Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hiking on the Gravel Road

Walking back home from a Tupperware party
the swing at Wallace ville

A strange mushroom in the Poot's lawn

The sun shining through the clouds

Beans, trees and a view

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Flying South

At least some of the trees we planted didn't die

The weather has been a bit cloudy

Everywhere geese are flying in a V formation

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

To Catch the Wind

How do you make a picture of the wind?
blurry leaves...

...or bending alfalfa?

Leaves turning exposing fruit...

...trees bending and a sky with fighting clouds.

The end of a windy day, sun peeking through
on Friday before a rapid temperature change.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Evening at MacGregor Point

The trees are starting to change colour

We must be getting closer, for we see the turbines

On Friday 27C but this day (Saturday) just 12C
and colder in the evening, we put up some tarps
The fire looked warmer in the picture without the flash
but it's hard to see faces

Umbrellas for wind and / or rain
it was spitting a bit

Linda looks good in pictures

Gerty brought very large marshmallows

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Surprise Birthday

Jerry just came through the door and is "wearing" his age
There was some kind of curtain with the number 50

He was really surprised, that doesn't happen often

photography is a family trade


Some of the branches are low from the weight of the apples

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cement, the hard way

Making a wall inside the barn

Wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow


...and dumping

Friday, September 24, 2010


Last Saturday we passed this guy plowing
I was hoping to get a better picture on the way back

apparently he went for a break

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Eve of Sukkot

Last night the Holy Feast of Sukkot started.
I was invited to a meal in a sukka (Booth).
You could see the stars through the roof branches.
It was so fitting after 2 very busy days harvesting corn.

Leviticus 23:
39 " 'So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival to the LORD for seven days; the first day is a day of rest, and the eighth day also is a day of rest. 40 On the first day you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy branches and poplars, and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days. 41 Celebrate this as a festival to the LORD for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Live in booths for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in booths 43 so your descendants will know that I had the Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.' "

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The last few plants through the harvester

The outside silos are filled with corn silage

Again we put plastic and tires on in the evening
Thankful for the harvest

Psalm 85: The Lord will indeed give what is good,
and our land will yield it's harvest

Corn Harvest

Even-though it still looks a bit green
the corn seemed ready for harvest

A warm sunny fall day

There are 4 silos in a row, Rien is packing corn
We put plastic on when the sun was going down
tires were put on by the light of an almost full moon

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wedding 2

There were dutch "gebakjes"

Lieke & Brad
First dance

Our kids were invited after the program

Rien and Koos are trying the Limbo

It is easier for little kids

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wedding 1

Lieke & Sjaak
This is why you hire a photographer
they own way better equipment

Inge was one of the bridesmaids

I like the church banner

Lieke & Brad get a bible
The little boy was done sitting down

I asked this girl if I could take her picture
often tattoos look angry but hers look pretty
and her smile completes the picture

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Camp Shalom Fun Fair

This was a new ride

The animals moved up and down while driving around

The games tent

some kids went for the grab barrel

most prefer prices you can get for "funny money"