Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sledding vs Walking

I tried to walk around the William's farm but the snow was deep.
Lots of snowmobiles come by on the trail

Friday, January 30, 2009

Feed truck Friends

Marc likes to go out to talk to John
Cleaning up after the snow

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Rien went to visit his dad, snow covered the roads all the way to Toronto. Here it is falling on our garden.
Lee is doing the relief milking

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Curling practise

Marc was trying to slide far. In a real game you have to let go of the rock before the line he is approaching.
busy sweeping

80% sold out

we are registered to go

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Home Baking

After aqua fit we enjoy the muffins here


Rien turned 51 on Sunday. The weater has been good sun and cool.
I usually bake these kind of cakes for birthdays

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Home for the weekend

Making music together

Olga tells me it is a good idea to close the door before turning on the wipers.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


My interview questions came from Jozien (her blog is The name of her blog is: Keeper of wild places. Jozien lives in the Yukon, but she used to live in the Netherlands. She is Rien's cousin, and used to be my classmate and friend growing up. We started connecting again through blogging. She makes beautiful pictures and gives us a glimpse of life in the north.

One of the wonderful things about the blogsphere is the way networks and interconnections form spontaneously. To help us all to get to know one another, bloggers have been interviewing one another. My interview follows; then it is my turn to interview any other bloggers who would like to be interviewed by me :)
Let me know if you would like to be interviewed by me; the rules are at the bottom of this post.
The questions will be unique for each interview.

Q#1. What brings a smile to your face?
Answer: Living with Rien, he makes me laugh.

Q#2. Raising children - what is important to you?

Olga & Anja – Sea of Galilee
Olga is a great girl. She has a living faith, and is
confident and dependable.
Marc is sociable, interested in other people, and loves to help.
He puts his faith into practise.
Q#3. What do you like about the spot where you are blogging most often?
Answer: I like the backgrounds we put on the computer.
This is my favourite.

Q#4. What is normal in your life now, but you never heard of when growing up,(besides computers)?
Answer: We sometimes had snow in the Netherlands, but I had never heard about flurries or squalls.
Q#5. What is your favourite 'wild place' or experience?
Answer: Algonquin

Here are the instructions if you wish to be interviewed by me:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me".
2. I will respond by e-mailing you five questions (I get to pick the questions)
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
I will post a list of those who have agreed to an interview so everyone can follow along. Now it's my turn to interview any other bloggers who would like to be interviewed by me. :-) I'm going to keep a list up here of the names and blogs of every brave soul who volunteers, so we all can follow along. Please check out their blogs to see the wonderful things they have created!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Last Monday was supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. To be honest, I understand that concept when it is cloudy, cold and windy. But days like Tuesday, when it was bright and sunny sure help to lift our spirits.
Marc's trail going to school on Monday

Same trail on Tuesday with sun and blue sky

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


A lot of pigeons call our farm home
I let them out it's a beautiful crisp winter day

They clean up the spilled feed but we would like to have less of them

Monday, January 19, 2009


We are blessed in our area. The townships do a great job trying to keep the roads clean.

Rien has seen a big white owl a few times but it disappears when we get the camera. So we get some easier to capture chickadees on the blog


Jean looks great with a hat, makes me think of the dutch queen.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pumpkin Diner

The four of us have had a pumpkin competition for many years whoever grows the smallest pumpkin takes the others out for diner sometime before the next growing season.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

House Heating

Early morning the wind got stronger through the day
The fire wood is going fast, only 2 rows left

Friday, January 16, 2009

Soup of the day

It's cold and windy a perfect day for pea soup.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Smoking Chimneys

The cold makes it foggy inside the barn, when Rien opened the door the chimneys "smoked" a lot

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Winter coat

It's cold -25C this morning. Even the calves have coats on.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Conestogo river

Close to the twin bridges, it looks pretty here.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cleaning results

Every January I try to clean the kitchen cupboards, everything fits again!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Coffee cluster Fun

one cool looking hair-do
Peter had this funky hat, we all tried it on

picture for Grandpa's family

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Snow was falling quietly, hard to capture on picture

Not to much snow yet, but the groomer came by

Thursday, January 8, 2009

off the lane

We passed this truck on the way home from the dentist.