Friday, September 10, 2010

Aaron in the "Semlin" - basically a sod house. We figured we could probably make one of those fairly quickly and cheaply....
They butchered a hog that morning and were working on it all day, then concluded by having an auction to sell the different parts. In this picture, I believe the man is making "head cheese". I've never had it, but I've heard it's something like bologna.
Since there's only two of us...we bought a couple treats.
We shared a "waffle with vanilla sauce" - it was very good and a lady gave us the recipe, so I'm going to try it one of these days. Maybe she felt bad - when Aaron gave her American money, she said, "oh, you don't look like Americans." Is that a compliment or an insult? :) We certainly don't look like Canadians, but she must have mistaken us for Mennonites...It actually was kind of nice, there were soooo many ladies in skirts of one kind or another, that I didn't feel like I stood out :)
Aaron in front of an oak tree that came from the acorn of a famous oak tree in Southern Russia where many of the Mennonites came from.


Daniel and Rachel said...

LOL, what do Canadians look like anyway?? :) You should post the waffle/sauce recipe sometime!! It looks waaaaay too yummy!!! :)

This Place is a Disaster! said...

Okay - so forgive my ignrance, but why do you all wear skirts/dresses every day - and why don't the boys wear "dress" clothes too on a daily basis?

Lori Zehr said...

Enjoyed scenes of the windmill at the farm. I toured a real European windmill in Holland, Michigan this spring. It was fascinating. My husband's family background is Mennonite--his particular group is from Switzerland. Our church that he pastors was once Mennonite! Interesting posts. Blessings.

Aaron and Naomi said...

Canadians look sort of European I think - the women tend to wear kind of dark, masculine type clothes.

Different people have different reasons, but I wear skirts all the time because I think they're more modest and I want people to know that I'm glad God made me a woman!
They hardly qualify as dress clothes should see some of my work skirts :)