Sunday, December 31, 2017

Poot Christmas

The Ottens' almost turned back due to the weather

trying out my new tripod and clicker

Family pic

Emily smiled way better after I took the picture 

but not as big a smile as Ivy

Saturday, December 30, 2017

New Tripod

bought a little tripod for my phone

having a lot of fun with it

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Last Tree Down

The last Pine tree beside the garden is down

we'll have to do some stump removal

No more pine needles in our produce

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Opening presents while on FaceTime with the giver

a rice cooker, a very useful gift


church on Sunday morning and evening and 
Christmas morning

Monday, December 25, 2017

White Christmas

we had pretty hoarfrost

not a lot of snow, but a white Christmas

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Neck ties for the Cows

making new neckties for the cows

70 so far

a whole bundle

new transponders

Nice to have them done

Hope to use them in January

Friday, December 22, 2017

Cantata That the world may sing

The shepherds were cute

Pastor Daniel did a great job

there was dance

and more movement 

grandpa grandma and 2 kids

one side of the choir

Everyone is welcome tonight when they do it again
at 8pm Drayton Reformed church

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bathroom reno

not enough to paint to invite the
"man with the brush"

so I painted it myself
we like that the shower has a light in the roof

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sunday in Stout

Sundayschool program

Glad I could be there

There were a lot of people in church

coffee and snacks after church

Late in the evening I arrived at gate F91
that is actually no gate but just outside
waiting for carry-on luggage in the cold
a very long walk to customs

then pick up the car and drive home
there is snow Toronto

Monday, December 18, 2017


Consistory Party

Playing Bunko a game of dice

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Controlled Burn

7 am busy at the Stout Fire Hall

a controlled burn of a house is planned

the old house at the front will be burned
the plan is to let it fall in to the basement

It takes a while for the fire to get going
which says something good about how this house was build

Stephen has the job of keeping thing wet at the back 
this wall is supposed to fall down last

The fire fighters from Dike are assisting

after feeding the fire a bit more it is finally burning

The trees are being sprayed and they didn't catch fire

water trucks drove up and down 

All went according to plan
time to take some pictures with dad

The house can continue to burn down to the basement