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 bet if I looked back at all my blog posts, a high percentage would start out with some variation of “sorry it has taken me so long to write…” 🙂 I did not intend to be Stateside so long after the holidays, but our project to Haiti, originally slated for January, was postponed to … More I should be in Haiti right now, but I’m in chilly NJ!
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
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?
I am heading back to Haiti with a small team (Helene, Dana & John) to launch Phase 1 of the “Gift a Goat” program! With your partnership in funding, we were able to raise enough money for 67 goats!!! We will not get all the goats during this first phase, but plan to start out … More 4 packs instead of just 1
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
We are home from Panama! Pictured above are Eric, Pat, Me, Brittany & Jessica after we landed in Newark (Jimmie & Don landed in different airports) The project was challenging, but we learned a lot and I really enjoyed working with the students. I plan to share more photos soon, but I am leaving for … More T-Minus 30 Hours