Archive for March, 2017

Favorite Pictures-2016

An assorted collection of some of my favorite pictures from the year.

March 16, 2016

April 12, 2016

April 18, 2016

May 15, 2016

May 15, 2016

September 2, 2016

October 2, 2016 – Tony Hertzler

October 15, 2016 – Moon shining through the boughs of a pine tree

November 6, 2016

November 13, 2016

November 25, 2016

November 27, 2016

December 14, 2016


Favorite Family Photos

This blog post will be updated as I get more “favorite” pictures to share.

May 30, 2010 – Mama Hertzler

May 30, 2010 -Gene and his dad chatting

September 22, 2004 -My folks


September 20, 2014

Favorite Pictures – 2003-2010


June 7, 2009

March 28, 2010 – Sunrise

March 28, 2010

May 30, 2010

Favorite Pictures-2015


January 15, 2015 – Feeding a newborn calf in the middle of the night


March 4, 2015

April 2, 2015 – Communion


May 3, 2015

May 4, 2015 – Sunset

May 9, 2015

May 24, 2015

May 23, 2015


September 22, 1015

September 28, 2015

December 4, 2015


Favorite Pictures-2014


January 25, 2014 – Sunrise

April 2, 2014

July 12, 2014

August 12, 2014 – Can see the craters on the moon

 August 22, 2014

August 31, 2014 – Peaceful scene by the pond

September 20, 2014 – Gene on Grandpa’s old tractor

September 21, 2014

September 21, 2014

November 24, 2014

December 18, 2014 – Buzzards




Favorite Pictures: 2011-2013

August 24, 2013

August 17, 2013

August 3, 2013

August 26, 2013

May 11, 2013

May 16, 2013 – Joe Hertzler


June 15, 2013

June 16, 2013

June 16, 2013

July 6, 2013

Whimsical Spring

What a spring!  Officially spring is just around the corner, but it pretended to start way back in February or was it January? Now that it is mid-March, I gave in to my spring fever bug and today I planted lettuce, broccoli, radishes, spinach and onion sets. Well…… confession time, I did “try an experiment” and planted some lettuce and radishes back during those 80 degree days in February just to see if they would make it. The radishes never came up and the lettuce only sparsely. The Red Sails lettuce slips look good but I have had them covered with milk jugs.

With the frigid teen temperatures we had this week, I am watching to see what will happen to the trees, bushes and flowers that have burst into bud.  March is one of my favorite months. Maybe, because it is my birthday month, or it could be because new life is bursting at the seams. Surely it is a relief to wave good-bye to the blustery, wintery cold, and just maybe, it is that burst of new energy and joyous anticipation of summer fun and activities. There is one thing I do NOT like about March. MARCH WINDS! Maybe it would be better to say I have a very strong dislike for March winds and all the millions of twigs I have to pick up from my birch trees.  It is amazing that the trees are not limbless by now!

In the spring everything is a picture; every blossom, sunset, billowery cloud, bird, baby calf,  rain storm, snow squalls, etc. I am posting below some pictures I have taken in February and March.

Morning sunrise from my kitchen window.


Sunday afternoon fun.


Coyotes crossing the pasture in the middle of the day!


One of my mother’s beautiful African Violets

Repair job on the farm

March ice storm.

Ice on the tree tops and trees pushing bud.

This evening…..a rain shower this evening put water droplets on the sunporch window screen.

The sky was dark and stormy and the sun was brilliant as it dropped below the clouds.

The sky was so dark and stormy and the setting sun cast a warm, yellow glow over the homestead.

The cows contently grazing in the pasture.