"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

May 6, 2011

Europe: Day 7

Our second day with Peter and his family.

We started off by going to a neighbor's farm where they were planting potatoes, just to see how they do it and everything.

They plow the field into mounds.

Making sure to get as close to the channel as possible, without falling in.

Then they bring the potatoes in big crates,

and dump them into the planter...

and start planting.

Our next stop was a visit to the rescued seals in Pieterburen.  The seals are rescued because they have been injured or made sick from boats or fishing nets or other hazards in the environment.  They are nursed back to health and released back into their natural environment.


After the seals, and on the way to our next stop we drove past a whole field of daffodils.

And then we stopped at a mustard museum, where they showed how they make mustard.  It was closed but we got to go in and take a look around anyway.

And some nice artwork at the museum.

And the rest of our afternoon was spent visiting some more farms.  The first farm had an automatic feed pusher that Josiah is very interested in.  Unfortunately, we didn't get to see it run.  Right when we got to the farm it was running, but by the time we got out of the car and walked into the barn it had stopped to charge.

Then we travelled to 2 farms that had Lely robots, they were both pretty new installations.

Another cute dog

The Lely Astronaut 3

A calf feeder, something that I am interested in.
The second farm:

The milk silo

The Lely A3 Next

And by this time we were smelly and tired and we went back to Peter's home and ate supper.  After supper we went bowling with Peter's family.  Unfortunately, I didn't take my camera along.  This bowling alley wasn't anything like we have here in the US.  It only had 4 lanes, and we were the only ones in the place on a Saturday evening.  But I still bowled like I do here at home, terribly.

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