Friday, April 20, 2018

Before the melt


got outside


before breakfast


take pictures of the deep snow


still some on the roof, big tracks


piles


not much melted this week


but a change is coming


the neighbour's cows may see grass soon

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Kracht om te veranderen


Inge went on a mission trip to Alkmaar
she worked with an organisation called "kracht om te veranderen"
they don't use the bible as their main tool 
they have groups but they just talk about whatever 
until after a few years they start introducing the bible
seems strange to me


The bible has this to say about it's own message:

12 For the word of God is alive and active. 
Sharper than any double-edged sword, 
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, 
joints and marrow; 
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

it sounds great in Dutch too:

12 Want het woord van God is levend en vol van kracht. 
Het is scherper dan een tweesnijdend zwaard,
 het dringt zo diep door
 dat het alles in ons van elkaar lossnijdt, 
zelfs onze diepste gedachten en verlangens. 
Daardoor wordt duidelijk wie wij werkelijk zijn. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Stumbling block





 I went to class where we discussed Matthew 18:6

“If anyone causes one of these little ones
—those who believe in me—
to stumble, it would be better for them 
to have a large millstone hung around their neck
 and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

the stumbling block in Greek is Skandalon
this picture is of a Stumbling Block or Scandalon
now that is clear language




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

cold birds


The black eyed Junos are looking for seeds


has to come from the feeder


everything is still white


maybe a week from now....

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ice Rain


Mostly we had ice pellets


a thick and heavy carpet, hard to remove  


then last night freezing rain started


covering everything with a layer


kind of pretty


but so not spring like, 
we even have the snowblower on the tractor again

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ice storm is beginning


ice is forming


I may not be able to post pictures soon


we have a generator but internet may be out later

BBQ ready


on Thursday it was finally a bit warmer 
last time into the double digits was February


we are ready for BBQ season
new covers, new burners


Friday, April 13, 2018

Trim Hoofs


Hooftrimmer days are tiring


did 98 annimals


only 2 of the cows got a block


it is used to relieve pressure on the part  of the hoof that is sore
so you put the block under the healthy part


shape the block


all done, she will loose the block later
usually by that time the soreness is gone 


some of the dry cows really missed the brush, 
they stood there for a while enjoying being groomed


all done

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Maple Syrup at Martin's


we were early and the horses were ready to go


a little horse ride


to the sugar bush collecting tank

friends arrive


snow is kind of pretty even though it should have been 10C and muddy




second ride, Olga took this selfie




here the sap gets boiled


Riah likes opa


we took some syrup home

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

the World of little Children


Farm Toys give you hours of play


you can even put them in the washer


puzzles are also fun




and we got dressed to see uncle Marc drive by


kind of sad that it's so cold, it should be way warmer now
good that we had some snowsuits