Sunday, September 26, 2021



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



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