Sunday, May 30, 2010


The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.

This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Sub-sequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some of the symptoms include:

1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.

The Repair Technician, JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:

1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. For free emergency service, call on Jesus.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention.


P.S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by 'Knee mail.'

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Enough Already!

Oops, that's a little much ...

Our funny guys took the opportunity to set up a pose ... they overwatered with a little jug?

Waterfall @ Klasse Woods

While we haven't been receiving the torrents of rain that surrounding areas have been -- like six inches within a week just South of the Souris River -- we did receive a good inch this morning within just 20 minutes.

It made our own private waterfall just out the back door -- sound effects and all!

At times like these, we're thankful to have sandy soil -- not much damage to the gardens & field because the water soaks away quite quickly.

Since we haven't gotten a lot of rain this week, we're thankful for this moisture.

To date, we've also not been in too dire need of intermittent rains sufficient to nourish the land.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Maker of the Mystery Marks

If you guessed that a turtle made those tracks in the sand, you are right!

Our boys were thrilled to see this little guy. It was the highlight of their Sunday evening drive.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dandelion Delights

Dandelions are a seasonal thing. They bloom for a couple weeks and then they are done for the most part. I refuse to chemicalize my yard to get rid of them for in doing such I also put the health of my children at risk. Instead, they delight in picking flowers for Mommy -- and I put them in crystal vases to brighten our home.

Did you know that dandelions are also VERY healthy? Add the tender greens leaves to salads, the powdered root cleanses the blood and even the bright yellow flowers can be use to make Dandelion jelly -- a local entrepreneur that we've met at Farmer's Market & homeschool functions is known worldwide for her "Dandelion Jelly".

Dandelions can also be FUN. Brayden's brilliant idea blossomed:

Then our littles spent delightful hours in the dandelion patch -- enjoying the sunshine, the flowers and being creative.

... making dandelion shields with the tennis racket reminded them of the fun at Grandma's house too. They've spent hours playing SnaPics at Grandma's house (SnaPics were a toy made by Tupperware in days long ago).

It never ceases to amaze me ... the things little minds can come up with.

... and as usual, the cheapest things make the best toys!

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Time to Re-do the Roof

Sometimes living out in the country requires that one does things the hard way. Lumber yards don't readily send out their shingle elevators into the bush country. It makes one thankful for health & strength ... and many willing hands! Thanks God! Thanks guys!

That job done, now praying for some warm dry days to complete the project.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mystery Marks

Can you guess what kind of creature made these tracks?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Toy? Or Tool?

This nifty seeder has been on Ken's wishlist for a while, but this year it was promoted to being a part of the resources here @ Klasse Woods. It is the perfect thing to plant a market garden -- in fact we bought it from some very successful market gardeners who are finished their career.

It does the tedious backbreaking work of precisely seeding, properly spacing the seeds, then packing them as well ... all in one pass. What a blessing it is proving to be.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Poplar Prime Time

The oldest three of our young men have been busy felling & peeling poplar logs.

There is a small window of time in spring that is prime time for this project ... which will make it possible to finish the project later in the year. Grandpa told them they had to wait until just the right time to harvest the logs & peel them - in spring.

Throughout the summer, the logs will dry out & then they will be ready to be used.

It's a lot of work, but interesting and fun ... not to mention a great use of their time and a great productive way to enjoy the outdoors in early spring.

Can you guess what project they have in mind?

Shaping Up

Five new candles took shape this week. Brayden has been busy, with some help from the rest of us, making some new molds for his candles. It was nice to have two new flower molds ready for Mother's Day. In fact, that's a wonderful Mother's Day gift for me -- to see my dreams coming to reality. Thanks Brayden!

The little violin mold was the inspiration behind the whole candle business just over six years ago. Our first method of molding the violin trio proved to be less than satisfactory ... it has taken a lot of persistence and patience to finally have the time & resources to finally bring this to fruition.

Watch for the remainder of the strings trio in the months to come...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cambodia - Landscapes

I hope all of you that are watching are enjoying the tour of Cambodia. Below I have posted a bunch of scenery pictures from around the country.

This is a rice field that is watered from the nearby lake (below).

Palm Trees are an ever present sight.

While we were there we had one night time thunder storm, not much rain though.

This is just a sky shot at around sunset about 6:15 PM.

Above is the sunset across the parking lot at the
airport in Cambodia just a few hours before we left.
Below is the sunrise the next morning during our layover in Korea.

Watch for more posts!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Busy Days

You've probably guessed that these are busy days @ Klasse Woods ... schooling, baking, planting, cleaning, singing, making candles & some new molds, a new wood project ... and the list goes on.

Not much time for posting, but you can check out some of the new things here.

I'm planning a few new project posts coming up soon and there are still a couple more Cambodian posts yet to come...