I love lists. I love making lists. I love checking things off lists when done. I may even be known to write something on a list that was already done just to cross it off. 😉

EXCEPT when that list gets a bit too long. Like 6 pages. I think thats my limit at this point. 6 pages. Of TO DO, to build, to fix, to buy, to plan, to move, to plant. 3 months out, 6 months out, 9 months, one year, 2 years, 5 YEARS!!

I love driving into Bonne Terre, getting under the mango trees and then breathing. For 5 minutes. Then its all about “whats next, whats to do.”

I am always in a mindset of how can we do this better, what can we add to the farm tree, plant, animal that will make it better. Can I make our systems better? More efficient? Where can I find free rice husks?!? The planting schedule is so exciting to plan out, timing, spacing, weather, amounts, etc makes it a complex but awesome time of organizing and brainstorming.

Right now the major things are our gazebo, security house, moving our  nursery area, lights into our buildings, transplant to free up construction space, painting, build indoor kitchen and all the details that come with that. Those are the #1’s. The #2´s are on the next pages. So many details and moving parts to get things accomplished. Money is always the #2 after the vision comes, then when you’re blessed witht the funding the details and coordination it takes to get it done in a 3rd world country can be a challenge. Sometimes a good challenge (teaching me patience) sometimes not so much…….

But its all worth it to see how much is growing and thriving on Bonne Terre. We’ll be taking the time to look back in August as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Looking at where we started and where we are now.



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Jen Wride
Bonne Terre Haiti

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