Monday, April 30, 2012


 It was almost a surprise

But it's hard to really pull it off

It was a fun party
Happy Birthday Gwen

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dry Cows on pasture

The first 11 dry cows have been turned out this week
This group are cows that give a lot of milk
It's so good to see them enjoy the pasture

Sale Season

 Checking out a sale in Moorefield

 Lots of equipment for sale

And if you don't need anything 
you can always buy a burger

Friday, April 27, 2012

Winedot Hiking in Hunting Area

 I'd never walked here before

 The snowmobile trail goes through it

 There are open areas with Hawks flying

 Narrow paths

 A lot of thorn bush

 The river on one side

 You can almost get lost there

 If it wasn't for the snowmobile trail

 Nice reflection

 a big enough parking lot for 1 car

Thursday, April 26, 2012


 On Tuesday we had snow

 Not a whole lot but still

The high temperature was 2C

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Flowers

 I've been taking Flower pictures

time to finally  post some

 This was when we went form 25C to -8C

 We've had only a little rain

 But it was appreciated

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

55 years

My mom & Dad are 55 years married today!!

Down Donating Dove

We see mourning Doves and sparrows together all the time
 But Rien saw something we never saw before

 Here is a sparrow (behind the branch) picking feathers
from the dove under it's tail

The sparrow flew with the feather to the birdhouse 
and came right back for more

Monday, April 23, 2012

Drag Hoses in Action

 The reason why I climbed the silo was to show
how the drag hoses work

There is a hose running from the manure pit 
to the middle of a field

The tractor hooks into the hose and drives on an angle
back and forth

On this picture you can see the drag hose
 behind the tractor
This method doesn't compact the soil

We had hoped to cover the front field too

but we ran out

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bird's Eye View

 I climbed the silo

 Hadn't done that for years

 It was kind of scary

 But it gives such a nice view

Considering the distance this picture is very clear

Friday, April 20, 2012

Planting the Garden

 A while ago Rien rototilled the garden

 Last Saturday we planted potatoes

 and onions

 put some Agrile over top so hopefully it won't freeze

It's very dry and the soil looked like
the good soil in "het Westland" were I grew up

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Church in the Box

 Members of the hospitality team

 We were early, here it is still empty

It filled up with about 700 young people

 Jeremy a member of the prayer team sat behind us

the girl on the right is Moria, part of the drama team

the subject was: self-control
this was a video they showed

It's 4 year old kids trying not to eat a Marsmellow 
that is right in front of them