May 14, 2014


Spring is finally here! Along with the yard cleanup, planting, and flowers.

Miranda and Allison had fun cleaning up horse apples and brush from the horse pasture.

Miranda, and her usual craziness.

The brush pile is ready to burn.

We planted sweetcorn for the very first time this year.

I'm pretty sure that this is some kind of broccoli.

We have a couple small gardens in our greenhouse which we've planted some various kinds of plants, such as spinach, lettuce, radishes, kohlrabi and cabbage.

This spinach is just about ready to pick.

Laurissa and her horse Sadie.

We let Sadie roam about the yard to eat the grass.
She loves it!!!

Here is Dad in one of the many vehicles that are in our yard. 
The door was about the only good thing that we'll get off of this old car.

The lilac trees finally have leaves on them! :)

Our daffodils are blooming!

Wild pansies are just to beautiful to pull up.

"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever.
Isaiah 40:8

May 4, 2014

Gone To Be With Jesus

Wednesday night Dad received a phone call from Joel saying that Andrea, (our sister) lost her baby.
She was 8 months along when Andrea didn't feel any movement.   She went to the Hospital to check on the baby's hart beat, there was silence.
So began the most difficult journey that any of us have ever faced.
Our family left for Canada Saturday, and will be staying until Tuesday. Laurissa will be staying about a week longer to help Andrea out.
There will be a funeral held here in Canada for little Hudson Seth.
We covet your prayers, especially for Joel and Andrea, during this difficult time.

Hudson Seth Maendel 
Born 5-2-14

"And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:4