Monday, February 28, 2011

Yom Ha Kippurim Teaching

The Fast

Followed (should be after 25 hours) by Break-Fast

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Silent Auction and Diner

Nice items for the silent Auction

Lots of things to bid on

Interesting colour coleslaw
But the taste was very good!

We were hanging out with the Dekker family

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Djembe Close-Up

Just a close-up look at Marc's Djembe
He took it to drum lessons yesterday
and to Junior youth this weekend
to make a "Joyful noise unto the Lord"

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ice Dam

In the river was an Ice Dam
but it was hard to take a good picture

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Last week we had a Valentine brunch
with beautiful decorations

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sun / Wind / Snow

This picture is from the weekend
It was quite stormy

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yom Teruah Teaching

Also called Rosh-Hashana
The new year
The day of Shofar sounds

Apples and honey

and a slippery drive back home

Monday, February 21, 2011


We went to St-Jacobs to buy a Djembe for Marc

It was snowing quite a bit

The last few kilometers were the worst

Sunday, February 20, 2011

+7 on Friday

The forecast was for a dreary day
I'm glad they were wrong

The snow was melting fast

Rien cleaned out the calving pens

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy Birthday

We have a teenager in the house


Not sharing his birthday treat

Friday, February 18, 2011


Just for fun, see how high it goes

Almost done

It's amazing how much more light we have in the barn
especially when it's dark outside

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Snow Removal

Often between periods of snow
they clean parking lots & streets with Trucks and Loaders

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


On Sunday evening our teaching was about Pentecost
(Pinksteren in Dutch)
We had very delicious "blitzes"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Olga & Stephen

Taking a picture in front of some local art

We went for pancakes in North Holland on Saturday morning

Monday, February 14, 2011

Walk around Holland

Hope College
Walking around the block in the morning
the "golden hour" for photography

Western where Olga and Stephen attend

lots of snow still from the storm a week ago

Friendship House looking like a painting

downtown there is no snow on the sidewalk
they have heated side-walks

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Visit Olga

I went to visit Olga
The highest snowbanks were still at the 23 close to Lucan

We went grocery shopping and bought Brussels sprouts
We used to grow 25 acre in the Netherlands
but we never sold them looking this fancy

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fog in the Barn

It's cold and when you open the barn doors a dense fog rolls in

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Light in the Barn

Drilling holes

and putting up the plastic ceiling

It's already very bright

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter Sun

We've had a lot of sun lately and I love it!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ceiling Work

They started working on the ceiling in the barn
It got quite dark over the years

Monday, February 7, 2011

First Feast: Passover

I'm taking a course on the biblical Feasts
The first one is Passover

Joelle is the teacher

She's a great cook, she made matzoball soup

she makes BIG balls

wine and unleavened bread
the bread looks pierced, bruised and striped
a beautiful visual aid