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Still Winter

Winter is hanging on in Quebec this year! Here are a few photos from this morning.

The blue spruce had only just emerged from being completely buried in snow and now it was dusted over again! Notice the high snowbanks against the cedar hedge. Yes, the snow really is still over 3 feet deep in places! It is beautiful, though! And spring is around the corner as the presence of our growing little bunnies keeps reminding us.

Anyone looking for a cute Easter bunny? Or just a friendly pet? Or maybe a mischievous one!

Announcing…

Abigail Marie Frazer

Born: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:28 p.m.

Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz

Congratulations Nathanael and Samantha! We are praising the Lord for the new little life He has entrusted to you. You are in our prayers as you strive faithfully to bring up your little daughter in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Lamb Update

Black Currant is growing quickly! Today we had to put in her ear tags (Quebec law for all livestock), but we thought we’d take some pictures of her first. Blackberry and Currant are so friendly they had no hesitation about following us out of the barn.

And of course the cat was around too… Snow is a new taste for Currant and the freezing rain yesterday made the driveway a field of broken ice. How does the cat always manage to get in the picture!

Since Currant is 4 weeks old today, we also wanted to weigh her. So we brought her and Blackberry up to the house.

This is a nice-looking house… Anybody home? And then it was time to return to the barn.

The cat decided to join in the race! And the winner is……but that wasn’t fair – Blackberry slid on the ice.

‘Till next time!

Lamb guess answer!

As it turns out, no one guessed right! Blackberry just lambed this morning with one black ewe lamb. And is she ever cute!

After observing for 1/2 an hour with nothing more progressing than seeing two little hooves, we stepped in to help. But all the help Blackberry needed was having the lamb’s legs straightened out and she managed the rest just fine. Mother and daughter seem to have bonded well.Now what should we call her?

Gingerbread House Decorating!

The 1st of January saw some of Michael’s siblings joining us in Quebec! It was great to spend time with them!

Our annual gingerbread house decorating party usually takes place in December, but various things postponed it this year. And since “the more the merrier,” we decided to do the gingerbread house decorating while Michael and his siblings were here. It was a wonderful evening. The young and not-so-young alike enjoy the fun! Even Josiah pitched in… well not really. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.

And there were games, cuddles, fellowship, and stories as well.

What a wonderful time!

The Christmas Season

The Christmas season is usually a busy one in the Frazer home. Though we had less concerts lined up than often, this year was no different on the busyness scale.

The first concert as well as a chalk art presentation was at the Wales Home on the 1st of December.

And, as always, we had our Christmas Eve concert at the Grace Village.

Christmas preparations crowded the kitchen. The oven worked overtime!

And in the middle of all the preparations, Josiah made his appearance. Of course everyone wanted to get acquainted!

As can be seen from the photos, Michael joined us for the Christmas season, much to my delight! He was able to meet my grandparents as well as join in the Christmas festivities.

Christmas Day is always a special family time of exchanging gifts, playing games, and reading books. At at the end of the day, we finish with our candlelight Christmas dinner during which we recite together the account of Christ’s birth as recorded in Luke 2.

All this time, of course, “normal life” continued… milking the cow, separating the cream, making butter and cheese, preparing meals, along with a few additional farm-related activities like rabbit butchering and stall cleaning.

milking the cow

separating

butter making

cleaning up after cheese making

making pancakes

the butchering team

packaging meat

packaging meat

Trying out the new pitchfork!

I hope all you blog readers had a wonderful Christmas, remembering why Christ came to earth!

Announcing Josiah Robert Alan Frazer!

Complications at the end of pregnancy caused Josiah Robert Alan Frazer not to wait for his due date to arrive. He was born the evening of December 12th and is doing really well. Erica also is recovering well, for which we praise the Lord!

Josiah Robert Alan Frazer – 6 lbs 10 oz

Congratulations David and Erica! May God give you His wisdom, grace, and strength as you bring up your son and daughters in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Christmas bunnies!

Anyone looking for a cute, friendly Christmas gift for someone?

Rabbits make wonderful little pets: they are soft, cute, friendly, quiet, inexpensive, and don’t require a lot of care!

Evelyn and I did some product/pet photography this afternoon. Often photographing rabbits can be a real challenge, especially for Evelyn doing the posing.

But this time we actually got an amazing number of great photos.

Part of the reason for this was that Evelyn had an assistant to get the rabbits to sit up and put their ears forward. Somehow the cat always manages to get in there!

And now the rabbits are hoping to hop to new homes! Any buyers?

VA FEW conference

This past month, our family attended the 4th FEW conference of the year (if the QEW conference counts as one). On our way down to the conference, we stopped in West Virginia to pick up Michael. And for those of you who have been asking, yes, there is a real ring now.

The FEW conference was an encouraging time of listening to challenging messages and of fellowshipping with other like-minded believers.

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Psalm 133:1