet and hold. We all really enjoyed it. I am not going to show any darling kids holding the goats, but here is two of my helpers waiting for the next class to come out. 

When we aren't out at the barn, we have some excitment in the backyard; the pool is finally getting finished in time for summer swimming. 

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