Thursday, September 06, 2018

Old Threshers

Old Threshers 2018 is in the books! 
It was a packed full week! Three of the married couples came back which was such a blast and we ended up singing 12 times in 5 days. I think everyone enjoyed a good nap the day after it was over!

Because it is such a special part of our year and because so many of us were together I end up getting an over abundance of pictures. Hopefully you won't mind me sharing them with you in the next couple of posts! When we aren't busy singing on the grounds we love walking around and watching how people lived years ago. They have horse threshing demonstrations, steam tractors, gas engines and everything in-between!

Part of the fun of Old Threshers is the fact that this is our 18th consecutive year singing here! Although we came a few times even before that. In fact, Grandpa and Grandma brought Mom here when she was a little girl. There are so many friends that we only get to see at there that have literally watched us children "grow up" over the years.

They have a living history town called Log Village where you can watch people make soap, cook over an open fire, build things in the blacksmith shop and a host of other things. One of the nieces and nephews favorite parts is getting to make a rope.

Doris is in charge of bringing the music bands and she has been so fun to work with. There are always a lot of laughs when she is around! We are so grateful for their gracious invitation every year.

The last couple of years someone has blessed our family with enough tickets for all of us to enjoy riding the steam train together. I think everyone's favorite part is watching the young ones faces light up!

This year we ended up getting the bus stuck in our camping spot, so someone had to come pull us out. Thankfully, there are always plenty of tractors around to do the job! We are already looking forward to next year!!

"We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!
For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near."
Psalms 75:1


Caravan Sonnet said...

It always looks like so much fun!! :) Thanks for sharing some behind the scenes moments!! :)
Sending love, Rebecca :)

Clara said...

That looks like so much fun! Thank you for all of the pictures and I'm looking forward to more :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting....I live in a log house and I thoroughly enjoy making soap too! I'm pretty convinced that your family would find much joy in melting oils, dissolving lye, and preparing batches upon batches of soap, if you are interested! It would make for an excellent homeschool project or adult hobby. The following book has proved extremely helpful and fascinating: Simple & Natural Soapmaking by Jan Berry. "But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." ~ 1 Corinthians 6:11. ~Washed in the blood of Christ, Colleen in NW New York State.