Sunday, October 31, 2010

4H William

William is the winner of the novice award

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Trying to make Challah for the first time
Making six strands

I actually "googled" a braiding teaching video

Friday, October 29, 2010


At Stephen's church there were prayer quilts
you could pray for the people who were getting the quilts
then you could make a knot to tie the quilts

this one was for the baby being baptized that morning

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Walk around Holland MI

This is where Olga studies
Western Theological Seminary

The school seen from the 6th floor of the library

The trees in Holland are still beautiful

There is a train and you can hear it during the night
several times!

Important point of (student) interest
Froggys; burgers, dogs and fries

There are 150 churches in Holland

This actually looks like Holland the Netherlands

The windmill

and the ducks

They have nice metal statues around the city

Student housing an intentional community
good place to live

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rain / Wind

First rain with sun
so there was a rainbow

Tonight lots of wind
and a power outage

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A joyful sound

Marijke brought some instruments

Saturday evening we got together at Olga's place

We sang (worship) songs
I only took pictures when we were deciding on the next song
It was a great time

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hall of Fame

Marc and I visited with Olga
We looked at the Western Hall of Fame

The guy in the middle looks familiar

Election Day

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oma's Cookies

In the Guelph Dutch store I found "Kristal Bloem"
an important ingredient for...

oma's Cookies
Rien's grandmother used to make them

Saturday, October 23, 2010

First Snow

A few more pictures from Friday morning after the sun came up

Rien is wearing his winter coat

The Heifers and Dry cows were still fine
They have hay and a few hours later the grass had re-appeared

Marc off to school

Friday, October 22, 2010


Last night after our Les Amis meeting

It was snowing

This morning the fields are white

Thursday, October 21, 2010


A birthday gift, looking good!


In this theater we saw the play "Joseph" a week ago
It was incredible

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fresh Gravel

We have fresh gravel on all sides

It doesn't make the driving easier right away

These kind of truck I never saw in the Netherlands

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Back to School

Olga went back to Michigan this afternoon
She had 2 days of Fall Break

Monday, October 18, 2010

Watkins Glenn and Letchworth State Park

Gwen and I went to Watkins Glenn, a very deep gorge

There are 19 waterfalls

It was a place you have to experience by walking in the gorge
behind some falls and climbing out of it

The next stop, Letchworth State Park
At the lower falls walking far enough you could see
a double rainbow when you looked back

The highest falls with the railroad bridge

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Driving in Lancaster County

We had pretzels freshly baked
This is our driver, we were the only people taking a tour
from 4 hotels

JD without tires
The tractors are used around the farm for power
In the field it's horses

A phone booth

The church wagon, holding the benches
it travels from house to house, where the next meeting is

All the roads were paved, most houses were close to the roads
no ditches, the roads were curving a lot

Next morning sun again, laundry on the lines
some had their laundry line hooked up to a hydro pole

Tobacco hanging in the barn
It looks like 2 quilted pillow cases on the laundry line

Tobacco Field rest product

We only saw one open buggy, all the others were closed and coloured gray

Just before leaving the country site we saw this guy in the field, only one day after the rain