Monday, October 31, 2011

Holstein Banquet

We had to be early

Because Henriette was the chair person

We picked up our entry in the photo contest
but missed the phone call from the real people

The food was very good but the program is a tat long

The gift that they always give to a Master Breeder is...
...a cane
wonder what that is communicating about the Dairy industry

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Olga, Stephen & the WTS connection

 Friday evening Olga & Stephen got engaged

 In the garden of Dr.Tim Brown 
where they saw each other for the first time
August last year

and this is Stephen's senior pastor
Olga & Stephen have asked Rev. Josh Van Leeuwen 
to officiate at their wedding

amazingly this WTS pamphlet
was in our church mailboxes this morning

Saturday, October 29, 2011

visiting Woodpecker

We seem to have more variety in visiting birds again

 The bird feeders had peanuts in for a while already

The woodpecker has to work to get to them

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lasting Fall Colours

 We still have beautiful Fall colours

 even the Hostas are not frozen yet

 The dark of the Red Maple

and the Beauty Bush

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Rain

Tuesday, time to get the Begonia's inside

I also hang my swimsuit out (to dry)

It has been hanging in the rain for a few days now

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just Checking

Cows are very curious animals

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Regular Maintenance

We used to be a bit stressed 
when we needed to change inflations or a rope
but we are getting the hang of it

Monday, October 24, 2011

Inge & Richard

Inge married Richard on Saturday

A beautiful Bride

Richard is very tall

this is so scary

Polonaise, lots of fun

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Making Christmas Cards

Making Card with stamps

spray the stamp

to get a "watercolour" effect

using the press

for embossing

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Practical Pic :)

I made this picture last time from the hooftrimset-up. 
The gates were working well and the cow flow was great 
so I took a picture to remember it for this time. 
It was printed, no guess work, great!

Friday, October 21, 2011


All calves have to be tagged

This is law in Canada 
so they can trace animals to where they were born
The tags look like ear rings

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Foaming Manure

The manure was foaming up at the overpass
I thought that the pit was full

but it was just composting
it can become messy so we stirred the manure 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Trees and Leaves

 Rien cleaned some branches off the wires a while ago

We've had rain and the leaves fell

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rien visits Olga

Rien went to Holland MI to visit Olga

& Stephen

They went to the beach

Looking out over Lake Michigan

Stairs on the sand hills

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Baby

Jenni-Lynn & Alie

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Soybean Harvest

 On Wednesday the Soya Beans were harvested
Leona on the combine Matt on the tractor

 The last rounds it started to rain a bit

but not enough to quit we are thankful

Friday, October 14, 2011


We had over 100 bales

 They were wrapped in plastic

 at the Williams Farm

It started to rain after a whole week of great weather
good quality Bales

Thursday, October 13, 2011

4th Cut

 The Soya Beans ready to go

 Marc turning hay

 A 4th cut, we've been blessed

Harvest Time