Christmas News - 2016!
From New Journey Farm in Beautiful Blue Mounds
By David Couper & Sabine Lobitz
|Sabine relaxing with her morning |
coffee on the Mississippi with
trusty companions Mocha
|Veteran's For Police Memorial|
|Alexander, parents, godparents |
|Cap'n Dave and his crew: Sabine, |
Heather H., Gracie, and Heather R.
at the Dubuque Boat Parade.
Their church gave them some great volunteer opportunities and many blessings. They had visits from granddaughter Gracie and her mom who live in San Diego, and also a summer visit from granddaughter Heather from Michigan. They joined together for the annual Dubuque boat parade. They also had a visit from daughter Yumi and her longtime friend Jessica which was followed by Sabine’s cousin, Helmut, from Montana who had recently lost his wife. Cousin Helene has been down from Stevens Point nearly every month to visit Sabine’s mom, Charlotte, and to help out. (We hear it’s been a big treat!).
|Old Dogs at University High School's |
We also overheard (our ears are super-sensitive) that David was able to attend his high school’s 60th reunion in the Twin Cities. He stayed in a wonderful refurbished inn on Nicollet Island, in a building he once took homeless people to when he was a cop in Minneapolis.
|Alexander Wolf Ransom-Couper|
August 12, 2016
|At the Dubuque Art Museum|
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from those of us under and above ground!
The New Journey Farm Moles
A note: “Although your ravaged lawn makes it look as though a whole family of moles has moved in, it only takes a single mole to create tunnels and mounds over a wide area; Moles are demolition masters. Surface tunnels are what you see when you are fighting moles, but in reality they are a small slice of the architecture of a mole’s home. Often, the tunnels are dotted with huge mounds of dirt in order to make a nice tunnel.”