The Lord has been so good to my family this year and I just want to take the time to thank him for his generosity. I have food on my table, a wonderful husband, clothes on my families back, and time to tend to the little piece of ground God gave me. Last week brought a blessing to our barn yard. I came home from work to find the prettiest little spotted lamb you have ever seen. He and his momma are doing just fine and he is as pretty as a picture. Cute, Cute, Cute! Need I say more? He shall remain nameless until next wednesday when he will be named. This is the practice I have used since I started raising sheep. If they can make it until they are two weeks old then they earn a name. Usually by then we are out of the woods when it comes to freaky things. This year all blackface sheep will get a name that starts with the letter "N". I started this the first year we had lambs and now we are on the letter n, thus providing some very interesting names I am sure. The construction on the barn began today. I will post pictures this afternoon once I get home from work. We have also been blessed with a new stray, yes, Emily finally got a lap dog. He is a Chihuahua who has won her heart, which let me say doesn't take much, but he has such a nice personality and he sleeps with her every night. So far, so good. We also have 25 buff orpington chicks which arrived friday and this will allow us to have all the fresh eggs we will need plus extra to sell when spring gets here. I am hoping that my father-in-law will build me a nice little chicken house for these girls in the very near future.