Fall::Life with the Bontragers

Leaves falling.....
Crop harvest is finally over, and we are all rejoicing to have that behind us, although it was a good season once again.

Hudson & Rebecca doing school
music practice

When you live on a farm....there is always something happening to keep life exciting. And...frustrating. =)
As you can see, there is something wrong with the above photo. Not the normal position for a tractor/wagon. There was hay on the wagon, prior to the crash....

A highlight for the younger ones this fall was getting a batch of seven cats from one of our cousins. Those cats have been loved nearly to death. =)

Mitchell & Carson have been working hard for our new family business, Bontrager Applicators. We miss them when they're gone all week and we're all excited to see them home again on the weekends.
Liz begged me to teach her how to iron, so I did. Fifteen seconds into her first try she burnt herself, but got right back to it again. This is one of her favorite jobs-ironing the boys' handkerchiefs.
We've been teaching our young men to be bachelors. Well, not really...but they're being prepared! Denver makes the most scrumptious pumpkin pancakes...
Fall tradition=homemade donuts
Birthday parties!
Learning to read....Allison & Rebecca do phonics together every morning. One morning Allison put phonics & cooking together and she and Rebecca made these adorable little cupcakes spelling the names of our cats.
lots of school...
Bible Bee practice (more to come on this!)
 It's trapping season!
trapping party with cousins...
 Carson's big buck
Denver went out hunting for the first time this year, and on his very first try....got a little buck, just his size. =) We were all thrilled for him.
"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven..." Ecclesiastes 3:1


  1. I love posts like these! Thanks!


  2. What a fun post! Thanks for all the pictures. :)

    God bless you all. =)

  3. I love looking at pictures of your beautiful family!!

  4. I enjoyed this post! I love the picture of Allison reading to Rebecca. Ooo!!! That's great about the boys and their first bucks! When I went hunting with my Dad a few years ago, the only time we saw deer was when we weren't prepared to get them! What a fun post! God bless!

    Rebecca K.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing all of the pictures and updates! This season is so pleasantly full, but the Lord remains faithful through it all. =) Thanks for the update! Blessings!!

    With Joy in Christ,


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