Busy Life

To you faithful readers, I apologize for this long delay in posting. Here on the Bontrager Farm, life has been rather hectic. Unless you have lived on a farm, you cannot really understand the pressure of getting the crops in the ground in the spring and then getting them out in the fall. The pressure was even greater this spring when it rained and rained and rained. While Marlin was busy planting the rest of us were his support team. The boys got up early to milk and did most of the chores. The girls made cookies and packed snacks and coffee to take to the field. We also prepared nourishing food that could be taken to the fields if the men kept working over supper time. The little ones took turns riding with daddy on the tractor. We have also been planting in our vegetable and flower gardens.
But no matter how busy we are, the babies keep growing! Rebecca is now an accomplished crawler and is strengthening her legs by pulling herself up by the couch, etc.
There is always time for hugs and loving!
Elizabeth loves gardening and digging in the dirt!

Just last week our tractor was nearly buried in mud! It was a quite a sight to see and hear those 3 powerful tractors struggle with the forces of mud. Our neighbor, Myron, was our Good Samaritan. Thanks, Myron!

Congratulations, Chelsy!

On Saturday we celebrated Chelsy's graduation from highschool at the NICHE graduation. This was an exciting moment for both Chelsy and her family as we honored her musical and academic accomplishments in the last 11 years. We have made plans to continue this celebration with an open house in addition to her senior piano recital on June 22. All are welcome to attend both events.
"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philipians 3:14


Mother's Day Dinner

Our wonderful mother and her little girl!
The beautiful bouquet our florist, Allison, arranged for Mother.

Allison set the table, each spot complete with its own flower. She also made a wonderful dinner, using all new recipes from her newest garage sale treasure, a gourmet cookbook. The food was wonderful!!

Fresh Green Salad w/ grilled chicken and tuscan vinaigrette

~Mushroom Tomato Soup~

~ Buttermilk Chive Biscuits~

~Chocolate Mousse Torte~

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth saftly trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.....Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates."
Proverbs 31:10,11,28,29,30,&31