Happy Birthday Jacob!

How great to be a 7 year old boy! I would like to wish Jacob a very happy birthday today. Jacob is a happy guy who loves the Lord and loves farm life.

As many of you know Chris bought Abby some ducks for her birthday. Well, if you missed hearing about it let me just conclude that the ducks have a new home. We don't know where... they only stuck around for a few hours and then ran off looking for greener pastures. Had I known they were going to do that I would have simply chopped off their heads and landed them a home in the deep freeze to await pekin duck dinner after church on Sundays for the next month. Well, Jacob requested some new ducks for his birthday. He asked for baby ducks that would learn to like us and not run away. Chris went back to the duck farm in search of baby ducks for Jacob. (He was also on the look out for the last 4 we bought. Chris theorizes these were homing ducks that promptly returned to the farm and were sold to the next sucker that came along in a duck running scam)! He didn't exactly come home with baby ducks. We think these are more like teen-aged ducks. (Lets hope they have more brains). But we think they are rather cute. Jacob chose the brown one for himself and distributed the rest amongst the siblings. Jacob named his Brownie. Gabriel's is Mac (smallest white duck- tries to bite everyone). Abby and Martha's are the other white ones: Quacker and Flower. I named Isaac's Duncan (small black and white- always dunking his head in the water bucket) and Chris named Levi's: George. (Don't ask). We have managed not to lose the goats yet. (Lucy made several escapes on 4th of July). Chris has outfitted them with some new toys from the "junk free for the taking" stash at work. Goats love to climb things and they also don't like to get their feet wet. After Hurricane Dennis it is good to stay dry and get a good view of the landscape from atop a spool. I'm assuming she is not up there plotting her next escape attempt!

Blessings to all from the Marchios!