Farm Happenings!!!

We've been home for three weeks now and are loving these fall days of working on the farm, combining, loving on all the littles, enjoying scrumptious meals around the big wooden table with our favorites (family!), gathering garden produce, studying for the BB, and doing all those daily tasks that need to be done (or sometimes realizing they just can't all be done!). The LORD has blessed us tremendously, and we have so much to be grateful for! This fall is only starting, but we look forward to what the Lord has in store as we work+love+serve together!

Keep seeking+delighting in your Savior Who is the only One Who can truly make your fall the joyful season you want it to be!

Here's a little of our life currently!
Wallace-such a fun little fella!
soooo much yummy garden produce!
Nana+Jubilee! A happy duo!
Hudson ad Rebecca-reliving their childhood days with Jubilee!
This darling brightens our hearts!
Many full days of harvest. Dad does an amazing job at this!
We always love when we get invited to one of the married sibling's houses for dinner!
Here we are at Josh and Cassidy's for dinner+games.
Huds-our diligent calf feeder!

And then... this little guy came for a visit along with Daddy+Mommy and little bro. Oh the fun we had with them!!
Axton absolutely LOVES the cows and anything that has to do with the farm!

Chelsy+Dad in the combine.
Alli+Jeremiah came for a day visit while John+Chelsy were there. We love having them as well!
Elliot was captivated while "playing" Rook!
While the sisters were in town, we celebrated Mom's birthday with a big party, Bontrager style!
John, the expert griller.
 The Big Happy Family!
Rebecca is the best auntie and the little guys love her!
Denver has been busy lately hauling for Bontrager Family Applicators. 
Apple picking party!
Rebecca and Jemima!
We enjoyed celebrating Hudson's party! Happy 15th!
Combining with Grandpa is the best!!!

"And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding."
Daniel 2:21


Donut Day!!

Making donuts is a fun fall tradition of ours and we look forward to biting into the delicious donuts when donut day arrives!  Maybe try making them at your house someday-they are a very fun family project and the yumminess is rewarding!

Here's Joe eating his first homeade donut!
Hudson is an expert at dusting donuts with powdered sugar!
Frying donuts!
maple glaze+powdered sugar
Yummy breakfast of donuts, homeade sausages, and scrambled eggs!

Here's our favorite recipe! Comment below when you make them-we'd love to hear how they turned out!

2 cups milk

1 cup sugar or 1/2 cup honey

3/4 cup butter

2tsp salt

1 Tablespoon yeast

1 C. warm water

3 eggs

10-11 cups flour (we often use half whole wheat and half unbleached white flour)

Scald milk. Stir in sugar, butter and salt; set aside to cool. Dissolve yeast in the warm water; set aside. Beat eggs. When the milk mixture is luke-warm, mix in the eggs and yeast mixture. Stir in just enough flour to make a soft dough. Let dough rise until double in size. Roll out and cut into doughnuts. Let rise again until light. Fry in 365 degrees (we use coconut oil).  Sugar or glaze as desired. Makes 65 delicious doughnuts!!!

"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."

Psalm 34:8