Saturday, December 11, 2010

Take a look!

You are excited!? I'M eXcItEd!!!!!!

Turkey & Family - or, One in the Same

We turned around and Kayla had put John's sweater over her shoulders

Kayla climbed up on John's stepstool all by herself!
Here in the Bluegrass of Kentucky we are so thankful for all that God has brought our way this year.

We haven't been able to meet the demand for farm fresh eggs! That's a praise! We weren't sure we would be able to sell a single egg this time last year. Our goat herd has increased with the birth of two kids - one buck and one doe. We hope to add two or three bottle calves this spring and possibly a small "hoop" house. And, our home is almost finished...we're 90% finished with the downstairs and the upstairs lacks just half to be completed. Often, we look back just 2 years ago and can't believe how far our family, home and farm have come in such a short time. We are so thankful for our families - they have labored along with us with nary a complaint!

Possibly the #1 praise of the year has been the home ministry of Charley's brother and his family. We are blessed by their baby girl, Kayla, as she and John have gotten to know each other during our visits this year. We've gotten to go on a double date while the grandparents watched the kiddos, shared meals, drywall/construction fun together, and most of all the lives of our children.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Mother of 13..."

Charley and I were watching Katie Couric tonight when this came on...about adoption! I couldn't resist posting the link. Here's a teaser: "Mother of 13 urges adoption..." The couple look so young! And, a lot of their children are... Well, click on the link already, will ya!

Go here for a few Thanksgiving pix. I'll have more from my camera soon. Though, these tell it all!

Catch Up

It's been awhile since my last post. 2 months to be exact. We've been a little bit in town, shuffling of stuff upstairs to make room for drywall in the guest room, Trick or Treats on Main in Wilmore, Thanksgiving, raising Auracauna chicks, taking down the garden and moving the hens in to scratch it up, and more. We joined our local church several Sundays ago and could not be happier with our new church home! That first picture is John with my folks, his Gaga and Papa!

John and Daddy with Shawnee and her little girl, Katie, also from THOGL!

Our little tiger

John and Daddy making funny foil hats

My baby chicken enjoying a new baby chick

Charley's Uncle and Aunt came for a visit!

An update on egg sales is due: we sell out each week! Praise the Lord! Our hens are still laying 2 1/2 dozen eggs/day. It's been said that winter months bring molting and less laying with the loss of light, but we are thankful that our hens are still laying consistently.