Sunday, September 26, 2021

MacGregor

 


very cloudy when we left


set-up sun is peaking through


still quite a bit of evidence of the storm a few weeks ago


we had a place close to the beach


we went biking on the trail
to see the sunset


campfire at night







Friday, September 24, 2021

Lots of Rain

 


the flowers are droopy


the water in the pond is super high


the bean stalks floated off the field


the creek is high


the culvert is below the water


nice reflection



over 4"
we had about 110 mm in 24 hours
 and more after that

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Soybean Harvest

 


Monday late afternoon the combine came


the beans were running well


time to fill up the buggy


a good team





Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Remembering Cor




When we came, Cor helped us get started


so many times we went swimming
and had coffee after


Cor was there when grandparents were invited
for a school outing


hospitality was a big part, in the summer 
the awning was a good place to be 


so many games we played



my last picture from Cor
last month


we were part of his family
and he was part of ours



 





Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Gym Olympics

 


back squat practice working up to 115 lbs


Cheryl did 175 lbs, so strong


rope slam


my first time on the assault bike
weird, it made me smile

Saturday, September 18, 2021

More Canning

 




Our tomatoes look horrible from blight


but somehow we still had tomatoes


14 tomato sauce and 10 applesauce this week
 from apples I bought
our trees are bare, frost at the wrong time







Friday, September 17, 2021

Making wine from our own grapes

 


the grapes from the garden have been cut


we try to take only the dark blue once and leave the rest
for later


after a few days the grape skins start to float
and the juice gets darker


the juice is now fermenting in the pantry













Thursday, September 16, 2021

Filling up

 


we are working on filling up the gravel pit


every hump is a dump


it will take years 


but the first layer just got smoothed



Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Storms

 


we seem to have storms regularly


this was last week


this was last night


so much lightning you could see everything






Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Jaap and Pauline


this weekend we had Jaap and Pauline come for a visit


so fun, these 3 used to live 
on the same street in the Netherlands

 

Monday, September 13, 2021

test Corn for moisture

 

5 plants chopped up


moisture test


it goes by light, how much returns 
gives a good indication of moisture


ours was still 71.4, so we don't need to hurry yet



Saturday, September 11, 2021

last day camping

 


we biked to the point


in real life you can see the outline of Erieau here


sunset on the bay side