I'm not sure if any of you remember Ben - he worked for us last year when we started the farm. He is coming back to work for us starting on Sunday. Its great to have the extra help, but also more of a financial burden for us. He was pretty desperate, so we couldn't say no - and we really need the extra pair of hands - especially this wet season and the crazy rate at which the weeds and grass grow.
We also have another young boy from another foundation who is going to start to come out regularly for "farm therapy". He has run out of options, so we are happy to provide him with a safe place to learn some skills and work ethic. He is excited to work with the animals - especially the chickens, goats and ducks.
Personally we are still going through a tough season. Rebellious teenagers are always a riot, and adding that to financial, emotional and spiritual stressors makes for a fun mix. But we are staying strong in our faith and strong in the knowledge that we are doing what God wants us to do. At the end of the day, He is all that mattes and we glorify him in all we do.
I have turned into a full farm girl. Dirty day in, day out. I've been cutting grass these past few days up on the tops of the hills and it is a rough job. I'm waiting to see my massive muscles develop. Right now I'm just a sore, broken old woman!
Thank you everyone for your prayers. We love you all and are so excited for how God will use this blessed land.