May 25th A day of work in the therapy garden WEEDING, LOTS OF IT! we have roses, pretty ones Stephen’s house, the heated floors going in re-waterproofing and insulating the basement it all had to be dug out, so there are piles of dirt all […]

Team from Chernigov/California MAY 18 – 21 They were a great group to work with and a blessing in so many ways. Phyllis and I have been trying to connect with Justin and his family as they have been working in CA to help others […]

MAY 16th the day begins with no water & electricity, so we paid a neighbor to use his well with a pump & filled up  the 1000 liter tank for cement work in the house  a finishing layer on the houseparent quarters was poured A […]

It’s been a few days, we’ve been busy May 15th prepping the floor for the heating tubes smoothing & finishing the walls inside & out

It was a short week of work as the previous weekend was another  4 day holiday celebration.  Got a  lot done Thursday and Friday.  This is one purchase we made, as it has arrived.  This is the firebox for the fireplace in the main hall […]

These are from MAY 5th day number 5 without water out in Darivka When building things get a bit complicated without water available so we did something about it. We bought a 1000 liter tank and started filling it the moment the water came back on. […]

NAOMI’s HOME here’s the plan we are using as our template design MANY THANKS to DOUGLAS for his hard work on these!!! house floor plan west elevation – Main entry east elevation – Garden entry south elevation – garage and kitchen north elevation classroom/physical therapy […]

Okay, so these little guys are populus around here, but for me,  I’ve not been around them much and I think they are so cute. This little hedgehog was at Stephen’s house, he got stuck in one of the wells on the property made for […]

Day three without water in Darivka and it’s hot, hot hot! As cement mixing requires water, Maxim & our security guard, Valery,  did some hauling from the river and filled our cars back end with a few water barrels.