Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Story Hour

I have been in Story-Hour for the last while

Goofy Kids

They love the play time

amazing how much more they can do now

we have playtime, story time, singing, snack, craft
and we end again with playtime

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Back to milking with only one A4

The cement truck is early and in a hurry

the weather is great so it's a busy day for them

the temporary wooden platform is taken out
and the mat where the cows are standing will come
on top of the concrete

it will take a few days to dry and we will be back
at full speed

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Calf Pen Clean-Up

Saturday, and it's dry

nice enough to clean out the calf pen

bring directly to the manure pile

so little snow is left

pick up another bucket full


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Baby quilt

I am currently working on a baby quilt
paper piecing 

When I squared the blocks I accidentally cut 2 tails off

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Top of the watershed

We live on the high end of our watershed

The snow has melted, not that much water in the field

the creek is full

there is water in the basement,
but that just runs out again

2 roads over the same creek has collected a lot more water

we did see water running over laneways

lots here

the snowmobile trail is gone

the water has quite a bit of speed
wonder how it will be down river in a few days

Monday, February 19, 2018

Expecting a big Melt

this morning it still looked nice

Now it's just foggy

+13C we sure anticipate snow to disappear 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

It's working

check the feed, everything seems to be working now

there is the first cow coming into the second lane

the next one is in, both A4's are now working

we think it helps that they are beside each other
and at the place where the cows already went to get milked

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Grinding and Welding

Lots of hours work putting everything together

work between robots doesn't help to get cows milked

Carl asked if we'd stop pushing cows through for a while 
because they had to do lots of grinding behind the robot
so I asked if we could push cows again after they were done grinding

answer: "Don't think they like welding any better"

but it starts to look more finished

the feed auger is connected
we hope to get started tomorrow

Mo has helped with the installation 8 years ago too

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Poverty Challenge

for the poverty challenge
we had to fetch water every day
a lid meant you had a filter

there was a thief who took filters away 
and without a filter you'd get sick

The best job $5 was hard work at the mine
only for males and you could get fired and not paid

the least paid job $2 was this 
and my family member Sarah got injured 
and had to pay money instead of make some

Our family had trouble to pay the rent
and we didn't eat most days to save up for the rent

It was well done

Monday, February 12, 2018

Placing the second A4

on the move

backing up into the barn

getting the wheels on

this time it went a lot better
making use of the wheels and the pump cart

moving into place

not at the right place yet, some walls needs to be finished yet
the 2 A4's are going to be close together

Sunday, February 11, 2018

IF Perth Minto

went to IF Perth Minto

in the Listowel Evnagelical Missionary Church

a women's conference

I guess about 250 people

many young moms, some brought their (nursing) babies

On Saturday we sat at the front

not realizing everyone could see our table on the indoor TV system

the team did a great job, Kendra was announcing through the weekend