Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cataract Trail

We walked from Hillsburg to Bellwood
It is a wide trail, great for biking
Most parts were protected from the wind
Houses we did see seemed to be well kept
for the more affluent people
water was running fast
still a bit of snow
first flower
seems a bit overdone
we hiked 15km
put my feet in the cold water for a bit

Almost done, I have a nice big blister,
but hope to go again in 2 weeks

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SHIP; Is anything beyond Forgiveness?

our topic was: "Is anything beyond forgiveness?"

Angie works on multiple levels

Megan found these cute little blackboards

Ben Volman spoke. His parents were holocaust survivors.
He talked about Simon Wiesentaler being asked to forgive. He couldn't and walked away. Corrie ten Boom had a guard from their concentration camp come up and ask for forgiveness and wanted to shake her hand. She only could in God's strength. and when she did she felled this warmth going from her head to her fingers. (this sure doesn't happen all the time when you forgive someone) Forgiveness is not a feeling, it is an action.
the one thing I remember most is that Corrie ten Boom worked a lot with victims and those that were able to forgive went on to a more fulfilling life. Those that couldn't forgive were crippled mentally and physically

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bridal Shower

Nice decorations, there were 4 different bridal dresses

They managed to keep the shower a surprise for Ashley

We created gowns out of toilet paper

The one married the longest in each group got dressed up

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Rolling the Lawn

Visiting with Tess

visited Tess, we went to Israel with her
Tess was at her Dad's place, not to far from us

I have to ask him more about these pictures.
Tess's dad rode the 11 steden tocht 3times

Friday, April 25, 2014

adding 2 feet to the bunk silo 2

forgot to post this one earlier
buddy pumping cement
they only have one truck with such a long arm
so they feed it in
removing the boards
looks good

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Adding 2 feet to the Bunk silo Walls

Our bunk silo gets filled to the top usually

So we are adding 2 feet of cement to the walls
First holes are drilled
Rebar is placed in it with some kind of cement glue
Boards are set up
the cemnt truck arrives
It's the one with the belt
The filling goes quite fast
They vibrate the cement with this machine to avoid air bubbles

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cleaning the lawn

Paul came over on Easter Monday to clean the lawn


The Osprey has returned to it's nest

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Camp Fire

We had a campfire 

Karissa made pies

We burned our Christmastree 

We took pictures and a movie

That sure gave a lot of light
Love to be able to sit around a fire again 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

At the Dekker's

What a beautiful day

a great time to get together at the Dekker's

Grandparents and little ones are the most fun
The dog was quite entertaining
steady drips of Maple sap
Down by the river...
...there is mud

This big log has suddenly appeared after the Spring flooding
went for a walk
Following the river
Twin Bridges