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Peach Festival

Jul
25

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On Friday, we spent all afternoon getting all the ice-cream bases mixed up and putting “Think Jesus” stickers on cups. LOTS of prep goes into the festival, Mom does so much planning and calculating to make sure everything turns out just right!

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Saturday morning we finished setting up the booth and started selling at 8:00. Lots of folks love to talk to Dad about the “poppin’ johnny”. It sure draws a crowd!

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This little guy got to hang out for awhile!

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Our never ending line of faithful ice-cream lovers!

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At one point during the day we had our whole family out there helping! Babies and all! We are so happy we can still have everyone here to make this all happen.

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Carinna did some amazing artwork for our sign this year! Give her some chalk and a board and yep, she’s good!

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Keeping with tradition, we all went to the rodeo Saturday evening! You can’t beat small town rodeo!

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Festival always brings wonderful time with friends!!

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Not much keeps us from making homemade ice-cream!

Our 11th year was a success! We sold 102 gallons and sold out before 2:00.
I guess we’ll be making even more next year!

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It’s Peach Festival Time!

Jul
03

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In just less than 2 weeks it’s the 40th annual Stratford Peach Festival! This event is hosted by the Stratford Little League Foundation and features fun activities for the entire family. Starting off with a 5k fun run/walk and free pancake breakfast, followed by live local entertainment, local food and several retail vendors, the Peach Idol singing contest, and much much more! 

Time:   Saturday, July 16 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

                        Location:   Stratford City Park
                                          8th St. and Hyden
                                          Stratford, OK 74872

                           Pricing:   FREE!!!

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We will be making homemade peach and vanilla ice-cream again. We usually sell out by 1:00 so come early!!

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When you come, you should stop by McGee’s café and enjoy an amazing hamburger!

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Also, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 will be the 81st annual Stratford Round Up Club IPRA-ACRA Rodeo!

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We hope to see you all there!! It’s going to be a great day!

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The Festival!

Jul
23

Before I tell you how the festival went, we had a couple days of fun before the real deal. First of all, our friends, the Nakatsus, who are from Arizona are responsible for making most of this happen! Mr. N owns a Poppin’ Johnny ice-cream maker and also restored an identical one and gave it to Dad!!

Well the question was how to get it all the way down here… So being the amazing family they are, they drove 15 hours and brought the ice-cream makers to help us at the Peach Festival!!! They were a huge blessing ALL weekend… mixing ice-cream, washing dishes, playing games, helping cook, and being moral support! =D

So here goes…

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Thursday night was the rodeo parade so here’s our Model T riders. Don’t they look excited!

Thursday night was also the first night of the rodeo!

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Friday was prep day. We got a system down and mixed up the base for 75 gallons of ice-cream! That included 37 dozen eggs and 112.5 cups of sugar!

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Friday night we all went to the best hamburger joint in town… McGee’s Café!

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Saturday morning started bright and early and what a whirlwind day it was!

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These folks are our dedicated ice-cream lovers!

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75 gallons made and sold. For the past 10 years we make more ice-cream than the year before. And each year we sell out by 1:00. It never fails.

So next year… who knows, maybe 100 or 125 gallons! 

Saturday night we had about 36 people at our house for supper and homemade ice-cream then we all went to the rodeo!

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-The End-

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This is the team!

Except me(Charity), I was driving back to the house and store getting things we left behind.

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It was a great weekend! Come see us next year!

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About to Go Crazy?!

Jul
15

You might could say that. About all we’re doing around here is seeing, hearing, smelling, talking and thinking about homemade peach ice-cream!
But we’re REALLY looking forward to this weekend!

Pray for us as we use this opportunity to be a light and witness to the hundreds of people we will be coming in contact with!

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And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”

Col 3:23

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This and That…

Jun
30

 

Aaaalrighty folks, time for an update!! June has been super fun and busy, and July is going to be even busier, but, let’s not get ahead of ourselves! Smile

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We are about to go peach crazy around here!

Normally the peaches have some kind of problem from either.. wind, hail, frost, heat, drought or bugs, but this year we’ve got to experience a new problem…
too much rain!!
See the lovely peach below?
Well, this year the majority of the peaches from the peach orchards have this fungus (brown rot) that rots the peach from the outside, to the inside.. and eventually the whole peach.
It makes for a very, um, interesting experience!
On average, a good, solid, WHOLE peach gives us about 1/2 cup. 
Overall, we’d cut up about 700 peaches for 80 quarts.
But, since half of the peaches are half rotten.. it is taking a little longer.

Like I said, we’re about to go peach crazy! But we’re having fun, right gang?!

But it will all be worth it when we see people enjoying our homemade peach ice cream at the Peach Festival!

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Cutting up peaches!

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Playing 42 with Granny and Granddad. We love having them live so close!

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Granny giving some of her great-grandkids a fun ride!

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J-C & Sarah’s wedding is coming up fast!
We girls and mom went shopping for dresses.

Here we’re looking through patterns, and patterns, and more patterns.
(And laughing at the ridiculous styles that some people come up with
nowadays! Open-mouthed smile)

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*baby swallows on the porch*baby swallows

*fishing*

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Some of us kids have been fishing some!       This is Abbie’s keeper one day!

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Our garden is coming along! 
It’s a little stunted, but it’s producing very well!

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This little guy celebrated his 1st birthday!!

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He REALLY enjoyed his chocolate cake!!

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We were blessed to be able to attend the 100th anniversary of Broadway Baptist Church in Sand Springs Oklahoma!

Here’s a little history, Dad and Mom got married in ‘81.
Dad was the youth minister at Broadway from ‘80 to ‘83.
It was neat to meet the people that they impacted during their time there!! So many people were thrilled to see them!

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The church had a “museum” area set up with old pictures and such.
It was really fun to see pictures that we’d never seen before of Dad and Mom!

Aren’t they cute!?

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This is Mom in the hand bell choir! She’s standing 4th from the left.
She played good too!

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This was my favorite that we found!!
This is Dad singing Bicycle Built For Two for Mom at a Valentine’s event!

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John-Clay & Sarah came too!

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Speaking of these lovebirds.. they are going to be Mr. and Mrs. in approximately 1,272 hours! We’re so excited!!

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The couples when we all gathered for Father’s Day.Open-mouthed smile

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What’s the matter Evan, can’t you eat when you have aunts and uncles tickling and pestering you?! We love this little dude!

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Going for a Sunday drive in our favorite old car!

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We see such gorgeous scenery while we’re chugging around in the Model T!
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Since John-Clay is getting hitched and moving out of the du-plex that he and Caleb shared, the boys, Dad, Carinna and I got to move some furniture this past weekend.
Fun times!

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J-C and Caleb treated us to pizza after all the moving was done!
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We are thoroughly enjoying the zinnias that are lining the border of our garden!
And gracing our table! =)

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“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Phil. 4:7

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