Sunday, June 19, 2011

Watch out for Deer!

Yes it's that time of the year again and the babies are being born. I wish I had my camera with me yesterday because as we were driving down the street a deer crossed the road and a few feet behind her came a little fawn with it's spots, still damp from being born and wobbly on it's legs. The mother had jumped a 4 foot fence and was waiting for it to catch up which seemed unlikely. She was looking healthy though her hind quarters were still wet. Amazing to see them just get up and get on with living so soon after birthing. I'll see if I can get a picture of them sometime and post it because they really were a lovely pair. Here's a pic of what a newborn looks like.

So watch out when you're driving around...just because one deer crosses the road doesn't mean there isn't another one just waiting in the wings to cross and give you a fright as you slam on the brakes! Here in Qualicum Beach and many other places there are signs that say "Expect deer on our roads" and they mean it. Day or night, the deer are out. So pay attention.

We're having roast pork for dinner (gotta use up more pork!) with new potatoes, carrots, peas and maybe gravy too. I have a feeling we're going to be getting creative with the pork so I'll keep you posted.

It's dry today so the kids are outside playing and/or playing video games. The dog is wandering around contemplating where to best bury some of her bones. And the goat has gone to stud for a week or so. So it's pretty quiet. Stephen has gone off to Nanaimo again to help finish Nicole and John's bus before they hit the road this week. They must be so excited!

As for us, well things are happening to get us ready. We still don't have a ton of money saved up but we did get all the prime coats on of the cream colour now and will be working on the blue tonight. We've decided that maybe the best way to get a trailer suitable for moving is to modify the Prowler we've already got. We could simply (well it's not simple actually) extend the back to add 4 or 5 feet, remove everything from the inside such as cabinets, the broken fridge etc. and leave a big open space for storage. It doesn't give us much room as we'd like but it does save our budget from having to pay for a new frame and more plywood. Which is money we don't have right now. We'll manage I'm sure. The boys will have to move into tents while we rip it apart I guess and they say that's ok but I'm wondering...where do they think they're going to plug in their TV and PS3? But we'll manage, no worries!

We've been praying for a place to live in Greenwood NS area and hopefully something will happen soon in that regard. We know the Lord works on his own time frame so we just have to be patient...but it's so hard. I know it's a test of faith. So I'm trying really hard to not let it bother me.

On the bright side Steve is going to write his red seal for appliance service technician soon and possibly electrician so he'll have a much easier time finding work once we move. I'm sure we'll figure it all out. One more piece of our puzzle to put in place. I think it's time we made a list of all the pieces and made a checklist so we can keep track of where we're headed because right now it's just too much to think about.

Ok, I'm off now. Hope you all had a lovely fathers day. We had fun with Steve and had a nice dinner and fairly relaxing day all things considered.

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