What uncommon things do we want to become common?
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
It started innocently enough. Steele & Samantha found a soft-shell turtle in our river about the size of a quarter so we decided to make a home for it in an aquarium in the boys' room. Then we found another one to keep him company. I think they are related. When we discovered they ate flies, Sterling always kept a fly-swatter at hand swinging constantly. Later, while moving the greenhouse, I caught a gecko hiding between some bricks and then Sterling captured 3 more. A lizard was next, treed by Sierra's dog, Skye at Granny's house. Two more lizards soon followed. Nothing with a green tail is safe around us anymore. Sterling started going to the river with a bucket & a net to see what he can add to his collection. He came back with perch, minnows, bass, shrimp, crawdads, snails & something we have yet to identify. If he goes down there often enough we can open a cajun restaurant. He currently has 1 aquarium, with fish, turtles & crawdads, in which he uses fresh rainwater, & 3 terrariums, one with a Chinese water dragon (purchased at Petsmart), one with 3 fence lizards, who get along great together (if staring at each other all day while crickets crawl all over them is "getting along") & one with 10 river frogs & 4 geckos. Now we are constantly on the lookout for bugs & flies to feed our rainforest zoo. The beauty & uniqueness that God has given each creature is amazing. Sterling says there are more to come!