Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Social Actvities

This year we offered some activities for the children after the ice cream social supper. We did face painting and a dunking tank.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ice Cream Social 2014

 Another year, another ice cream social!
 We made 4 pies this year, and 15 lbs. of potato salad.
 Nick and Gaylin
 Adam (Les), Brenda, Spencer, L., Andrea, Pastor Jo, Lauren, Kelsey, Bret
 A view from the front of our property where the entrance addition remodel is underway.
 Brittney, A., Keith
 Workers get to eat at the end!

 Sweet Madeline and Cousin L.
 Husband and ice cream-classic!
Diane, Vern and Larry

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SE Asia Farm Tour

We had a beautiful day last Saturday when about 20 people from SE Asia came to our place for a farm tour. Later in the evening was our annual ice cream social, but it all fit together seamlessly.

Our visitors were soybean industry reps and farmers. They seemed to enjoy seeing our home and hearing about our operation. These people had already been in the US (Portland, NE, and IA) for 8 days and still had 8 more days of touring before returning home.
 Our girls really enjoyed hosting foreign visitors.

Since we could not have supper with the group the evening of our tour, we caught up with them on Sunday evening at another local farm they toured. (below)

 Jeremy, our SD Soybean director welcomed all and talked about the tour and SD.
 The girls had a great time with their new friends both nights.
 Group photo at the end of a lovely weekend.

Friday, August 15, 2014


 Colorful flowers...
 clay nature crafts...
flourishing moss roses
 happy geranium colors...
 good, old dog...
visiting on the deck.


We are working on making potato salad today for the Ice Cream Social, and I am using my "new" cool bowls from my #1 daughter. Love the color. Also putting away the dilly beans and strawberry rhubarb jam that we made last week. Yummy day!

Monday, August 11, 2014


 This year's kittens.

This little grey kitty likes to hang out with last year's grey kitten. Mini-me.

 This year old guy is a lover. He hugs and loves you.

 Our neighbor's party kitty.
A neighbor kitty at church.