A Day with the Bontrager Family in November`

Hello! This is just a quick glimpse into our lives in this season of harvest. On most days we (everyone except Marlin & Mitchell-they spend almost every waking hour in the field) spend the mornings doing the "book" part of school and the afternoons running errands, riding in the combine or tractor, and doing various other farm and household chores.

Elizabeth: Vacuuming

Chelsy & Rebecca: Wiping the kitchen floor

Taylor: Piano practice

Denver: Learning how to type

Joshua: Working in his Language Arts workbook

Carson: Tackling Algebra I with the help of a teacher on cd

Chelsy and Rebecca: Packing lunches for the men in the field

Marlin: Combining corn

Mitchell: Hauling the wagons full of corn to the grain elevator

Hudson: Riding in the tractor or combine, usually all day.

"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." I Corinthians 10:31


  1. And what about Miss Allison???:) What does she do?:) It'd be so fun to ride along in the combine again! It seems like such a long time ago that harvesting was a part of our lives!

  2. You are all beautiful/handsome, but Rebecca steals the show! Honest! What a fun age!

  3. So fun to have a glimpse! :) The picture of the girls making lunches is precious! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Looks like a fun and happy family!!

  5. Dorcas,
    "Miss Allison" was doing her schoolwork on this day, but the substitute photographer (Chelsy's mother) doesn't always take good pictures.

  6. Hello !
    Its sure is neat to see what a day in your life is like!
    Did you get a new piano? It looks beautiful!!!!!
    Tricia M.


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