Monday, April 6, 2009

Where is spring?

Hello everyone!
Wow, what a week! It hasn't been overly crazy, but just normal life can be crazy here. :) We had another foster girl for the weekend which went very well. I want to thank all those who prayed for it to go well.....'cause it did! :) We worked on our garage and got her all finished up. It is really nice, finally finished after all these years! Oh what that wonderful garage has gone through! When we were building our house we lived in the garage during the months of September, October and November. We ate/lived in the garage, slept in the camper in our driveway and did dishes in the driveway (even in November when there was frost on the ground and frost on forgotten dishes from the previous evening :)). So anyway, just a few short/sweet memories! :)
Here are the pictures of us working!
Elizabeth painting!!!
Me cutting....a special paint term....lol!
Ben.....quite the masterpiece, huh? :)
and......the professional! :)
Our addition....a total of 4 freezers right outside our door!!!

Yesterday it was rainy (yes, adding water to our high water table!!! :)) but we heard it was supposed to get cold during the night and we were on a winter storm warning. It's April 6 for goodness sakes, isn't spring supposed to be here yet? We didn't worry about it, hoping it would go around us. This morning at 3:50, Abigail and I woke up to find about 8 inches of snow on the ground and the electricity out. We got up then and looked around for flashlights for a while. We found one tiny little 14 LED flashlight and a kerosene lamp. Everything else was dead or broken. We headed out into the snowy, blowy, cold, early morning to start chores. Abigail came so she could put her horses in but did her chores while she was out there. I milked 15 of the16 (Abigail did one) goats by hand but didn't attempt the cow since she HATES being milked by hand. Abigail came back in and went back to bed. I came in, took care of the milk and went and laid down on the couch. We went into town and bought a nice new generator. Then we came home and I milked poor Vi (this was about 1:30) and feed kids. The electricity came back on around 6:30 p.m. We still have the cold temps and snow tho. :) I didn't get around to taking pictures even though it was just beautiful! The snow was sticking to everything like crazy because it was so wet. :)

Oh, one little announcement....Mindie kidded with a single doe kid so we are all done kidding! No more kidding posts everyone! Aren't you excited! :)

Well, that's the biggest news around here. Have a good evening!

In Christ,
~Bethany~

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on winning the Photography Contest on "Beside Quiet Waters"!! Your picture was great! :)

Regan Family Farm said...

Good for you Bethany...persevering in this weather (and no electricity) to get all those chores done!
Love, Mrs. Regan

Sarah Grace said...

Congradulations on winning Lauren Anne's Photo Contest!

Jenna said...

I'm glad that everything went well with the foster girl!

Oh, I remember several years ago when you were still "in the garage"!! You've got a beautiful home now:) Yeah on finishing the project!!!

Your friend,
Jenna