Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Blog

     Well here is the name of the address for our new blog:  I'll be doing my best to keep it updated.  Lord willing it will not have any of the problems this one has :)  Thanks again!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

     Sorry everyone for not writing in a long time... Our blog has been having some technical difficulties and we are working on starting a new one.  Lord willing we will be able to get it up and going in the very near future.  Thanks for your patience!
(When the new blog is ready I will post the new address.)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Belated Mother's Day!

I want to say first of all, Mom, you are Blessed!  Every time circumstances
 place me in charge of the house it amazes me how many things you
are constantly thinking about!  There's the laundry, meals, cleanup from meals,
bedtime, cleaning...and I don't even think about school!  I am so thankful
that God generally gives one or two children at a time!  Anyway...Thank you so much
Mom, and I am sure that I won't fully appreciate you until I become a mom.

Mom's breakfast that was supposed to be eaten
 in bed, but she got up to answer the door...and it was easier
to eat sitting in her chair. :) 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Belated hail-post...

It hailed here a few days ago, but it takes me awhile to
get things on the blog. We don't see hail too often,
so it was fun just to stand in it... :)

They all started catching it in their shirts...then it got wet...and cold!

It's interesting how the camera caught the falling hail.

All of the white stuff you see in the back-round is
the hail. For us it started out quite small, then let up.
Then all of a sudden it started up again bigger.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

On the Ferry To Vinalhaven...

Vinalhaven is one of the largest islands on the coast of Maine. It's about
fourteen miles long. We have had the opportunity to visit the island many times
over the last year to fill in at a couple of churches. This last trip I took some
time to take a few pictures. It was a little rainy,...windy,...and cold!

Asa and Levi enduring the cold for the picture! (Levi had
previously been hiding his face in his coat. :)

Passing the other ferry halfway through the
voyage...which is about and hour and fifteen minutes.

Owl's Head Lighthouse

This is the Rockland breakwater, a 7/8 of a mile walk.

All of the stone for breakwater was quarried on Vinalhaven.

I love Maine!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How beautiful the feet...

Romans 10:15-
...How beautiful are the feet of them that
preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things!

Last Friday we had a home-school activity with some families
from our church, and Mom was the one in charge of this
activity. Everyone was supposed to read a missionary biography
and write a book report on it as well as dress in character or
bring a prop. Josiah, Asa, Levi and I all dressed up...most of us
enjoyed it...most. (Can you guess????)

Mom made foot cookies with "Beautiful" and "Feet"
written on them. They turned out very pretty!

Levi was David Brainerd, missionary to the
American Indians.

Asa was David Livingstone, missionary to Africa.

Josiah was William Borden, influential Yale student
and brief missionary to Egypt.

Hannah (me) was Isobel Kuhn, missionary first
to the Lisu people of China and later in Thailand.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Brutus the Bull!

Back in the fall Dad and a friend of ours bought a bull. He was
dubbed Brutus. After he did what he was bought for, we butchered him.
Dad and Josiah went to our friend's house to enjoy the process.

Brutus was a big boy!

Dad used a saws-all for some of the cutting.

Josiah said the worse part was that the meat was frozen
and all he had on his hands were latex gloves.

It took them all day to cut up the meat, and when they got
home around 8:00 P.M. Mom, Gram, Asa, Dad, Josiah and I all
packaged meat until 12:00 or so! It was a long night!

So far we have really enjoyed the meat and the fact that
it is "home grown."

Chicken Experience...and Turkeys!

This past summer we raised turkeys and several different batches
of chickens: specially-bred meat birds, scrawny Rhode Island red (both
for meat birds), and laying hens (these primarily Rhode Island red as well).

We used chicken tractors to allow them to move each day to a new
plot of grass. It was a neat experience for us all.

Josiah, Asa and Levi moving the turkeys.

It was fascinating to see how big those toms got
when they felt they had to show off.

Poor thing! His tail wasn't very impressive!

Here's our Rhode Island reds that we raised for meat.

Dear Einstein! Yes that is his name...crazy hairdo!
Einstein came with the Rhode Island reds and was labeled
as an "exotic chick". When we had the other roosters slaughtered,
we couldn't bear to lose he is still with us!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Levi is growing up!

Levi lost his first tooth last week, and he was very excited!
Everyone his age and had already been losing their teeth,
and he was beginning to feel left out.
But then it happened!

A close up of the vacancy...A thrilling adventure!

Hannah's first shot!

Little Annie Oakley got her
first Canadian goose.
One of the advantages of
living on a lake :)

She got a lot of practice on her brothers'
ducks and geese.
Now for her own.