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Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday, Mom!
We love you so much and hope you have a wonderful day. 
We appreciate your constant love and care for our family. 
You are a wonderful mother.
Many daughters have done virtuously, 
but thou excellest them all.
Give her of the fruit of her hands; 
and let her own works praise her in the gates.”
{Proverbs 31:-29,31}
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Meriden Threshers Summer Show

Last weekend our family enjoyed the Meriden Threshers show
The blacksmith shop
The saw mill
Inside the General Store
Touring the Flour Mill was very interesting
Looking at tractors
Watching tractor pulls
John and Jonathan in the tractor parade
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A Visit with the Steiners

The Steiner family, fellow farmers from Illinois, recently came through our area. We “met” the Steiners through KBR magazine a few years ago, and we all enjoyed getting to spend a little time with them, swapping stories and sharing fellowship.


This little guy found a little friend!
May the Lord bless your family!
“O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee;
and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.”
{Psalm 36:10}

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Thankful for Freedom!

We hope you had a wonderful Independence day with your family. The Declaration of Independence was signed by fifty-six men 238 years ago. They, along with countless others, risked their lives to establish freedom in the United States of America, and this document still stands as the core foundation of our country. We were grateful to gather with friends on the Fourth of July, and remember this heritage we have been given as a nation.

Fellowship meal
Jonathan and his friend John enjoy mechanical work, and for the past several weeks,
they each have been making a racing mower to race on the Fourth of July.
Here they introduce each other’s creations to one another and wonder whose will win the race…
Heading to the track
And they’re off! Both did a great job creating their mowers. Jonathan’s won for speed.
A beautiful Fourth of July bouquet
Enjoying a fireworks display

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD;
and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”
{Psalm 33:12}

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Picking Apricots

A neighbor kindly offered for us to pick apricots from his tree. They were delicious!
This one is good!


“I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase,
and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.”
{Leviticus 26:4}
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An Evening of Fellowship

One evening last week we were invited to a surprise birthday party. It was wonderful to gather with many friends to celebrate Ashley’s life and love for the Lord.

Happy birthday, Ashley!
Such a cutie – helping himself to dessert  
Young men eating and talking (before the waterfight outside…)
Catching up with these dear girls
Rachael enjoyed holding baby Caroline


Mrs. Prigge, a wonderful hostess!
“The LORD bless thee, and keep thee.”
{Numbers 6:24}

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Our Chicken Farmer

Samuel is doing a great job of raising our broilers this year. This Friday we butcher our second summer batch of all-natural grass-fed broilers. If you are interested in fresh chicken for dinner – place your order now! We will be delivering to Leavenworth, Olathe, and Legends areas on Saturday, June 21. Email for more information.
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We love you, Dad!

Happy Father’s Day…
to the best father in the world! We are thankful for your godly 
leadership and loving faithfulness. We love you!!
“Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, 
that delighteth greatly in his commandments.”
{Psalm 112:1}
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Dutch Oven Cooking Adventures

One of mom’s goals for this summer was for us to learn how to cook in a Dutch oven over a campfire. We have not had too much success with this in the past, but it is a good and helpful skill to know. So one night a week, she assigned us to dry different recipes and cook dinner together in pairs. The first Dutch Oven dinner fell to Sarah and Samuel to cook together. Despite their efforts to cook a delicious Bryant Family Farm beef roast, you can see the results above. The lining they used in the Dutch Oven caught fire and burned everything in the pot.

This week Rachael and Jonathan had a turn, and learning from previous mistakes, their pot roast turned out excellent. After a days’ hard outdoor work, everyone gathered to enjoy a hearty meal out on the porch together. The tasty “campfire” flavor was wonderful!


What are some of your Dutch Oven cooking experiences? Do you have a favorite recipe you have tried? We’d be interested to hear!

Family time and conversations over dinner
Family is a blessing!
“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth,
and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion,
and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.
{Ecclesiastes 5:19}
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Jonathan’s Farmall


Jonathan recently painted his Farmall M, with the help of a friend

Yes, that is a John Deere in there…
“Smiling” wheels
Jonathan has a gift for lawnmower repair and
 has been “fixing up” quite a few mowers.
If you have a broken engine, give him a call!
“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? 
he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”
{Proverbs 22:29}
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