Friday, February 22, 2008

let the shearing begin

our kiwi friend, warren the goat shearer, told us what to do and we did it. it's not easy and it's nothing close to clean. but adventurous and great fun? absolutely. it took about 3 hours, but we're proud to say that 38 goats are clean shaven and roaming happily around a new zealand farm. we're off... off to pick up our campervan! it's a hotel, kitchen and car all in one. we're saying goodbye to christchurch and headed south to queenstown today. joe's talking crazy bungy jumping, i'm saying he won't do it, because i did, now he probably will. love you all, we love your comments, means a lot.

10 comments:

Jamie and James said...

whatever you do, don't say good bye to christ's church! Joe, I have a picture of you with a giant Moose statue in Toronto. I'd really appreciate one of you with an exotic animal from New Zealand - or if you can hop over to Tazmania, you with a tazmanian devil would be awesome (a real tazmanian devil, not a statue of one).

anjuli paschall said...

i love it! Joe you look good dancing with goats! so fun!
love. S.A.M

shelly said...

wan and joe,
looks like you guys are having fun!! Talked about your camper adventure with Eric, we are both excited about hearing your adventures. He doesn't remember where his family is in NZ, but we are getting some adventures lined up for you in beijing and jordan!!
remember, just BE don't feel like you have to DO!!
much love,
shelly

Corrie said...

I love the billy goats! Bring one home for me, or just a pair of fuzzy opossum nipple warmers will do. I keep thinking with joy of you two shearing them. Glad to get the updates and glad to see you have having fun. You are in our prayers.

Ms Moneyone said...

Who gets the nipple warmers? Pick up some fun postcards for me! Bungy jumping? Joe? No, won't do it. :) But, will he prove us wrong, that is the question....

Ireney said...

You are now pro sheep shearers! Wan, your soooo buff!!! Oh you too Joe! Ha Ha!

Adam said...

Did my wife seriously just say something about nipple warmers? Now I'm really embarrassed. I didn't know you guys were really leaving us to do the Amazing Race. What's next?? Are you going to follow the trails to Mordor? Look out for the hobbits ... they're pesky little suckers.

Anonymous said...

Just joined the journey. Found you in my Spam :-( Thank you so much for sharing and taking us all on your travels with you. Joe, I have pictures of your Dad, Aunt Peg and Mike Mathias bungy jumping. Not that I'm issuing any type of Maertz challenge here... Keep up the sheep shearing and you can come groom our dog. Love, Aunt Debbie

aunt janet said...

aunt janet
love you both -
uncle dale and aunt janet

pandamonium said...

I'm trying to decide if I should save your posts to read so I can read a bunch all at once or stay up-to-date, will you let us know when you have new albums online. I'm also wondering if you prefer posting here or emails directly.
I've loved the pictures, it's absolutely beautiful, keep them coming.