The next trip planned was to New York to visit some of Mom’s family and help with some projects around the farm. It was a joyous, bonding time together, and we were grateful to the Lord for all He allowed us to accomplish.

Memories from the week:

Seest thou a man diligent in his business?...... he shall stand before kings.

Cousin funFinding a hotspot to get some work done for Dad :-D

Looking through things...... and sorting piles of boxes.

Hardy femininity in action -- rescuing treasures from the dumpsterIMG_0453

"MUSH, Master, MUSH!!" Everyone needs a good supervisor.We had two AMAZING cooks for the week -- here they had enlisted additional help. :-D

ConversationOur diligent, hard-working loadersSweet

Here we gathered every evening, in our own little amphitheater, for a group time in the Word. Wonderful!

Game time!He didn't just wear the shirt... he lived like he believed it true. Thank you, Nicholas! You were an example to us all of joyful servanthood.

The refreshment stand and it's happy crewIMG_0629

Time with Nana -- 26 of the 27 cousins were there!

Too priceless to forget:




“The sleep of the laboring man is sweet…” Ecclesisastes 5:12

“A faithful man shall abound with blessings…” Proverbs 28:20

“He becometh poor that that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.” Proverbs 10:4-5

Great work, Conn Clan! We love you!