Friday, April 20, 2018

Before the melt

got outside

before breakfast

take pictures of the deep snow

still some on the roof, big tracks


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