Saturday, August 19, 2017

Filling Freezer bags and Jars

slicing beans

making them ready for the freezer


add spices, actually a bit to much
didn't adjust the amount of hot pepper using dry instead of freah
very spicey

but the taste is still good

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Watermelon Days at Dike

Elijah has this intense look

start of the parade

kids could drive in these carts before and after the parade

some floats were class reunion floats

Elijah loves tractors

and Iowa is a good place for that

after the parade, watermelon

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Life at the Shaffers

Play Time

Sidecar Cedar Falls

we went outside a few minutes before the parents
looking at construction on the other side of the road

there is also constuction at the church

most of the windows in the tower 
still have to be done
There is a big difference in clarity, the side windows 
used to look as cloudy

this one still has to be done

Out with the old furniture

making room for new

Konken Park slide

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stout Iowa

Spending quality time with Elijah
going through John Deer Flyers

went to a game of softball

picked (and ate) lots of yellow tomatoes

had fun

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Prince Conference centre Meeting

I arrived on Sunday evening
listened to a lecture by Dwight Pryor

went for a walk around the Prince Conference centre 
and was totally amazed by the absence of mosquitoes (likely sprayed) 

The hotel part is bottom left

Meeting starts with prayer

We worked hard

had a very yummy meal

worked again hard
 and now our efforts are in the hands
 of those who will make it ready for use
 by Classis' come September

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Elora and surroundings

a panorama picture may not be best for blogger
but my other pictures are on the computer at home
but it worked well for Facebook

Nel and I went by a buggy bridge

bought some tractor shirts for Elijah

In the meantime our boots were drying out at home

Monday, August 7, 2017

Getting wet hiking

a few girls that had wanted to go for a while 
finally could make it, so we went 

we climbed some stiles

followed through fields

stopped at a lookout with a dry picnic table 

but the weather deteriorated, half way between the cars

might as well keep going

first we just got wet

but it rained way more so we got soaked 
but we are still smiling! 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Shower and visit

a shower for Sam

Angie took her daughter along

and I got to hold her

next day we went for a visit

Angie and Emily
she is amazingly strong already

a difficult week in the barn

we have seen the Lely technician way to many times

We had to stop baling prematurely

things went wrong inside the baler and a chain broke