Tuesday, February 28, 2006

the cow was sick again and was getting very thin .

the dairy man came and diagnosed the problem as being too little feed, a problem which we promptly remedied.

she's doing good now and is back up to par.

the dairyman recommended no less than 20 lbs. A day.

her previous ration was maybe a third of that

o well, we tried. -m-

doing better

Our dear Grandmother is out of the hospital!
we thank the Lord for his mercy toward us and we thank also those who have been praying for her recovery.
please continue to pray for her complete recovery and for her to regain her strength.
and for my Grandfather as well, for it too sapped his strength.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Posted by Wesley:}

Deer Hunting

Deer hunting season is coming up...
Here are the secret diary entries from last years deer hunt.

1:00 am - Alarm clock rings.
2:00 am - Hunting partner arrives - drags you out of bed.
3:00 am - Throw everything except the kitchen sink in the pickup.
3:05 am - Leave for the deep woods.
3:15 am - Drive back home and pick up gun.
3:30 am - Drive like crazy to get to the woods before daylight.
4:00 am - Set up camp - forgot the tent.
4:30 am - Head into the woods.
6:05 am - See eight deer.
6:06 am - Take aim and squeeze trigger.
6:07 am - ''Click''.
6:08 am - Load gun while watching deer go over the hill.
8:00 am - Head back to camp.
9:00 am - Still looking for camp.
10:00 am - Realize you don't know where camp is.
Noon - Fire gun for help - eat wild berries.
12:15 pm - Ran out of bullets - eight deer come back.
12:20 pm - Strange feeling in stomach.
12:30 pm - Realize you ate poison berries.
12:45 pm - Rescued.
12:55 pm - Rushed to hospital to have stomach pumped.
3:00 pm - Arrived back in camp.
3:30 pm - leave camp to kill deer.
4:00 pm - Return to camp for bullets.
4:01 pm - Load gun - leave camp again.
5:00 pm - Empty gun on squirrel that's bugging you.
6:00 pm - Arrive at camp - see deer grazing in camp.
6:01 pm - Load gun.
6:02 pm - Fire gun.
6:03 pm - One dead pickup truck.
6:05 pm - Hunting partner returns to camp dragging deer.
6:06 pm - Repress strong desire to shoot partner.
6:07 pm - Fall into fire.
6:10 pm - Change clothes - throw burned ones into fire.
6:15 pm - Take pickup - leave partner and his deer in the woods.
6:25 pm - Pickup boils over - hole shot in block.
6:26 pm - Start walking.
6:30 pm - Stumble and fall - drop gun in the mud.
6:35 pm - Meet bear.
6:36 pm - Take aim.
6:37 pm - Fire gun - blow up barrel plugged with mud.
6:39 pm - Climb tree.
9:00 pm - Bear departs - wrap %&*$#@ gun around tree.
Midnight - Home at last.
Next day - Watch football game on TV while slowly tearing hunting license into little pieces - place in envelope and mail it to Game Warden. Posted by Picasa
The Court house, Posted by Picasa
Katie and Kressant at the town square,-w- Posted by Picasa
Mom playing a most magnificent peice on the flute, Posted by Picasa
Kressant and Adeline on a beautiful sunny day, Posted by Picasa
The first wall,-w- Posted by Picasa
Grace grating cheese, Posted by Picasa
Rachel in the living room, Posted by Picasa
Bethany and Elizebeth, Posted by Picasa

The girles in the living room after supper, Posted by Picasa

Noah bolting down the plates, Posted by Picasa

Dorothy transplanting dog wood trees, Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 16, 2006


the cow is fine now, and is back up to producing 6-8 quarts of milk per milking.
[the calf, Sally, is also fine.]

Two friends

Gibby and paul -m-