"Grand as it is, planet Earth is part of something even grander- that great plan of God. Simply summarized, the Earth was created that families might be." Elder Russell M. Nelson
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Sheila writes in black, Rick in blue.

We drove to the Benesch farm so that I could give Primary sharing time materials to Norelle who is doing Sharing time this week.  It will be great to have someone take turns with me.  They are still feeding the new lambs.  They were given a new one, Oreo colored.  They call him Panda.

Elders Quorum President Frank Benesch feeding one of the lambs.

The Benesh farm from the back paddock.

Panda - I would call him Oreo but Norelle thinks that sounds like a female sheep

Brother Benesch's mother with the little lambs.

The rooster moves around as if he is indeed king of the farm

They love Elder Berger's shoe laces

Sheila and Norelle with the lambs.

Me, Norelle and the lambs

 Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The subject \in Seminary was Mercy and there was a lovely spirit and good experience.  After working on the Sunday hymns with Sister Betts, I practiced my Canon in D number for an hour.  During my morning walk, an older man with a cane and a hat with a feather that looked like something an elf would wear, moved aside as I walked toward him, and tipped his hat to me saying what a lovely morning.  It was a fun experience.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

We left early to go to the Benesch farm to help with the barbecue we are having to say farewell to the Tongan members of our branch leaving for home for the next six months.  The Tongans roasted the pigs on a man-made spit.  It was cold but by the end of the meal the sun was shining.

Lucy had a little lamb
It's fleece was black and white
and everywhere that Lucy went,
it followed with delight.

Some of the Tongans and the elders

Elder Kelly says "When are we gonna eat?"

Porky and Petunia??

Lucy thought the pigs looked uncomfortable.

The MacDonald family supervising the pig roasters.

Michael MacDonald is always on the move.

The shearing shed with a little furniture, turned into a fine place to dine

Everyone is just standing around waiting for the roasted pigs to appear. As we found out later, when they did appear many of us turned into pigs ourselves.

Roasting pigs are almost done.

Our tables await.

Here they come.

If this is not a look of anticipation, I don't know what is!

Toby is learning some of the finer points from the master.

Carving the pork.

And eating the pork.

President Sully askes Brother Benesch "what the heck is that in my bowl?"

I guess I'll eat it anyway.

Michael with son Toby and Panda the lamb.

View from outside the Dining Room / Shearing Shed.

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