Thursday, August 31, 2017

Life Group

We had a get together to start off the season

it included a campfire

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

clean up Pasture

Cleaning up the pasture

after 70 bales we had to stop due to a small problem
a few days later 7 more and it was done

Monday, August 28, 2017

Taste of Minto

we love the "taste of Minto"

Good Food for $5 you get coupons and a plate
you go around and get food at the tables

lots of variety 
I already drank the Chocolate milk 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Badjeros or Snowdrift

The Badjeros general store has changed ownership

We went in for an ice cream

Interesting assortment

The lady told us that the town used to be called Snowdrift
because when there is snow this town  is the first and last to receive it
a man named Badgero had a saloon here and renamed the town 
so people could find his saloon the Badgeroos
mispronunciation resulted in Badjeros 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nottawasaga Bluffs to Devil's Glen

It had rained before we started

this lookout is at the 124 by Devil's Glen
I want to go back there when the trees are in full colour 

lots of mushrooms

Golden Rod in full bloom

even some trees are starting to colour

we found some dry hay to sit on for our break

very muddy hill going down with hairpins

almost Fall like

lots of water in this river

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New Phone, new laptop ready for College

Marc's phone could not be fixed 
the battery was bulging so he got a new phone

He also got a new Mac and because he's a student 
he got a free wireless headset, great deal

Monday, August 21, 2017


Marc's derby car is still running after Drayton

so I may still see him in a Derby this year

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Filling Freezer bags and Jars

slicing beans

making them ready for the freezer


add spices, actually a bit to much
didn't adjust the amount of hot pepper using dry instead of freah
very spicey

but the taste is still good

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Watermelon Days at Dike

Elijah has this intense look

start of the parade

kids could drive in these carts before and after the parade

some floats were class reunion floats

Elijah loves tractors

and Iowa is a good place for that

after the parade, watermelon

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Life at the Shaffers

Play Time

Sidecar Cedar Falls

we went outside a few minutes before the parents
looking at construction on the other side of the road

there is also constuction at the church

most of the windows in the tower 
still have to be done
There is a big difference in clarity, the side windows 
used to look as cloudy

this one still has to be done

Out with the old furniture

making room for new

Konken Park slide

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stout Iowa

Spending quality time with Elijah
going through John Deer Flyers

went to a game of softball

picked (and ate) lots of yellow tomatoes

had fun

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Prince Conference centre Meeting

I arrived on Sunday evening
listened to a lecture by Dwight Pryor

went for a walk around the Prince Conference centre 
and was totally amazed by the absence of mosquitoes (likely sprayed) 

The hotel part is bottom left

Meeting starts with prayer

We worked hard

had a very yummy meal

worked again hard
 and now our efforts are in the hands
 of those who will make it ready for use
 by Classis' come September