Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
A Don Fracisco concert
My family and I had opportunity to see Don Francisco give a concert at a church in Conover, a town north of Eagle River. Friends of ours Phil and Diane got it arranged for Don Francisco to come to the Northwoods. It has been a years long dream of Phil's to have him up here for a concert. It almost happened a year or so ago but, fell through and finally last Tuesday night it became a reality. We were very excited both for Phil and for us to see Don Francisco as we've been blessed by his music for many years now. I think it was around 1981 when a fellow I worked with first gave me a tape of his.
Phil is involved in a prison ministry and he arranged also for him to give a concert at a prison on Wednesday. I haven't heard yet how it went but, I'm sure it was great.
The song in the video above called "He's Alive" is one of the songs Don is famous for. To hear this song in person, I think, gave us all goose bumps, I know it did for me for sure. He played and sang alone as he was not accompanied by anyone else on this trip but, it was still amazing. Don Francisco has a real gift. The Holy Spirit certainly ministers through the music.
Here's a link to Don Francisco's website for more about his music and ministry. http://www.rockymountainministries.org/
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The little red trailer is used to cart the live birds in from the pasture where they are kept in the movable pens.
Normally the dump trailer is used to haul paper and cardboard once a week to a recycling facility in a near by town. That's why it has tall sides. Makes for a great wind break. Sometimes you have to improvise.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Fernando Ortega is one of my favorite musicians. The video above is a tribute to Billy Grahams wife Ruth, who passed away awhile back.
Many years ago we saw Ortega in person at a church in Kenosha Wisconsin. It was simply him singing and playing either a guitar or piano. To me that is the best kind of music, one or more people singing along with stringed instruments. Way better than the lights and glitz of modern concerts.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Some better pictures
I couldn't believe how many more leaves had dropped just over night. It was cold last night in the mid 20's.
We have some ripe tomatoes still on the vine in the greenhouse, as well as peppers, eggplant, and celery. In the top picture you can barely see the green house along the tree line. It's nearly 100' long.
Chicken tractors in the Fall
The birds and cages mash down the grass in their wake. The birds forage through the grass eating bugs, worms and such. They eat the grass to. The manure left behind is fantastic for the fertility of the field. The dark green grasses that come up days after the pens have moved ahead are a definite contrast to the grasses that have not had the manure treatment.