Friday, October 31, 2008


It's 15C and we're splitting wood

Thursday, October 30, 2008


We have 41 jars made, that should be enough.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


The first real snow of the season.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Working on next year's woodpile.

Monday, October 27, 2008


A small fire started in the debris. Karissa made this picture that just captures the moment. Harry is reading the instructions on the extinguisher. Trevor is removing the leaves.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


The farming game is great to learn about borrowing money, you get promissory notes (Marc calls them sorry-notes). But fruit makes you more money then cows, different then real life.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


This will be a 200' sausage

Marc made pictures from the cab of the harvester.

The weather is threatening

Start of the bag for the corn-cob meal.


The Heifers and dry cows go inside for the winter.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Rien put a new route in the robotic scraper to clean a little more. It seems to work.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fish + Laundry

Don't you just love these colourfull sheets?
We had "lekkerbekjes" at the Farmersmarket in St-Jacobs. It wasn't busy.


This is our current background on the computer, fall.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Farm photo

We like the way the farm looks from this angle. I finally could take a good picture with the cows in the foreground.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Picking up logs on the edge of the cornfield.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Preparing for the coming winter. Dry firewood, cut last year goes into the basement.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


We started milking early for at 7.00 AM the hydro would go off. It was quite cool this morning, you can see that the roof and the fields white.

trash or treasure

Yesterday at the sale we aquired a box with "old stuff". It had magazines in it from the 1940's. All for the grand total of $3.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


We took the soybeans off today. The head of the combine is 9 metres wide.

License please

We went to a farm Auction in our neighbourhood. To register for a number you needed to show your drivers license. But not everyone here drives a car. So I heard the office people ask: "license please" and when he said he didn't have one their next question was "name of the horse?"

Friday, October 17, 2008


We went to the Spanish church La Senda Del Amor in Toronto. These people have a church community that is very welcoming and warm. Rien got a hug from the pastor who was installed this evening. They also had great food. This is a lady from Ecuador who had made a recipe from her homeland. Most women were short so I was to tall to see myself in the bathroom mirror.

This was supposed to be the last picture taken yesterday of good beans for the forcast was frost. It was overcast so the beans are still good today.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Some of the trees had the leaves blown off yesterday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Here you see Rien in action on the Conestogo river near Glen Allen

Monday, October 13, 2008

Glen Alen

Going downstream was easy, upstream was hard, specially where we were going in circles where a tree blocked the river.


Last night we likely had the last campfire of the season. The temperature went down to 15C. We are having a beautifull Thanksgiving weekend!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Conestogo river

With the canoe on the Conestogo river, the trees are pretty, the water is gross.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008


The cows are enjoying the sunshine in the pasture.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Keeping warm

Monday, October 6, 2008


Wonder how many of these fall kittens (if any) will survive their first winter

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Olga and Marc making music together.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Every year I take pictures of the same tree when the leaves are colouring

This yellow plant was given to us by Jaap & Hennie in the summer before he passed away. We have to keep it indoors in the winter but it is a joy in the summer. Our friends Jaap & Pauline grow them for the wholesale market.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


The cows are getting their hoofs trimmed today.