Friday, December 14, 2012

This morning I PRAYED.

This morning I got down on my knees and PRAYED. I prayed with all my being. I prayed that that a friend of mine would get something she desperately wants. It is something that I want too, but I told God that I want this so bad for her, I am willing to not get what I want right now in order for her to get what she wants. I know God doesn't bargain, he has a plan for each and every one of us. HE is in charge. I can feel the power of my friends desire and think maybe just maybe if I help forward or express that desire to God - things will happen! Maybe.
It is funny how the Lord works though, you just never know the things He can make happen. The more I learn about Him and His word, the more I desire to know, the more I desire to know Him the more I see Him working in my everyday life. The more that I want to follow the path He has for me, the more His path reveals itself to me. It is truly AMAZING.
I know, I know - what does this have to do with our bison farm? Well Mike and I have been working on getting our fences. If you have ever priced fence, you know that it is expensive. Not figure that we are fencing approx 15 acres with high tensile and at least 6 foot out of the ground posts (2 feet in and 6 out)... you get the picture. PRICEY.
Last night Mike's Dad, Tom, called to let us know there was an auction today around Lapel and they were advertising 5 inch 8 foot non tapered posts. EXACTLY what we needed for our fence!!!! Mike went up today and we have purchased 180 posts. Brand new. At half the cost of Tractor Supply.

Connect the dots. I pray to God for someone else. I pray for someone else to get what I want.

I am one step closer to becoming a real bison farmer today. No, you don't always get what you want, but you get what you need. Happy Friday!!!! Until next time.

Ps. Feel free to pray for my friend.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Long Overdue

We have been working hard the last five months to get thing finished up with the house, cleaned up in the barns and ready for the next steps in, making out little dream a reality. At the end of September we were approached by the gentleman who we bought the farm from. He let us know there had been an offer made on the remaining 15 acres of the original farm. Needless to say we ended up purchasing that acrage. We are now the proud owners of just over 38 acres of land. This is good because it will be a long while before we will need to expand again. However, if you know Mike and I, you know that we do not like debt. Buying the additional land has slightly pushed back our fence purchase and therefore our bison herd. We are still working diligently to try to make it happen next year (2013) however we remain committed to startong our business in a way that doesn't put a strain on us for years to come. In the mean time we have acquired some beautiful Rhode Island Red hens that, in about a months time, will start to give us brown eggs! Here qre some recent pictures from around the farm: