Monday, January 19, 2009

Time to Clean Barn...

Every once-in-a-while, the girls go out and wash barn walls. It's such a pleasant job!! They generally pick a day when their not going anywhere, and don't bother trying to look nice.
Looks like Hosanna's washing an area a cow bumped a few times too many. By the way, thanks, Silas, for taking these pictures! Priscilla is helping too, but she would not want you to see that picture!
Looks good, Naomi. Do you suppose it will actually smell clean when their done? I doubt it.

On another note, for a few years now Arthur and I have done our church's VBS. We usually work on it this time of year when things are a little slower. Anyway, we started out giving a tootsie roll for every verse the kids said but then we had a few that couldn't eat candy so we added a few cheap trinkets to our tootsie roll container. Mostly things from a catalog like Oriental Trading Co. or US Toy (not US made stuff!). Anyway, we'd like to not buy China stuff this year if we can help it. The problem is, after looking at US made stuff, there's just not a lot you can buy that is under 5 cents a piece. So we'd like your help. Anyone have any suggestions? We've got a few ideas but could use a few more. We'd also love a few new ideas on creative ways to teach verses. Have a great day!


  1. Ewww...that looks like an icky job!!! :) I've never really liked getting dirty, but I can if I have too...

    I know of a website that can help you find US made products, but I don't know if they would have little prize things like that. If you want you can give it a try! It's think. :) You can google it if that link doesn't work.

  2. man thats a tough job.....We do that every so often too......

  3. Naomi,

    I'm sorry for taking to long to reply to your most recent comment on my photography blog. We know the Compton family is Selawik very well! Several years ago, my family filled in for them in Selawik while they were on furlough in the States. Selawik was our first experience of flat, treeless landscape. However, they do have small bushes (willows) there, so they're just a bit better off than we are. (chuckle) We received a newsletter from the Compton's today. Indeed the lack of sunlight depresses folks, but it's more than that--it's a need for the Savior, the Light of the world, in their souls and lives! I was grieved to read in the Compton's letter that three suicides occurred recently. I remember the teenage girl, Dorcas, from when we were in Selawik. Dear God! What a devastating loss. I praise God that the glorious Light of His presence abides in my heart and in my family's home!

    I've enjoyed my visit to your family's blogs immensely. I was so interested to learn that you live on a farm. While on furlough several years ago, my family rented a house on a pastor's cattle farm for about a year. I absolutely loved it--but, then, I never had to wash the walls of the barn! (aghast)

    Thanks for your comments, Naomi!

    Serving joyfully in Alaska,

    Naomi Ungry


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