Saturday, March 6, 2010

New additions...

We have added a new addition to our family!!

*brief pause to allow for widened eyes, gasps, and open mouths*

Okay, okay, three new additions.  *collective sigh of relief* They are fuzzy... they are small... and they are cute. But some day they will be our dinner. After they make babies, of course.

Meet "The Dominator," "Tornado," and "Turbo" [in that order]. You can thank Juli for the creative names :]




Yep, guinea pigs! Apparently they taste like rabbit. They are definitely cuter than the thing we ate last week, known as a rock hyrax:

Ugly, ugly thing.

Other new additions to the farm this week: two ducks and a pig.

Today I think we're meeting with some people who are involved with Impact Africa Missions for lunch in Nakuru. I'm honestly not 100% sure what's going to be discussed at this meeting! But we'll be finding out today whether or not Jake and some of the guys are leaving on Monday to do ministry with the Samburu tribe in northern Kenya. They would be gone until Friday. It's likely to happen at some point; we just don't know when.

Jake and Eric went into town yesterday to get a few things. Since it has been raining so much, they got stuck in a huge mud pit. Jake was the lucky one who got to push the car out:

Oh, and for those of you who knew about my foot... it's getting better. Thanks for the prayers! Earlier this week, the bottom of my foot swelled up really bad and was extremely painful. At first I thought I had stepped on something to cause it... but then I remembered that this happened to me once before, back home, a few years ago. I've been soaking it on cool water [closest thing I can get to ice] and trying to take it easy [key word: trying...]; the swelling has gone down a lot and the pain is tolerable. Thanks for praying!!

Short and sweet update... :]


Anonymous said...



...This makes me sad. I know it's necessary, but can't you just eat that ugly creature all the time, 'stead of little fuzzy critters? :-D

Laura said...

I'd prefer that, too... it's just a physiological thing, though, to rather eat ugly things than cute, fuzzy things that happily coo at you. But we can raise a lot more guinea pigs than we can try and catch those wild animals :P

Amander said...

aw, I love GP's!!! Sad that you eat them. But then again, I like cows too and we eat those :)

Erin said...

You're awesome Laura Hawkins. :D