We have been in our house for over a year, still love it, still have a wreck in the basement...
It has been a tough day today. We had to put Princess down, our first horse that we have ever had as a family. She has had problems with her foot and leg, lost a lot of muscle mass and began to really appear unhappy and in pain despite treatment. The kids have had a major learning experience today. They were there with Princess when she died. They cried, talked about it, cried some more and I think we will get through it easier than when we had to put Blacky the cat to sleep.
Our household now consists of a Husband, a Dog, Two kids, Three cats, and Three horses. We have worked on the land to make it better for the animals. We have to put a barn up. We have a lot of landscaping to do. We started a great garden and then the grass took over...next year we will definitely do things different for the garden, but it has been fun starting it. Just a disappointment that we have not gotten any veggies out of it.
We have had lots of blueberries, the apple trees are coming along great, the peaches and pears are almost ready to pick. Love to eat of the land. Just need to work on it more next year.
We are excitedly looking forward to our Maine, Family Camp at the end of the month.
We have a young man named Todd coming to stay for the time we are gone. He has worked with horses for a long time and I work with him. He came over earlier this week and is comfortable with the animals. He will be coming over again on Tuesday to ride and work with the horses again. We thank God for him. He is a Christian as well and we feel blessed to have him coming.
Jim has a new job-- second or third this year due to the economy. This one came from God..after I got Rosie and Princess, we started getting grain at Davis Feed. One afternoon, Jim went over after the store had closed and the owner came over to get him what he needed. While there, they started talking, he offered Jim a job on the spot. It has been a blessing. We are just about paid off of all of our Credit card debt and will not get into it again! By the end of the summer, we will be free of these chains. This job is flexible, he is able to be home when I need him home. He is delivering water and grain and anything else that they need. He enjoys it. He is working for a Christian business...it is wonderful!
Well, enough for now.
I am going to try and keep this journal more regularly as the kids change so fast and I want to keep up with their challenges and journey.