Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Also in October

Along with having guest staying on out farm we had other doings.
We helped decorate and serve for our church Oktoberfest. I learned how to make German brats and spaetzle. It was very tasty and fun to learn other ways to cook food.

We had Pioneer Days event in the town. Here is a neat display for Halloween.

A friend of ours makes woolen capes all by hand even spins his own wool.

Corn Stalking

This is a LOT of sweet corn and dent stalks in the back of my truck. It took 4 people and 1 machete to load all these donated stalks for decorating the mill. Took me an hour to unload it by myself.

Vegan Colon Anatomy Lesson

Yes, this is a sweet potato from my garden. Joshua pulled this giant out of the dirt and called it a colon potato. So we brought in the house and took photos. I used a fork for size, it weighed over a pound. Those are regular sweet potatoes next to it.

And this is what we served for lunch and dinner that evening. It was tasty.

Happy Halloween!

Schoch Mission Visit

We had our friends stay over at our place this month for their mission home base. They had presentations and family to visit in the area. We had collected donated dental and medical items for them as well as specific items they needed back in Africa. I got to make vegan dishes from my garden and learned about vegan requirements. I have a great recipe for vegan waffles. 

Handmade African clothes hanging out to dry. Our friends wore these often during their stay. 
The colors of the fabrics were stunning.

Joshua their son riding Luna our Fox Trotter. Osa and Zilla kept them company on the ride. Alan keeps Luna from eating too much grass.
Doug, Tamara and Joshua Schoch saying good bye to our farm. They are headed back to their
 mission in Tanzania next week.
They are great people to have as friends doing wonderful things in Africa.

Loaded up with 7+ luggage bags full of food, medical and dental supplies. 

Till we meet again in 2015. Happy Trails.