Sunday, March 31, 2019

Snowy Owl

From the road it looked like a bit of snow

but it had eyes

a snowy Owl

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Open House

We went to an open house
VanStee Dairy

was nice to see how relaxed the cows were

lots of familiar faces

Friday, March 29, 2019

Floor improvement

We have some workers on the farm

giving the floor a good cleaning

then putting some stuff on it

and later a finishing layer

even the washroom is done

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Robins and Swans

the Robins have arrived at the farm

we saw these 2 on Monday

yesterday I saw these swans flying over
so maybe there are more of them in the neighbourhood

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Swans and Geese

Coming from Brantford I saw swans and Geese near Poole

In the evening going to Milverton there were more

these were closer to the road

a beautiful sight to see
Tundra swans make me thing SPRING is here

These were south west of Listowel
lots but far from the road

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


we played 2 games 
This one involved stacking animals

still frozen in the ice

a bit of snow left to play with

and to eat

she played for on hour moving them 
from the table to the chair
from the chair to the floor

Monday, March 25, 2019

Grand kids and Pizza

these kids play well together

although Joanna gets some rough love just about now

Friday night is Pizza night

yum yum

This one seemed to eat the most
but quite a bit could be found in her chair and her bib

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Anxiety and Depression

I went to this evening
there were a lot of people
but not in the first rows

our speaker

a slide with some coping strategies

she talked about people that struggle with depression 
are often behaving as if they are in a bubble

Even if they are in a beautiful area

they are still in their bubble and only see grey around them
that was helpful

Most people know this scripture from Philippians 4:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

But earlier the writer says:
 28 Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety.

apparently the writer knows what anxiety is,
and that puts the verse in chapter 4 in another perspective

Friday, March 22, 2019

The pit is Full

still room is this manure pit

but this one is full, with a very thick layer of ice on top
we had some runoff that turned to ice in the pit

cutting into the ice with the chainsaw 

and poking with the fork
it worked
Now we can move some manure from the full pit to the other one

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Digging for Soybeans

we could see 3 squirrels from the living room 

2 seemed to be digging

we assume they're digging for soybeans

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Snow, Fog and Sun

snow, fog and sun, Spring is coming

It was a beautiful drive to the swimming pool

Rien took 2 cows to the stockyard

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


They show up again when you put new peanuts in

Monday, March 18, 2019


The Kentucky group was back
27 went from our church

a new cross today, made by Brian Timmerman
Last week's cross was made by George VanAnkum

I like the simple decoration for Lent

Checking out how Albert's head is 
after his fall at coffee clusters last week