Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Grade 8

Marc has Grad pictures tomorrow

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sidewalk shovel

When you shovel the side walk 
you actually create a wall of snow

A bit of nice weather and it will all disappear

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Winter Pictures

 I make these kind of pictures every year

 It just looks nice

 Snow, Sun and Trees

 Just enough to go  sledding

Friday, February 24, 2012

Storm? not!

We were supposed to get 15 cm of snow
obviously we didn't

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sunset before the storm

We've had some beautiful sunny days
a storm is supposed to arrive tonight

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pancake Tuesday

 Melissa did a lot of mixing

 These guys made chocolate chips and apple pancakes

 We're starting to get caught up


By donation for the youth Genesis trip
Travers City Michigan

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

He is 14

Marc is 14. 
He likes the Chiapas shirt he got from his sister

Monday on family day Marc went for a spin with Curtis
There was only enough snow in the ditches
but there it was good

Monday, February 20, 2012

Overnight Dusting

 We had a bit of snow overnight this weekend

 If you see this pile you'd almost think we had snow at one time

But for Canada it's a pitiful amount

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Maintaining an ice-rink

 Most small Mennonite schools have a rink
This year it's very difficult to maintain

Friday, February 17, 2012

Freezing Rain

Marc didn't have school yesterday
freezing rain made the roads very icy

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Coffee Cluster driving

 On Sunday the road to church was only track bare

 some times we couldn't see much at all

 The only real drifts were close to home

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Calving part 3

This calf's legs are a bit more coarse
we almost always hope for a heifer but  because of the legs
we already suspect a bull calf

 There it comes

 Confirmation, yes it is a bull

But alive and well

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Calving part 2

The black cow (first calver) is the mom
The whiter cow (also a first calver)
is lifting her tail

 We don't want a mix up so the oldest calf
9 hours old
is tagged and moved to the calf barn

 Tags are mandatory and a good idea anyway

This time I was waiting with my camera
She is starting to calf
This will be the 3rd calf of the day

Monday, February 13, 2012

Calving part 1

 The calving pen is full
Rien has already put fresh straw in 2x
The second calf of the day, another heifer
The first calf made us late for church

getting milk

another first calver will have her calf soon
an indication sign is that milk is squirting 
all by itself

Friday, February 10, 2012

Warm Weather Record

 There was a warm weather record this week

 We sure are having a different kind of winter 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Misty is sad

The veterinarian is not sure what is wrong with Misty
we suspect she might have had a stroke

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Church Sign

The Baptist Church where I park on Tuesdays
has all kinds of designated parking signs
I kind of like this one

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Soon we will get some people to RSVP for the wedding
for the Dutch under us:
RSVP= respond if you are attending yes or no

Monday, February 6, 2012

Early Valentine

Organized by the youth leaders

 Decorations and food were great

There was even a piano player all evening
his repertoire was outstanding

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Strong Arms

 Rien and Marc are arm wrestling