Tuesday, July 29, 2014
JEAN ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS
There were questions about Michael and Edward's crops that they grown on their lot. Last year they grew corn, but this year, they are growing vegetables. Yes, they do everything from start to finish including selling. David is here if they have questions, need advice or they need help, - but they are on their own. Last year Michael did most of it on his own as Edward broke his ankle, but this year they are doing it together.
Do we have anything special we like to do when the little children are on vacation? We like to go fishing, have picnics, visit relatives, bake, go for a buggy ride and get ice cream cones and more. We enjoy being together.
Do we have a lot of tourists where we live? Not really. We live out on a country road, off a country road, off a country road - so we are not that easy to find. Sometimes we get tourists, but very seldom.
Someone asked how much do our buggies weigh? It depends how they are construction and what they put on them. Most of our and Amish buggies weight about 1000 pounds to 1200 pounds.
Do we have yard sales or tag sales on a regular basis to bring in extra money? Not on a regular basis. After we got moved into this house, we found a lot of items we don't use or need so we had a yard sale, but that is not on a regular basis.
Yes, there are thrift stores, a little way from our house, that we make use of. We use it mostly for things like tools, some clothes, small kitchen items, but when it comes to something major like a washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove, etc. - we usually buy new. I like to go to thrift stores with Susan and Katie to see what we can find.
Was there anyone else, in our community, aside from Martha, who was an Englisher and chose to be baptized in our church? No, there hasn't been. Once in a great while someone will come, live our way for a while, and then decide not to join. Having someone from the outside world join Old Order Mennonite is rare.
I have more questions to answer, but some take longer to answer, so I or Anna will answer them in other posts. As of right now, it looks like I will be back next week.
Be With God,