Happy Surprise!

One of the goats we gave a widow was apparently pregnant. I suspected she might have been but said ” she just gets a two for one special of it is!” And she did! She was thrilled and we are thrilled for her!

Our Sylvester is getting big – sometimes he looks like he’s pregnant with twins he eats so much! I am driving the workers crazy because I won’t tie him up, they keep coming and telling us that Sylvester is eating ALL the banana trees and ALL the mango trees. He has been eating leaves off the growing trees but he’s not eating the whole tree. I ask them “why didn’t you come and complain when you tied the bulls next to our big banana trees and they ate them down to the ground?” Or “why, when we tried to plant our own garden you tied up your own goats right in the middle and they ate all of our growing vegetables?” (Of course that was blamed on the dogs. I don’t know about you but I have yet to have a dog who eats black eye pea vines or carrot tops!) So when I’ve seen him tied up I untie him. Until he really starts being destructive he’s free to roam. The trees will survive without a few of their leaves, we have so many grown trees anyway.

He thinks he is one of the dogs and it is quite funny that he can be down the property and if I say “Maaaa” he comes running and yelling the whole way. He still wants to come on the house (he doesn’t) and would like it if we would give him a bottle still. He is quite entertaining and his mowhawk is growing. Maybe one day we will find him a wife and try again with the goat project. But this time we’ll do it our way and maybe keep more alive!

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I am a Jesus lover, wife, mother and grandmother. I live in Uganda with two of my best friends and get to experience God's love, grace and mercy everyday. This is my personal blog and posts, pictures and views don’t necessarily represent the views of our organization. They are from our personal experiences as missionaries.

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