Lovely had 5 goats in her herd. Now she has 4, but it’s for a good reason … More Lovely’s Goats
Yes, we are all going on little-to-no sleep, but we thought we were pulling it off until the TSA lady called us out. … More “You look like you’re coming off an international flight”
I got home early yesterday morning from a short (productive) project in Haiti! This was Phase 2 of the Gift a Goat program started last year by me and my sister, Helene. We had Dana and John return with us for their second time in Marbial and Chelsey joined us for her first time volunteering … More Better grades for goats
Today is our 4th day in Haiti – we have been training students, treating goats and just loving our time with the community. If goat tackling/wrangling was a sport, we would all get medals! Wait…is it a sport? Someone with electricity should google that for us. 😉 We have thirty-seven new goats in this second … More The dirtiest sport in the world
I just want to thank you all who helped make the first phase of “Gift a Goat” so successful! We currently have 35 female goats in the community being cared for by the students themselves with 32 more goats funded (but not yet purchased). In addition, 10 female goats and 1 male goat (billy goat) were … More THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
The mountain community who received the training from Helene and Dana were surprised to learn that goats needed water daily. The community was really receptive to the training and interacted with many questions over the 4 days. In the end, they learned about basic goat care, first aid, breeding and milking. On the last day … More Goats don’t need water. Right?
Six weeks have gone by since my last post, but since I am still Stateside for recovery, there isn’t too much that seems exciting enough to post 😉 I’ve decided to just share a small variety of photos showing what I have been up too lately – I have a photo display currently showing at Bogarts Bookstore in … More What have I been doing?!
Surgery went well! I can walk around now just fine for about thirty minutes at a time before I need a break. I am not super comfortable on stairs yet, but with PT a couple times a week, they should get easier soon. The projects I am managing for Hydromissions are going well. A rain … More Quick Update on Surgery & Projects
Here is the second update about my recent trip to Haiti: One of my desires is to bring trainers into communities to teach valuable development lessons in areas outside of my field, such as animal health and agriculture. I brought Helene (my sister) to see if it was possible to start a pilot training program … More Open wide little piggy!
Language Blunder #954: “Fruits de mar” has nothing at all to do with fruit in Haiti- it means seafood. Helene and I almost ordered some sort of mango seafood dish thinking it was just a mango fruit cup. Oops! We returned home just after midnight from a successful and exhausting trip into the mountains of … More Fruits de mar