Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving.

For those of you who are not familiar with the bare necked chickens that JohnD is breeding... here is a picture of him with one of his little chicks. They are quite cute... and pretty smart too (as chickens go!) He has quite a flock of them now. His hens have figured out that if they lay their eggs in the chicken run... their eggs get nicked! ;) So - they have taken to laying their eggs in the bush where we can't find them!!!

We had the delightful joy of Kim Rieman's hunt this month! She got three lovely trophies in just four hunting days... and Champ quickly figured out that she was his buddy! It was pretty hot, and many a lunch time was spent inside away from the sun and heat. Kim, we just LOVED having you - thank you so much! Thanks for setting it all up Birgit! ;)

Just to make all of you who are not here in Africa, a little jealous....

One of our Nguni cows gave birth to twins!!! :) This little one we named Krieghoff. His "mom" abandoned him in favor of the the older and bigger twin (Rigby!). We have successfully adopted him to one of the new heifers who sadly lost her calf the same night that Krieghoff was born.

Micaela and her friend Bianca celebrated her "birthday" a little early this year with camping out with Ivan and JohnD. The four of them have done this three years in a row now... I guess with all of the changes ahead next year, we don't know if they will be able to do it again!

They went off in "Shrek" for a picnic and a swim.

We are finally getting some much needed rain - gentle, soaking, consistent and wonderfully refreshing. Thank you LORD! The veld is looking amazing, and you can just hear the grass growing!

Happy Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for. We have much to celebrate. We have our Father God, who is faithful. We are thinking of you all, and pray you will have a blessed holiday.