Yesterday was an exciting dayOur “family” has grown again, the A team has got another 2 members ! Yesterday we picked Nara and Azam up from a very busy Sea tac. It is a strange feeling waiting to meet two strangers that you are not confident you will recognize….but old Jim Reeves knew what he was talking about when he said a “stranger is just a friend you haven’t yet met”, within moments big smiles were being shared and different cultures and a language, very strange to us just gave us another exciting journey to anticipate and enjoy. Nara does speak English very well and patiently responded to all our attempts to communicate, she is happy to share details about the country she calls home, helping us to picture a country very far away and to describe a culture we know little of. . Azam is Nara’s young brother and we have had a lot of fun trying to work out translations as he is not yet as accomplished as his sister….but we have a deal. I am going to try to use some Arabic and Azam is determined to improve his English. The internet is an amazing tool, all the way from Saudi Arabia, our 2 new friends became acquainted with our ranch. I hope that Nara and Azam will go back to their home with a new understanding of our country and culture and very happy memories. We are confident that our new team members will be a positive force for the next month. Thank you to mom and dad in Saudi, we promise that we will do our best to take care of your children and to send them home safely. Thank you also for encouraging their experience!
Life on the farm continues. Poor Danielle our little doeling has still not recovered from her fall from the tree, hopefully this will teach her that God never intended goats to fly. We have had some positive moments when she has stood up, but those are few and far between The x ray on Tuesday will hopefully confirm no major physical damage and that pulled muscles will recover with rest…we remain hopeful but fear the worst.
Hol-ley the little Dexter calf grows on a daily basis, Derek and Lesley our intrepid and stalwart A team survivors are I think enjoying raising a calf even more than the calf is enjoying them. Hol-ley’s playtime sees Lesley and Derek zinging around the pasture followed by the gambolling calf, shrieks of joy blending with resonating calf moos.These are happy days!!!
Derek and Lesley have taken the day off and are currently on the way to Bremerton to catch the ferry to Seattle, we hope that they have a great day and don’t feel too bad about returning to the ranch. I know we will miss their constant smiles and easy humour.
Well, I’m going to have to do a little studying to make sure that Azam doesn’t go home several pounds lighter than he arrived. I checked out the internet yesterday but smilingly Nara reminded me that the internet is not always a true source of good accurate information….I have a month to learn to be a good hostess and Betty Crocker doesn’t seem to be my inspiration !!!
Take care, keep safe and, once again Carly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!