Another rainy day! It has been rainy all week. We were able to get all the clothes dried on Monday even though there was a shower after the clothes were on the lines. We need to do laundry again and sure am hoping for a nice day on Friday or Saturday.

Tonight the men from our church district will gather here to practice singing songs from the Ausbund, our German church songbook. It is a good way to get the younger men to learn how to lead all the songs. I need to make something today for a snack to serve to them after the singing.

We are enjoying asparagus, rhubarb, mushrooms and winter onions, all of those early garden goodies. The dandelions are over with for another year. Once the flowers  come out the greens become bitter and not so good to eat.

Saturday afternoon our visitors were sister Liz, Levi, and their four children. Also, their daughter Elizabeth’s special friend, Samuel. We would have liked to have joined them at my sister’s Verena and Susan’s house for supper but had plans already. We were asked to be chaperones for  the youth at the community building along with our neighbors, Joas and Susan.

We left around 6 p.m. to go to the community building which is around 10 miles from here. The parents that chaperone usually take snacks for the youth. So we had a variety of different snacks and also coffee and punch.

Daughter Lovina will be 10 on Sunday. She is excited so she can now start sitting with the girls in church instead of beside me. It makes them feel so much more mature when they don’t have to sit with a parent anymore. It will be a change for me to not have any little ones beside me. Joe still has Kevin beside him for a little over a year yet. How fast these years go and the older I get the more time seems to fly.

Daughter Susan moved her pony Roxie and her colt home. It had been at Timothy’s place. It’s always interesting to see a frisky little foal running in the field. The horses and ponies are happy to be out on pasture. These rains will make the grass keep growing.

Try this different way of using your asparagus. God bless!


20 slices thin white bread

4 ounces crumbled blue cheese or desired cheese

8 ounces softened cream cheese

1 egg, lightly beaten

20 spears asparagus, freshly cooked

1/2 cup melted butter

Remove the crusts from the bread. Flatten each slice with a rolling pin until thin. Combine the cheeses in a bowl with a mixer. Add the egg and mix until well blended. Spread the cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Place one asparagus spear on each slice and roll up jelly roll style. Dip each piece in the melted butter, turning to coat. Place seam side down on a cookie cheese and place in the freezer until just frozen. Remove from freezer. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until golden.