Thursday, August 17, 2017


We had Seniors Day at the Wayne County Fair so a friend of mine and I went.  She couldn't believe me taking pictures here, there and everywhere.  These pictures are of the handmade crafts.  There was no jewelry in this year.  If my health gets better, that won't be a problem next year..

We liked the handmade quilts and dolls the best this year.  Hope you enjoy these pictures.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Someone who responded by posts wanted to know about ladies wearing slacks.  We consider slacks, jeans etc.  to be men clothes and ladies are not suppose to wear them.  That is for the Old Order Mennonite and Amish.  Now that I said that, we are allowed to wear pants uner our dress skirts when we are working in cold winter temperatures.  We do not wear them to church, visiting, etc.  Just in our fields, barns - on our property.  These slacks are not to be seen by the public.  Once we are done with our days work, we are to take the slacks off upon entering our home.  This for adults and young people.

Young ladies who are climbing, on trips, etc. wear dresses.  They are not allowed to wear slacks, jeans, etc.  Like, adults, they are allowed in the winter working, but no other time.

Now this is our Old Order Mennonite and with discussing Anna, their Amish group are allowed.  Some Old Order Mennonite and Amish do not allow ladies to wear slacks at all.

Yes, young ladies and even some adult ladies wear swimming suits.  Swimming suits are mostly store purchased (at least in my family).  Sometimes the girls will wear their dress over the suit.  When they are ready to swim, they take the dress off, leave the dress on the beach and swim in their suit.  Also, my also have a light weight swimming jacket to put over their suits.  They put the jacket on to cover them when they get out of the water.

Again, our Old Order Mennonite goes by the above.  Some other Mennonite groups may have other rules.

Please feel free to answer questions.  It tells us what you are interested in and what we should write about.

Be With God,

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


These are the last pictures of the African Violet Show that Jean, Anna, Dot and I went to see.  Although some of these flowers don't look like African Violets, they are related to them.

Monday, August 14, 2017


Bonnie's family  just stated with two hives.  We started with just one brood box and a feeder box on top until they got established.  The heavy cement blocks on top are to keep the racoons and other critters out.  Soon we were up to three brood boxes stacked up, a Queen excluded to keep the Queen from getting up into the honey supers and of course the honey supers on the beesfill with honey. That's what we collect.

As you can see, the Queen was a good egg layer and soon we were buzzing with BEES.  We were told to give them plenty of space and lots of work to do and they would be happy. We gradually worked our way up to four hives.

There are two photos of honey frames, one shows it capped with wax and the second shows it upcapped and ready to be placed in the honey extractor.  The MAXANT is our honey extractor and it spins full frames around real fast and that makes the honey spin out of the frames, just like spinning the water out of your laundry.  There is a spigot at the bottom of the extractor for the liquid honey to run out into strainers and your honey pails.

The wax cappings that are cut off the frames of hunny, I use for making lip balm and bee wax candles. Nothing is wasted, every drop of honey that the bees make is appreciated.

I hope you enjoy these photos.  Bonnie

Thank you Bonnie for the pictures and telling us how honey is made.

Friday, August 11, 2017


Here are the rest of thee antique cars from the Memorial Day Weekend.  Wanted to get these off as I think we have more cars coming.

I heard of where a couple people could use prayers - one is a man named Matthew who recently lost his job through no fault of his own. He is looking for another.  The other is a Carol is having problems with her eyes and seeing the doctor.  Thank you for your prayers.

What would you think of a day or a section where we could have a place for people's prayer request ? No one would have to put names in if they didn't want to or could if they wanted.  God knows their names, we don't need to know.


Thursday, August 10, 2017


Wanted to get some pictures and post on before you all give up and think I am gone.  I don't know if I will be able to do it every day or every week, but I will try to get some on more often than I have beem.  If I put on one that has been on previously, I apologize.

Some of the pictures that I have to put on were sent by some of you.  Will try to get them on, soon. The doctors said I could drive, but I haven't been out much yet.   So haven't gotten many new pictures, yet.

Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes.  I am coming along slow but sure.  Next month I have to have another operation .  Think that will be the last one.  I hope anyway.  Suppose to be in the hospital for a week.  Aren't sure when the operation date is.  After what I have been through I am scared of the coming operation, but the doctor said it wouldn't be anywhere near as serious as the other operations I have been through.  Still I am scared.  I trust in the Lord, but still....

Since I started the above, I have found out that I should be having surgery on August 31st.  Right now, the doctor has it right down to the time.  It should be at 1:30 PM.  Maybe change depending on how the operations ahead of mine go.

Just thought I would let you know what is coming off.  I think of you so much.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017


As this is the first recipe on for a while and Marilyn is still recovering, she wanted one short, but different.  I think this fills the bill.  It is a great hit at our house especially this time of year.


1 can bead dip
1/2 c. mayonnaise
8 oz sour cream
1 pkg taco seasoning
1/2 to 1 cup chopped green onions
2 to 3 cups shredded lettuce
2 to 3 cup chopped tomatoes
1 pkg shredded cheddar cheese
Few pitted black olives, sliced (if desired)
1 bag of nacho chips

Using large pie dish layer ingredients.