Sunday, September 25, 2011


The latest tally:

11 chickens

2 cats

2 goats

1 dog

1 horse 
Yes, as of today, we now have a handsome 17 year old quarter horse named Joe who came to us from a friend who was incredibly gracious to bless us with their very first horse. (They now have several more). Joe is a very gentle gelding and, as you can imagine, Ashley is head-over-heels about him already. Joe is hanging out with the goats and they seem to be getting along so far.

On another note, my 99 ½ year old Grandma Gustie was down to visit this week. She enjoyed meeting all the animals. So good to see her, my aunt, my cousin, and my sister on Friday night.

As of last weekend, we have entered yet another new season. We traded in our mini-van for...a pick up! Now we can "haul stuff".  Can you even imagine?

Life has changed a lot in the three months since we moved from suburbia to a more rural setting.  We feel incredibly blessed to live in this beautiful place and to care for these unique animals.  God always seems to be providing opportunities for us to grow. What new adventure is He inviting you to experience?  Leave a comment...we'd love to hear about it!


stephanie said...

Wow, Ashley looks so grown up with Joe! This is all amazing how your journey is unfolding -it's beautiful to see (and read!) Love to you all x

Brenda said...

There is a season for everything... even horses and trucks! What a blessing and an adventure!

Jim and Annabelle said...

What took you so long? I thought a horse would be your first animal!
Have you sold your motorhome?
Uncle Jim and Aunt Annabelle

Connie Bendickson said...

Hi Uncle Jim and Aunt Annabelle! I guess we added the animals from smallest to biggest :-) Cats, chickens, goats...and finally the horse! Motorhome is still for sale...hopefully soon!