Category Archives: Family

Here Kitty, kitty

Bob and I set up at the Oneida Farmer’s Market today for the first time. We had extra help as Rob’s Aryana is spending three days with us.

It was cool today, not hot and sweaty. Just right for us.

Aryana found a friend early in our time at the market.

She kept telling people she had 25 cats at home (meaning our barn cats which number about 10).

I took this photo of Ary holding this cat switching from another that was owned by two little girls. I told Bob I was sending the photo to Rob. Bob said, “Tell Rob Aryana got the cat really cheap,” knowing a kitten was the last thing Rob needed. (Bob’s sense of humor was showing.)

Rob said, “Haha. Very funny.”

A gaggle of little girls over-loved the two cats until they hid under the car of the owner–the girls’ mother wasn’t worried. The cats eventually came out at the end of the market.

A fun day was had by all, well, maybe not by the two cats so much.

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From wet to windy

We had the opportunity to go to a Farmer’s Market for free this morning.

We left home under clouds. It started to rain about a mile from the Tractor Supply parking lot where we were to set up.

We waited an hour and after the rain stopped we set up our canopy alongside some other sellers.

There were a few shoppers but had hoped for more.

When the wind picked up we took down the canopy and sat by our tables hoping the wind wouldn’t tip them over and break my painted tiles.

At least it got us out of the house and we also got treated to lunch by Rebecca and Andy–thanks for the take-down help you too and for the yummy lunch. Glad we were close to your home.

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Birthday bash

Well, it really wasn’t a bash, but it was a nice family gathering for our grandson Harrison’s fifth birthday.

The cousins that were at Russell and Cynthia’s house had a water balloon fight and slip-n-slide fun.

The rest of us ate and talked.

Harrison had all kinds of fun on Sunday. This was his third party: one with Mom and Dad on his day, one with school friends on Saturday, and finally with family on Sunday. What a lucky kid.

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quick quiz

This photo was taken during Camp Manzke last weekend. Can you identify the word depicted?

Today was another Saturday we were happy we didn’t have campers in our backyard. A Fast-moving thunderstorm that came through the area a bit ago would have raised havoc with campers and tents. Good thing it was just Bob and me here when it went through and we were safe in the house.

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More Camp Manzke Photos

I just thought I’d add a couple more photos from our family weekend.

Dave and Russell spent hours cutting up fallen trees on our farm. We are so thankful for their help and also for the help of Seth and Rob who helped pick up log pieces from the lane.

Now that our farm lane is clear of fallen trees Bob and I are able to drive down to our favorite viewing spot by the woods.

This photo was taken from our favorite spot last year. Any day we catch a glimpse of a whitetail or two is always a good day.