Category Archives: Work

Summer and Fall!

We have had a busy time with Jesse’s graduation, weeding,  cherry picking, helping with Joshua’s house, picking apples, digging potatoes, starting carrot harvest and many other things!

Jesse's grad picture

After 12 years of hard work Jesse graduated from school. We had a short program including a graduation song  and a few words of encouragement from one of Jesse’s friends and a farmer Jesse has worked for. And then, of course, lots of food!

 

Cherry picking

Cherry picking went well except for this variety which had a lot of mold so we just picked a few.

 

Picking apples

Dad picking some delicious apples. Other people in our family do help pick too 🙂 . You can click here to see the price list.

 

The sunrise

A picture of the sunrise down the road.

 

Hawk with his ball

Hawk and his ball. He enjoys playing fetch and watching the yard.

 

Drone picture

When the guy Jesse works for harvested our field, Micah and I used his drone to take some pictures and videos.

 

The wheat

The wheat about to be harvested.

 

The sun

Micah got this picture of the sun shining through the harvest dust.

 

Potatoes

We dug many potatoes this year with a borrowed plow. (This is only part of them). We have several varieties of red, white, purple and Yukon gold.

 

The basement

They just poured the basement recently at Joshua’s house so we put in the stairs and framed the basement.

 

Insulation and poly

We then insulated the main floor. And you can see that they also did the poly.

 

The house

We worked hard to finish the stone and got done just before the weather got cold and snowy!

 

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Another event I attended in Regina on Oct. 1st, along with Mom and Dad, was Levi’s graduation from the CPA/CGA program .

We also got most of our chickens butchered at a Hutterite Colony that is a federally inspected facility and then butchered the last few along with some friends’ chickens. We haven’t  dug many carrots yet so I don’t have any pictures…the snow has to melt first!

Another bit of exciting news is that Joshua got engaged on  August 27 to Shaylyn Fehr. Their wedding is on January 7, 2017.

Even though we didn’t want snow now, we know that, “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22.

 

Joshua’s House

We haven’t posted for quite awhile because we have been quite busy around the yard with the orchards and gardens, along with helping Josh build his house (a few blocks into Rosthern).

Basement

Poured 4 weeks ago.

Framing

Started framing the main floor.

Inside walls

Framed the inside walls.

Put up trusses

Put up some of the trusses.

Sheeted and framed

Sheeted the roof then framed and put up trusses on the garage.

“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.” Psalm 127:1a

Spring Work!

This week we have started doing some spring work. We now have carrots, onions, peas, potatoes, melons and much more in the ground.

Micah Rototilling

Micah rototilling.

Planting clover.

Planting clover.

Planting carrots.

Planting carrots.

 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Genesis 8:22.