Friday, January 31, 2014

Family Bonding part 3

continually the snow is blowing around
making this big snowbank even higher
we can walk over the snow to our trouble area
even the lower area is above the gates
you can see the snow blowing in this corner
behind the board where the blower intakes are,
 it is filled with snow
That is why the tubes have snow in them
here we are vacuuming the snow out of the Isocells
we had to empty the shop vac 5 or 6 times
we worked together in the cold
these times we call: family bonding
we are trying now to put Agril cloth around the intake
hopefully that works

Thursday, January 30, 2014


We had the classifier This cow has 88 points

we do this every half year or so

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snowbanks around the barn

 Marc has gone regularly to his job on his snowmobile
 some days it is almost to cold
the wind has changed a bit,
so there are now banks on the other side of the barn too
not much on the back
But the south side has still grown a bit higher

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sun Dog

A sun dog, see the rainbow-like reflections on both sides of the sun


Monday, January 27, 2014

Another Snow Day

These pictures are from Saturday, but it looks about the same today

There is quite a bit of snow in the shed

and high snowbanks in the back

don't need this equipment for a while yet
there are much higher snow banks behind these
we need to blow before we can get out

not only machinery gets covered by powder snow

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Trouble with powder snow

Here is a video for you to see the snow beside the barn

The powder snow gets into the inlet for air
so snow gets into the air tubes and they come down a bit, opening the barn
not a good idea when it is this cold.
Rien vacuumed most of the snow out of the tubes, that was a great idea.
now we protected the inlet a bit and hope for the best.

Will guests come to eat the Cake?

these are the bottoms
filled with whip cream / cream cheese
wild berries or cherries on top
and 1 with strawberries / blueberry glaze
This is the view from the front door
and the back window
still blowing and drifting

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Barn is smoking

It is cold and foggy in the barn
when the doors open

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Frozen Milkfeeder

There was no water by the calf feeder so we had to feed te calves manually. I did 1 at the time I the feeder, Rien in the group. That way all the other calves were around him begging for attention

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ready for the Trails

Marc went with Tyler, William and Jan Harm on the trails direction Greenbush

Monday, January 20, 2014

Last Dutch post for a while

my mom got lots of bulbs for her birthday
starting Spring indoors

we like the Dutch stile of beds
Canadian beds are often high and not really one part

a Lego Christmas village, complete with downhill ski

for Arie's 50th
when you turn 50 you "see Abraham"
A view that I love
This is a picture of De Lier


Random People

Nick loves to do card tricks

Tim missed my mom's birthday due to soccer camp

Annemie is making a quilt from Dutch handkerchiefs

3 sisters

celebrating Arie's 50th

Henk & Jose