posted Dec 5, 2016, 5:44 PM by Carmina Chapp   [ updated Dec 5, 2016, 5:47 PM ]

So much activity this fall - on and off the farm.  

We had a wonderful visit with Heaven and Simon in September, who took the bus up from Philadelphia to see us. We returned the favor in November for Simon’s 6th birthday pa
rty. He still loves his chocolate cake!

After losing much of our produce to the drought, we decided that we will be building raised beds closer to the house next spring to grow our crops. Our good friend Tim Cloak prepared the upper field for seeding our new pasture for the sheep. 

Many thanks to our friend Ruth for taking care of the animals so
we could take a road trip out to Lincoln to see Larry’s family (and go to the Nebraska-Oregon game - Go Huskers!). We even stopped in at Notre Dame on the way. Love praying at the Grotto. 

Adriana and her Prayer Shawl Ministry from St Theresa’s in Shavertown spent an afternoon with us learning how to turn fleece into yarn. A wonderful day of friends and family. 

Misericordia University keeps sending us wonderful groups of
students to help us out. On October 30, a group came to help process the wool. They washed, picked, and carded fleece from Fern, Ivy, and Missy. It was a great day! On December 4, the swim team came out to do some work on the greenhouse and move huge loads of firewood. Go Cougars!

Our chickens have outgrown their coop, so we built them a new one.  Many thanks to Hank, Tim and Gene for all their help.

Please send us your prayer intentions - they are included in our Morning Prayer everyday.

Blessed Advent to all our friends and family. Come, Lord Jesus!