Friday, June 29, 2018


we went to Sidecar coffee shop

the barista needs more practice

looking at opa's videos

Stephen and Olga almost like having a date

the kids were super good

Thursday, June 28, 2018

oma and opa

oma reading

and playing outside

opa made the drive in 12 1/2 hours

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

cool off

It's not super hot in Iowa these days

we took out the pool just to be outside for a while

In the morning Elijah comes to me with gifts

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Joanna arrives home

all babies are being cared for

she has been a good sleeper

Monday, June 25, 2018

Joanna Grace

Joanna Grace

seeing Joanna for the first time
and ....oma was there

a sister

number 3

a very thought full classis shepherd brought a meal and snacks

pictures for the birth announcement

a closeup, she looks a lot like Elijah

so sweet

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trim the hedge

This is a June job

not easy, even when you have equipment

the branches like to bend instead of being cut

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Veggies from the garden

We ate our first spinach last week

taste is great but lots of work getting the weeds out

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Father's Day and Graduation

Grade 8 grad, such a nice group of kids

Grade 3 did a Father's day rap

Monday, June 18, 2018

Precious Rain

The garden was getting very dry

so a sprinkle was due

fortunately we got about 5 mm 
fast but welcome

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Seanna and Brad

Rien took this picture from us

It was a very nice wedding

to bad I cut Brad's head off

very good meal

Father and daughter

Brad's mom and dad

Thursday, June 14, 2018

last part of Blue Mountains section, Bruce trail

started off with a piece of road

new bridge

I kind of like the streams without a bridge

many trails in this area

also a zip-line and other fun stuff

lots of times the path was wide

but for this piece it was hardly visible

such nice view, we were getting hungry but waited for a nice spot

found it!

a picnic table and...

...a really nice view, even talked with an old timer 
who used to work and live there

multi use trail

later hiking only

the ski resort is very large

a great day, nice temperatures, no bugs, great views

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer Evenings

Rien and I often walk around the Farm
we enjoy the cows and the sky

the cows are still going home when they see us, weird
they should be used to us
but they went all the way home

love the evening sky