Friday, January 31, 2014

Family Bonding part 3

 
continually the snow is blowing around
 
 
making this big snowbank even higher
 
 
we can walk over the snow to our trouble area
 
 
 
even the lower area is above the gates
 
 
you can see the snow blowing in this corner
behind the board where the blower intakes are,
 it is filled with snow
 
 
That is why the tubes have snow in them
here we are vacuuming the snow out of the Isocells
we had to empty the shop vac 5 or 6 times
we worked together in the cold
these times we call: family bonding
 
 
 
we are trying now to put Agril cloth around the intake
hopefully that works


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Classifier

We had the classifier This cow has 88 points


we do this every half year or so

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snowbanks around the barn

 Marc has gone regularly to his job on his snowmobile
 
 some days it is almost to cold
 
 
the wind has changed a bit,
so there are now banks on the other side of the barn too
 
 
not much on the back
 
 
But the south side has still grown a bit higher
 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sun Dog

 
A sun dog, see the rainbow-like reflections on both sides of the sun


 
 


Monday, January 27, 2014

Another Snow Day

These pictures are from Saturday, but it looks about the same today




There is quite a bit of snow in the shed




and high snowbanks in the back


 
don't need this equipment for a while yet
 
 
there are much higher snow banks behind these
 
 
we need to blow before we can get out
 

 
not only machinery gets covered by powder snow

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Trouble with powder snow

video

Here is a video for you to see the snow beside the barn

The powder snow gets into the inlet for air
so snow gets into the air tubes and they come down a bit, opening the barn
not a good idea when it is this cold.
Rien vacuumed most of the snow out of the tubes, that was a great idea.
now we protected the inlet a bit and hope for the best.

Will guests come to eat the Cake?

 
these are the bottoms
 
 
filled with whip cream / cream cheese
 
 
wild berries or cherries on top
 
 
and 1 with strawberries / blueberry glaze
 
 
This is the view from the front door
 
 
 
and the back window
 
still blowing and drifting

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Barn is smoking


 
It is cold and foggy in the barn
 
 
when the doors open
 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Frozen Milkfeeder

There was no water by the calf feeder so we had to feed te calves manually. I did 1 at the time I the feeder, Rien in the group. That way all the other calves were around him begging for attention



Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ready for the Trails

Marc went with Tyler, William and Jan Harm on the trails direction Greenbush





Monday, January 20, 2014

Last Dutch post for a while


 
my mom got lots of bulbs for her birthday
starting Spring indoors
 

 
we like the Dutch stile of beds
Canadian beds are often high and not really one part
 

 
a Lego Christmas village, complete with downhill ski
 

 
for Arie's 50th
when you turn 50 you "see Abraham"
 
 
A view that I love
This is a picture of De Lier
 

 
 

Random People

 
Nick loves to do card tricks
 

 
Tim missed my mom's birthday due to soccer camp
 

 
Annemie is making a quilt from Dutch handkerchiefs
 

 
3 sisters

 
celebrating Arie's 50th

 
 
Henk & Jose