Tuesday, July 31, 2018


                                          The barn and silo are right near me in South Coventry
                                          Blue silo is Kolb's Farm East Coventry

First, I thank Mary for sending us these beautiful silo pictures.

Second: She had a great flower idea.  How many sending a picture of your flowers, roadside flowers, your neighbors flowers, or any kind of flowers in your area.  When you send, please tell what country or state they are from.  Send pictures to: lincolnlady1121@yahoo.com  When I receive some, I will put them on here so others can see flowers from your area.

I checked and made sure I had the e-mail right.  I believe I typed it wrong last time.

Monday, July 30, 2018


Sam has a garden in our backyard every year.  What he doesn't need, he shares with his neighbor which I am one of. 

Friday, July 27, 2018


Finally, we are getting our windows washed.  This is the tower building across the street from where I live.  We haven't had the windows washed since the new windows were put in when they remodeled the apartments six years ago.  So you can see the job being done

Somehow our building did not get put on the cleaning contract and there is a meeting in our new Manager's Office as I put this post on here.  Our previous manager made the contract and forgot to put us on.  She has left and now they have a mess. 

Anyway, this is how the window washer works. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018


My neighbor Sam, has sunflowers in his garden every year.  This year was no exception. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018



2 Tbsp margarine or butter
1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion
salt and pepper
Dash of garlic powder
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 green pepper, chopped
1 can cream style corn
1 can pitted ripe olives, sliced
2 cups cooked spaghetti
1/4 can granulated Parmesan cheese
1 can tomato soup

Brown the ground beef slightly in margarine or butter.  Add the onion, chopped, salt and pepper, dash of garlic powder, sugar and chopped green pepper.  Saute.  Then add corn, olives, spaghetti, all but a small amount of Parmesan cheese (reserve some for top) and tomato soup.  Place in greased casserole, sprinkle top with reserved Parmesan cheese, and bake for 30 min at 350 degrees.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Well, it sure took me a long time to get back on here, again.  Of course we had plowing and planting.  It's just not our farm we do.  If a neighbor needs a hand, we go help them and there seemed to be several of them this year that needed it.

Now we are praying that the Lord will provide us with some rain.  So far crops are growing, but not as fast as previous years and some not as well.  We are not receiving as many vegetables per plant this year as we have in previous years  We did have some rain last night and according to the weather suppose to rain the next couple of days.  We hope that happens.

Also, in addition to farming, I do siding on houses.  This year, it seems several people want their house done this year, which is good, except Bishop Eli, Michael and myself can't get them as fast as people want them.  I had to hire another crew - which means I had to train them.  Training them takes time and even after that they need supervision for a while.  Believe me, we are glad for the work, I'm not complaining (Anna says it sounds like it), it's just everything is coming at once.  It seems everyone wants their siding on - yesterday.

Many times when putting siding on a house, we see other things that have to be repaired on the house.  We even had to put new roof on a couple of houses.  People see the house looks so nice with the siding on and their roof looks so bad - they want and should replace it.  Of course, we are glad to do the work, but it takes extra time.

Anna says for me to stop complaining.  The Lord has provided us with this work and we are to do it.  After we pay everyone, for all the supplies, etc. - the rest is ours.  We put some away for the winter.  Also, we give a percentage to the church for needs that might come up for people.

I don't know if I told you about collection in our church.  Twice a year, there is a leather bag by the door.  As we leave, we can put a plain envelope in the bag with our donation in it.  We don't put our names or anything on it.  That is our donation, just between us and the Lord.  So no one knows how much anyone give.  If between these two donations, Bishop Eli needs more money for someone's medical  bills, has to replace a barn or house after a fire, etc., he either lets us know a week ahead and we make a donation at the next service.  If it is a now emergency and can't wait until service, some of the church board goes from home to home asking for donations.  Since Eli has been Bishop, we haven't had a door to door collection.

Oh, I forgot the money we put in the collection is decided between Anna and myself.  No one tells us how much to donate.  Seeing that the money is in a plain envelope when it goes into the collection, no one knows how much anyone put in.  If someone can not afford to put anything in, that is fine, too.  Somehow  and I don't know he does it, but if someone doesn't put in the collection, Bishop Eli goes to their home - not to make them donate- but to see if they need financial help.

Bishop Eli says the problem is he can't help people, if we don't know about it.  It is hard for some people to ask..  Everyone in our church group has donated at one time or another.  In fact, they are very generous.  If someone that needs help and we can handle it out of pocket, we just do it.  A couple of needs I have seen some work that needed to be done on a house we were working and saw something that should be fixed.  If I know the people can't afford it and I can, I sometimes just fix it an don't charge for it.  I am not saying it with pride, it's just what we do.  Others of our church do the same thing.

Well I have gone a bit about money, butI just wanted you to know what we do.

Trust God's Wisdom,

Monday, July 23, 2018


Went to the Farmers Market in Lyons, New York last Saturday morning.  This is the only Mennonite Stand there.  They were very kind to let me take pictures.  I didn't mean to get the granddaughter's picture or grandmother's picture. 

This is not all of the Farmer's Market  It will take more posts to get all the Farmer's Market on here.   

Friday, July 20, 2018


These are pictures of fields I saw on the backgrounds.

It is my fault that Elmer did not have a post today.  A friend had a medical problem and I had to take her to the doctor.  It took A LOT longer than we thought it would.