Friday, March 26, 2010

Butchering Day

March 25 was butchering say at the Penner Farm shop. With about 15 -20 of the farm people around to help the work went pretty quickly and was actually lots of fun. And also rewarding if I may add. To put a supply of meat in the freezer to feed the crew is rewarding!

It all starts in the barn where we raise these curious critters. We kept a few back that we didn't ship to the killing plant and tackled the job ourselves.


De boning the meat before it gets put through the meat grinder.


Reuben and Brain had the job of grinding the meat.




Its always nice to see smiles on the peoples faces as they work.








Measuring the packages so they are almost all the right size.








Boneless pork chops.


My sweetheart! Abit tired as you can see,but after all its been a pretty long day!

The rows of sausages that our son in law Josh made with the help of Rita and Nathan.

Raymond and James were doing the labeling. They enjoyed putting some of their artistic work on some of the packages. Which is kind of nice later on when you get the packages out of of the freezer. It brings happy memories back from the day.

This package is labeled GB for ground beef.

Ruth did a video of some of us wrapping. Towards the end of the day it can become kind of funny at times.

video













Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm Taged by Rebbeca so there you go!


1.High heels or boots? Boots


2.What time did you get up this morning? 6:30


3.What was the last movie you saw in the cinema? Never have.


4.What is your name? Esther


5.What is your favorite tv show? Don't watch TV.

6.What do you usually have for breakfast? Whatever gets cooked.


7.What is your middle name? Don't have one.


8.What food do you dislike? Raw tomatoes


9.What is your favorite CD at the moment? Any whole some gospel music.


10.What characteristic do you despise? Ungratefulness


11.Favorite clothing? Modest clothing.


12.Anywhere in the world on vacation? To the mountains.


13.Are you organized? I like to be,but its hard to stay there.


14.Where would you retire to? My bed.


15.What was your most recent memorable birthday? My 45Th. The whole family was home and we had BBQ ed steak!


16.What are you going to do when you finish? Go to the shop and help my hubby.


17.What is your birthstone? Amethyst.


18.Person you expect to publish this first? I don't know.


19.When is your birthday? February 14th.


20.Are you a morning person or a night person? I like to get to bed on time so that I can get up in the morning with my husband which is between 5:30 and 6:30 am.


21.What is your shoe size? 8


22.Do own any animals? Many, together with my hubby.


23.Any news you'd like to share? Our son is getting married in July.


24.When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Exactly what I am now. A wife,mother and Grammy.

25.What is your favorite flower? I love flowers! But nothing beats getting and bunch of roses.

26.What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? May 19th our 25th anniversary.


27.If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue.


28.How is the weather right now? Very VERY windy, and snowing.


29.Last person you spoke to on the phone? Neighbour.


30.Favorite drink? Water and milk.


31.Favorite restaurant? Where ever my husband decides to take me. Not picky.


32.Hair color? Brown with many gray hairs coming.


33.What was your favorite toy as a child? My dolls,I didn't have any sisters to share them though.


34.Summer or winter? Summer


35.Chocolate or vanilla? A little bit of both.


36.Coffee or tea? No thanks!


37.Wish you were still young? I like to think that each stage I am going through is a gift from God and am enjoying it.


38.Do you want your friends to publish this? Whatever they desire.


39.When was the last time you cried? Don't rightly remember.


40.What is under your bed? Spare cushions for the children to sleep on if they need to be close to us at night.


41.What did you do last night? My parents came for a visit and we looked at some photos.


42.What are you afraid of? Traveling in a snowstorm.


43.Salty or sweet? Some of both! I still like to satisfy my sweet tooth after each meal.


44.Best quality you have? My still learning.


45.How many years at your current job? Almost 25 years. Being there for my family.


46.Favorite day of the week? Each day has its special events.


47.What four people will you tag? Whoever wants to play this game.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hauling Wheat

Now that it's getting closer to spring we sell most of the grain that's on the yard and make room in the bins for the new grain coming in when we harvest.
since we live pretty far away from an elevator we just fill up train cars and that way we just need to haul it right into town which is only 3/4 mile from our yard and that makes it alot easier.
Today was one of those days when we were hauling grain to town and we ended up getting a really neat looking car with lot's of graffiti on it,so here are some pictures of hauling grain today.

The boys are getting spring fever so they were really excited that they got to go along with Daddy on the truck.

They even got to climb up to the top of the car.

The view from the top.

The cool car :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sun Shine

Well last week for the whole entire week we had no sun shine,we were all getting pretty tired of not having the sun around,so by the the beginning of this week we were all really looking forward to the sunny weather that was in the forecast,thankfully we got all of that sun shine and everyone enjoyed it VERY much.
Here are some pictures of our sun shinny week!


Can you imagine what it would be like if there was all of a sudden a week where Jesus would just not shine or live in our lives and watch out for us and love us,we'd feel pretty cold and empty on the inside and it would be alot worse then just missing out on the literal sun shine.

Praise GOD that Jesus is ALWAYS there for us!!!


Tag


K umm I've never done this before so I guess we'll see how it goes.

