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


  1. I enjoyed the pictures. All that food looks yummy! Congrats to Rebecca for making it to orals and to Hudson for making semis!

  2. Oh what a fun post!! I love seeing your family's love for each other and JOYOUS family reunions!! We're entered a new season too with my brother getting married on SATURDAY (the first of the siblings)!!! It's so special seeing how God plans and grows families in His perfect design...each new member is like a special completed piece of the "puzzle." :) Rich blessings on your family as you live and grow and shine for the Lord!
    Much love in Christ,
    ~Martha Joy

  3. Loved this random life update! The nieces and nephews are SOO cute!!

  4. Love all the little grandbabies!! More pics of Jemima next time, if you could. I feel like she was kind of left out in this post. :)

    1. Whose child is Jemima? And when was she born? I must have missed a post somewhere.

    2. Jemima was born in August and is Carson and Carolina's second daughter.

  5. Mrs. Bontrager,

    I always love seeing pictures of your delicious food. It always looks so hearty and healthy. If you have time, would you be willing to do a blog post on your top dinner/lunch/breakfast go to's? I feel like feeding my family well is an area I struggle with. I often get overwhelmed with Pinterest and fall back to the same ol', same ol'. I would love to see what has been the best hits for your family!

  6. Is Josh and family doing well? I have missed his blog posts, but it looks like they're doing fine from the pictures, so that's good. Loved catching up with you all on your blog.


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