can you believe it? we got our horse a pet.
what kind of people get their horse a pet? city people trying to be country people.
we thought he was lonely so we decided to get him a pet. Mom thought we should buy him a little pig.
the people with horses to sell , said get him another horse. other people said get him a goat.
well here is the horse’s pet. his name is Whiskey.
I am really behind on blogs. even though not much time has passed since the last post, alot has happened. alot always happens here.
but we have been having computer troubles. we have a small heap of dead computers. each time we hooked up a new one, it died too. so eli decided to try to bring some of them back from the dead by turning them into linux machines.
problem is my blog program only runs on windows.
we have been hunting for another way to blog. hence the new look, and the new host.
i’ll have to go back in time to catch up. but i’ll start from the most recent exitement , which would be yesterday.
On Motzei Shabbos, we went to a melave malka in Beit Shean at a Breslover Chossid’s house.
and what did they have tied outside their city home?
it belonged to their 14 year old son, and was driving the neighbors crazy with “hee haw” all the time.
so we kindly offered to take it off their hands if they would deliver it to us free of charge.
they could not find transportation, so they boy said he would ride it over.
i really did not expect him to come, becasue it was rainy yesterday, and he’s a teenager, creatures notorious for changing their mind.
but since Eli was working, and all kids were home for channuka vacation, i figured, dovid really needs to do something with his hands before he uses his energy to turn into Ninjago, with his siblings as the enemies.
so we built a donkey pen out of pallets.
it was my very first construction job, so please excuse any imperfections. i used the drill and the jigsaw with instructions and some help from Dovid, and some phone consultations from Eli.
the one thing i could not do, was get the battery out to charge it when it died midway through the job.
so Eli actually came home from work for a minute to get the battery out and plug it in.
Dovid is so special. when i was trying to drill, the screws would just NOT go in, initially. but then they started working. Dovid told me after that he asked hashem, to please help his mommy to make the drill work. and then it did!
see G-d always answers the prayers of children, no matter how small the request.
In order to build the pen, we had to move the hay pile. we put it in a metal container, and i gave the kids the fun job of jumping on it, so flatten down the hay and make room for more.
then to our surprise the boy actually did show up, just before dark. through the rain, to deliver the donkey!
good thing we had the pen ready.
it took him an hour on a trotting donkey to get here.
(see maayan’s happy donkey dance?)
the kids really like their new pet.
and so does the horse. here they are at their first meeting.
and this pleasant scene this morning. instead of the horse pacing anxiously the way he usually does in the morning, he was quitely getting to know his new friend.
remember last post , i said we tried to get a donkey and it did not work out, but maybe next week?
seems to be a theme that when i say that, Hashem makes it happen.
this week we have a donkey,
so what’s my wish for next week?
that my family falls in love with a place in Israel, and moves here at least part of the year.
we showed them a nice farm for sale, but it was too expensive and they were uninspired.
so maybe next week!