Weekend with the Wilkes

What a refreshing time enjoying the unity of fellow believers in a whirlwind of profitable activity! Times of planning, times of work, times of rest, and times of play, but all of them were times of joy. I wish we had pictures of the volleyball and ping pong! What a joy it was also to have the Fleshman family join us! Thank you one and all for pitching in and blessing us with your energy and smiles and voices.

Sweet fellowship Brothers "He's not heavy..." P1040922 P1040911

Mountains of peachesThanks to the help of many volunteers who helped care for the apple and peach trees in previous months and years, we were blessed with an abundant harvest! The Wilkes and Fleshman families helped us process some of the harvest so that we could enjoy it on many occasions to come. Thank you one and all!

Joyful volunteers The apple choppers! Look! They still have all their fingers! And buckets of apples ready for the cooking pot! After cooking, the apples go through the amazing separator... ...and then into the jars......and on to the final step!Jars of applesause and pie filling.Delectable dried peaches!And even apple jelly!


  1. James July 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    What incredible fun! Loved looking at the pictures. Glad to see a hint of what happened while I was gone.

  2. Robert Staddon July 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Oh, for some more of that good ‘ole homemade apple sauce!

    I’d like some pictures of “Follow the Zookeeper to the Zoo.” 🙂 I think Daniel Wilkes is the best zookeeper I’ve ever met.

  3. Esther July 26, 2010 at 6:57 am #

    It was such a huge blessing to have so much help getting the apples under control! Thanks, Jennifer, for teaching me so much about canning jelly! I’d never done that before.

  4. Jenny Wilkes August 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Thank you Staddon family for having us all up there!
    We truly enjoyed being with you all!!
    It was such a delightful sight to see all of those home grown peaches and apples. I look forward to the day when we begin harvesting our own too.

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