Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rosie in the Window

 Rosie's favorite seat in the house
 She loves to watch the tiny birds sit in the burning bush right outside the window
 such a pretty girl...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Princess

 Princess Lucinda in the laundry basket....

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Surgery Update

Bill made it thru surgery just fine, due to all the prayers and healing energy beamed his way. They had to amputate a small part of his foot, but were able to remove all of the infected bone and tissue. If he makes it thru the night without any problems from the anesthesia, he may be able to come home tomorrow to begin the  healing process...Thank you to everyone for your prayers and positive thoughts. Love, mare

Prayer Request

Bill goes back into Albany Medical Center this morning for surgery on the infection in his foot. If you have a little time in your day when you can think of us and send out a prayer, i would be so grateful...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Little Veggies

 It hasn't been a good year for vegetables here. Too much rain for the tomatoes in the Spring and i was away and neglected the gardens the whole month of July while Bill was in the hospital. I'm still doing lots of weeding and sorting in all of the gardens.
 But i planted these container garden sized eggplants this year and i will definitely do it again next Spring. We have Chinese white and Petite purple varieties to savor. And that purple eggplant is a twin! Rosie just loved the way they smelled....

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Kiva Sister- Ahida from Georgia

AhidaAhida is 49 years old. She lives in a small village of the Lagodekhi District with her husband and two daughters. Ahida requested loans from local financial institutions several times for a family business start-up, but without any success. Her loan request was rejected because of low income and the family’s poor living conditions.

The only source of income for the family is from their sheep-breeding business. They have 40 sheep and sell lambs locally. It is hardly enough to provide food for the family. According to Credo estimations the family belongs to the subsistence poor category.

Ahida requested a loan from Credo to start-up a family business. Ahida has now been approved for a loan within the framework of the new joint initiative of Kiva and Credo. The start-up loan program envisages provisions of business start-up and re-startup credits with soft conditions to rural poor people, who do not have access to credit products. These rural poor people are regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of their low income. With his credit Ahida will purchase milking cows. After purchasing the cows she will be able to produce dairy products for selling. She will be able to expand her husbandry business and increase the income of the family. The new business initiative, financed with the Kiva start-up loan will significantly improve the living conditions of the family.
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Monday, September 2, 2013

My Stella Bella

Our Stella has been struggling with some health issues lately.
She has had a partially collapsed trachea for some time now, but lately it has worsened, and one night a week or so ago she and i were up all night trying to soothe her breathing passages with Reiki, love and prayers. I brought her to the doctor the next day and he told me that she had developed a significant heart murmur she did not have just this past Spring. Poor Stell was suffering from congestive heart failure.. Dr. White gave me some pills to try and said i would know if they worked within 10 days.
This was Stell when we started the medicine....She was struggling to breathe and was heavy with fluid...
 and this is Stella now!
 She is still very snorkey from her trachea but her breathing is much improved, and her energy level is fantastic! (chew that bone little tiger!)
She's even doing her little pirouette dance at feeding time. Thank Goodness for our vet and for miracles come true. We love you so much Stella!