Archive for February, 2011

Gabriela’s Visit

Gabriela Seewar from Switzerland was our first year-long international volunteer, 13 years ago.  Since her time with us, we have had 14 volunteers from  12 countries spend a year as volunteers here, through the auspices of the Mennonite Central Committee’s ” International Visitors’  Experience Program”.

Gabriela is now married to Samur Chelli in Biel, Switzerland, and came in February with their three year old daughter TinHinan to visit us here at the Farm.  Some days were very lovely, and some days were very cold…and we had snow, so Gabriela, TinHinan and others built a February snowman!

On a lovely day, she went bike riding with Larry, strapping TinHinan in her carrier on her back.  TinHinan soon fell asleep!

And then, the snowman!  In the three weeks they were here visiting the weather vacillated  from spring-like to definitely winter!

This picture was taken on Feb. 11th, the day we left for Wichita, to take them to the plane to go home.


Tin Hinan has her purse and is ready to travel back to her home and her daddy! Sr.  Terry is ready to drive them to Wichita to board their plane.


February 26, 2011 at 12:02 am Leave a comment

January, 2011

Time flies when we are having fun!  One day in January Neil Von Feldt, who frequently purchases alfalfa hay from us for his horses, one llama, and a few calves, came with his son and grandchildren to pick up the last of 2010 alfalfa bales.  The pictures tell the story!Neil and the kids in the hay barn at Heartland Farm

Neil’s son directing his children in loading the hay.

On Her Own!

She wants to do one on her own, just like her dad!

She really wants to do this!

Well, my brothers can help!

And the hay is nearly loaded!  A good way to start off the new year!

Thanks, Neil!  We really like having you and your family, and animals, for customers!  Have a happy New Year!

February 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm Leave a comment