Friday, May 20, 2005

He Satisfies the Longing Soul

(Bentley Farm flowers from the Christmas Tree Lot)

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
And for his wonderful works to the children of men!
For he satisfieth the longing soul and filleth the hungry with good things.
Psalm 107: 8-9

Deer Fence

We worked on putting up a fence around the garden today. Our neighbor, Hans, told us that it looked like a penitentiary. He said that the judge will tell Dad's clients, "Now either you can go to the Dutchess County jail or Mr. Angell's garden."

But we have to keep the deer away. They destroyed our garden last year.

So, Nathaniel and I got the job of tacking up the wire to the posts (aka tree trunks) that Dad and Isaac had previously installed. Nathaniel and I are good with the book-smarts but it takes us a while to find the most efficient way of stretching fence. We had the tractor in about five different locations before we figured out how to stretch around the corner post. But we did it.

Good-bye deer.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Isaac Graduates from Dutchess Community College

(The entire Angell family, sans Photographer Mom, at Isaac's graduation.)

Isaac graduated today with an A.S. from Dutchess Community College. Isaac surprised us all by excelling at the local community college. He is the most diligent student that I have ever encountered. We have always been in awe of Isaac's mechanical talent - he can fix anything! Book-learning was always harder for Isaac. But Isaac rose to the occassion and is not only graduating from Dutchess but is planning on attending Cornell in the fall to study Animal Science. Ultimately, Isaac would like to become a large animal veterinarian. This has been his dream since he was very small. We are very proud of Isaac for all of his labor and dedication.