Saturday, August 19, 2017

Filling Freezer bags and Jars



slicing beans


making them ready for the freezer


Salsa


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