It was in our plan to leave a couple of days early to take a little mini vacation with our family. We had a great time doing the tourist-y things like going to the Dixie Stampede and taking "Old Time" pictures. It was our first time to travel to Branson as a family, so we really had a great time.
By the time we got back home, we still didn't have water, but the animals were alive and well, thanks to Derrick and Tyler working a bit harder than they normally have to, hauling water in from a well a mile west of the farm and heating water on the stovetop to warm the zebras bottles. We are so thankful for the moisture, a way to continue to get the animals water despite none coming from the hydrants, a couple of college guys who we could trust to care for the animals, a fun and safe getaway, and time with new friends. Now, bring on spring!