Sunday, September 27, 2009

An update on our Appleseed Project--and pictures from yesterday~

We have only 5 days left to prepare for the Appleseed Shoot event that's being held at our farm!!! We're praying a lot for nice weather--especially since today is so cold and windy and overall, not very cheery... We haven't heard if many people are coming or not, although this afternoon my mom talked to one of our friends and she said that some members of their family quite possibly may come for at least one day. As they have a large family, we were encouraged that our family won't be the only ones on the shooting line. :)

For your information, if you would like to join us and haven't registered yet, please sign up right away at:, as the instructor would like to know how many supplies (targets, T-shirts...) to bring. I know that he brings extra supplies along for people who come without registering, but it's just nicer for him to have an idea of what he'll need...

And now, I'll share the pictures I promised you yesterday!

Here is a group of people visiting in front of the Alfred church. It was a warm, sunny day and was very pleasant outside.

During the morning service, the church choir sang a song together (one I had never heard before) and they did an EXCELLENT job!!! If you look closely, you can see a fellow blogger friend, Kimberly in a green blouse, towards the left side of the picture. :)
There was a special announcement during the service---that there were new members of the church:

This is the guest speaker, Mr. Israel Steinmetz. (All of the pictures of him turned out fuzzy, as he kept on moving around so much. :) He spoke on how many things we really have to be grateful for--and it was such a good reminder!
~ "Thank you, Lord, for your many, many blessings!!!!!!!" ~
This is the fellowship hall...
Here, Pastor Kyner and Curt S. are visiting about the afternoon program (my mom read a poem and our family sang the song, "With My Song").
Pastor Kyner looks a little strict in this picture, but he is really a very kind, loving person and this is just not a very good picture of him! My brother, Andrew and I had a very good talk with him after the noon potluck meal--about marriage, of all things! :) Pastor Kyner has such a servants heart and is a real blessing! His wife is a very special lady too, but she was very busy talking with everyone and I didn't get more than a "Hello" and a smile exchanged with her...
This was taken after the noon meal, when my parents said they were going for a walk, but didn't make it farther than this, as they met up with several friends they wanted to visit with! Here they're visiting with Shirley K. Last year, I rented Shirley (and her late husband, Harris's) pasture for my cows and would, once a week, travel the 50 miles one way to check them and then would visit with Shirley. She is a very special lady and I wish we could see her more. Mother mentioned our Appleseed Shoot to her and she seemed interested! I just love her spunkyness! She lost her dear husband in a farming accident last year, and she misses him very much, but doesn't let that stop her from living life now.
Here Mother is with a long-time friend of ours, Elsie S. I had to get their picture, as the outfits they were wearing were very similar and they almost looked like mother and daughter!
Some gentleman visiting... (My dad and Andrew are on the right...)
Mother snapped this picture of my dear friend, Amber and myself in the kitchen...
A table full of tasty things to eat:
I'm not sure what Andrew & I were looking at, but it must have been interesting! :)

Harvest of Thanks is over-with for another year, but the good news is that we get to be grateful for the harvest (be that material or spiritual...) every day of the year!!!


Kimberly said...

It was so nice to see you there, Cora. Your family's song was so nice. It seems we didn't get to visit much at all but I treasure the few moments we did.

Naomi K said...

It looked like you had a great time at the harvest festival! We do have so much to be thankful for! By the way, we'd love to come out to your Appleseed project, but I don't think it's going to happen this time - with the maze and all, but sometime we'll have to try to get together! and we do enjoy a good shoot-out! Hope it goes well for you :)

Miss Jen said...

I enjoyed every pic!
What a lovely fall outfit
you are wearing!!

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen