The newest member of the Borders family arrived on July 3, 2008. Michael Jacob arrived after only 6 hours of labor, got to be a first for a first baby. I was expecting a normal 24 hours of labor, being called every name in the dirty name book, screams, shouts, swearing, etc, but things went quickly and Jen never once called me a bad name. After 1 month now, things are going fine and Michael is progressing nicely. The nightly feeding at 12, 2 and 5 are getting a little tiring, but we know that will soon give way to a restful night of sleep, for us too.
Things are going slowly for some of our projects. We want everyone to know that the overall project is comprehensive and will take time to complete, well not really complete because it will be ongoing. The Mini-Sawmill will be operational in a week or two, and then we get the Farmers Association started making organic fertilizer from the sawdust, after we get a pig farm started. Fr. Vic and I have discussed locations for all the future components of the fertilizer process, but have not come to any conclusions yet. The gas station is approved, and now we need to start the process of filling to road level the area where the pumps will go. That will take a while, since we’ve estimated a need of 9000 cubic meters of fill.
With the new baby, I don’t get a chance to add to this blog as often as I should, and I hope that everyone will be patient and keep checking back for additions.