Time is sure flying by. It’s hard to believe we’ve been here two weeks all ready. It’s been a different and interesting project then we’re worked before. As I mentioned in our previous entry we are working in the agriculture department here at Mercy Ships headquarters.
The first thing that the guys did was move the cattle from one pasture to another. We also moved the hay rings to the new pasture and brought some that needed repair in so they could be repaired. We also made lattice screens for the windows in the chicken house.
Yes, that is ice from the freezing rain. It was a cold couple of days but on Wednesday the weather started to change and by Friday the temps were in the 70’s and we’ve had great weather. That may change this coming week as our 7o’s are supposed to only be in the upper 50’s but I’ll take that to what the people up north are expecting.
The rest of the first week and into the second week they worked cleaning the offices in the agriculture building. After they were through with the office they started cleaning the cobwebs and windows in the barn.
We had eight of these fires and still have more trees to cut and burn this coming week if we get around to it. The last couple of days we checked all of the fence lines, removed any downed tree branches and repaired the fence where necessary. Sometimes it was just a matter of driving by in the Kabota and looking at the fence other times it was necessary to walk the fence line trough the wood and brush. That’s some of the highlights of the work.
One thing that did happen this week was the birth of a new calf. I’ll just show a couple of pictures.
Amazing how fast he was up, eating, and moving around.
As usual we don’t work all the time. On the Wednesday before Valentines day we went to a dinner at the Church of Garden Valley that was a fund raiser for the youth to go on a missions trip. We enjoyed ourselves and had a very good dinner and fellowship.
We had a great time of food and fellowship with some old and new friends.One of the great things about this lifestyle is all the wonderful people we meet.
This coming week is our last week of work here at Mercy Ships. Haven’t decided yet where we will be next but have a couple of options we’re looking at. Hopefully by my next post we will at least have our next move nailed down.
Thanks for all the prayers as we travel. Until next time.