1. High heels or boots? Boots mostly.


2. What time did you get up this morning? 7:18

3. What was the last movie you saw in the cinema? Space Station,a long time ago.


4. What is your name? Raechelle,but nick named Rae or Chelle

5. What is your favorite TV show? Don't have one.

6. What do you usually have for breakfast? Whatever my family is having,it's something different every day.

7.What is your middle name? Ann

8.What food do you dislike? Tomatoes

9.What is your favorite CD at the moment? umm Michael W Smith A New Hallelujah.


10.What characteristic do you despise?

11.Favorite clothing? T-shirt,hoodie,and jeans or skirt.

12.Anywhere in the world on vacation? British Columbia (the mountains)


13. Are you organized? Of corse (I think :) )


14. Where would you retire to? To my bed in the evening :)


15. What was your most recent memorable birthday? my last one,it was my first surprise birthday party.

16. What are you going to do when you finish? Go and sew on my dress for my brothers wedding in July.

17. What is your birthstone? Topaz

18.Person you expect to publish this first? Not sure.

19. When is your birthday? November 25

20. Are you a morning person or a night person? Not exactly,but I can be if I need to :)


21. What is your shoe size? 8.5

22. Do you own any animals? One pig and a horse.

23. Any news you'd like to share? I can't wait till summer so that I can go ride my horse with my brother and sister.


24. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? a Mom with little babies.


25. What is your favorite flower? Daisy

26.What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? The day I get to hold my nephew Andy again :)

27. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Green

28. How is the weather right now? -5 and very,very windy.


29. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My Mom.

30. Favorite drink? Pepsi ice tea and water.


31.Favorite restaurant? Not sure probably Perkins.

32. Hair color? Brownish blond.

33. What was your favorite toy as a child? My doll.

34. Summer or winter? Summer all the way (except we can't play hockey then :( )

35. Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla


36. Coffee or tea? TEA


37. Wish you were still young? I am still young!

38. Do you want your friends to publish this? If they want to sure.


39. When was the last time you cried? When my nephew Andy came home :)


40. What is under your bed? Rita and Ruth (we sleep on a bunk bed)

41.What did you do last night? Put all the furniture back into our basement,we just painted it.

42.What are you afraid of? Snakes

43.Salty or sweet? Sweet

44.Best quality you have? I don't know on my own and I've never asked anyone.

45.How many years at your current job? Not sure I think maybe 3 years.


46.Favorite day of the week? depends what we are doing :)

47.What four people will you tag?

I don't have any four people
.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Memoreis Monday

In memory of our little Rosalyn who was born March 14 th 2003.
You were with us for one short week before you went back to your makers arms. We have many memories of that short week. But we know for certain that she is experiencing no illness and that she now has a prefect whole heart. Here are some pictures to lead you through the week that we spent with our little loved one.

A poem that our daughter Rebecca wrote for Rosalyn's memory card.

A wee bit of heaven

Drifted down from above

A handful of happiness

A heart full of love.

But God saw it better

To take her back to Him

So that this little sweetheart

Won't have to live in this world of sin.

On earth she was our angel

So cute and precious to us all.

We would have liked to keep her here

But God wanted her when she was small.

Our little ROSE now blooms,

in a garden up above,

And even if we cannot see her,

We know God's watching her with love.

We ask God to help us

To understand His will,

To help us to grow closer to Him,

And our hearts with love to fill.

We love you little Rosie and are waiting to meet you once again someday.

Your family

"Fear thou not;for I am with thee:be not dismayed;for I am thy God:I will strengthen thee;yea,I will help thee;yea,I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

Isaiah 41:10



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pasta Day at the Penners

Last week we got a BIG batch of pasta mixed. We used 25 pounds of flour and about 7 dozen eggs. After we got that mixed we were busy making it into noodles.





Everyone was kept busy for awhile rolling the dough till it was thin enough with a noodle machine and then the same machine cuts it into noodles as well.






We hung them up to dry for a few days and put them into containers for storing.


This gave us lots of pasta to last us for a year. Handy for any recipes calling for noodles.

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Dad's Birthday!

This is my Dad (Henry) His birthday was yesterday and we had lots of fun celebrating it.
Let me just tell you that I think I have the best Dad in the whole world,I am very blessed that he works at home on the farm and teaches us everything that we need to know,he is always right there for me to talk to,and I know that he loves us all very much.
Daddy thanks for always being there,you're the best, I LOVE you sooo much!!


So for Dad's birthday we surprised him by inviting The Pauls' family over,Josh and Becca and Ryan and Yvonne (his fiancee)
We had a yummy supper and then we surprised him again by going curling in Manitou.
So here are a few pictures of our evening.
My Daddy

Kerri

Mr. Pauls
Kerri and Rita brushing hard.
Becca
Jen being the skipper (doing a great job :) )
The little guys just having fun watching.
Becca doing the skipper thing :)
And then after a very fun day we came home and celebrated Canada's winning the Olympic gold medal in hockey!!! (at least Rita,Ruth and I did :) )
Yahoo!!!
Way to go guys!!