Family Photos 2017

Most of the family made it for an annual family photo in the valley.

2016 Akumal Mexico

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2014 Schwamb Reunion

Sunday, July 27, 2014 (select the picture to enlarge)

2013 Christmas list

Lefse Recipe

Tree Fort in the valley

Tin roof added this weekend.

Okee Dokee Brother's Concert

Schwamb cousins and siblings danced and performed at the Northfield Way Park Okee Dokee Brother's Concert. Check out the album. Justin and Joe autographed the kiddo's 8x10's of their private Red Wing Concert. 

ZIP Line Fun

See the rest of the zip line pics here

Grandma is confronted by a BEAR!

Grandma was visited by a black bear Monday morning about 7:00 a.m.

While at the dining room window checking my email after Pete had gone to work, a big black bear reached up to the bird feeder and scared me to death (I thought it was Big Foot!). I ran around shutting windows because he was sniffing so close to the windows.Then he lumbered over to the patio and starred at the cats. He was about 300 pounds. He went and hung over the stone house and sniffed at the grill. 
I called 911 and as the deputy was driving up the driveway, the bear was heading straight for the squad car. He showed GG and I the video of the bear coming towards his car and then scrambling up the hill when he turned on the sirens and lights.
I asked him why he didn't shoot the bear and he said he wasn't allowed to so I asked if I could shoot it and he said no. Only if it becomes a nuisance will it be shot. I think blocking me from getting in my car and getting to work would be considered a nuisance.
Beary exciting times in the valley.
Check out the newspaper story.The CF Beacon printed my picture with this story.

Father's Day 2013

The father's put up the walls of the tree fort today. Great job guys, and Happy Father's Day! 

Hiking & GG's 85th

The greats surprised GG with a tea and bouquets of flowers for her 85th birthday. 
See pics of the toddler hike here.

Winter Picnics

This Winter is long and we could not wait to have a couple of picnics. So we cleared the snow off the Fort and ate venison sandwiches and pretzels for lunch.

2013 Hot Air Affair

Successful flights at Hudson's Hot Air Affair. Check out the pics.

Happy New Year!

Another successful toddler new year's eve party at the showroom. Mary Poppins was a success. Thank you Matt & Melissa.

Riley & Jonas' Jewelry Store

Jonas and Riley spent New Year's Day in the valley creating button jewelry for their online jewelry store. All items are hand made by Riley and Jonas. Please come and shop. We have lots of inventory. All jewelry is $4 and $10. We have metal, wood and pearl buttons. Shipping $5.00.


2012 Christmas Tree Hunt

With Fisher Price Chainsaws the Schwambs were able to find 4 beautiful fir trees for Christmas.

2012 Halloween

See the great costumes for the Schwamb Halloween in 2012

Okee Dokee Brother's Concert

We had an almost private concert with the Okee Dokee Brothers in a newly remodeled barn at the Anderson Tower site in Red Wing. Jonas, Parker and Noah got a private banjo lesson from Justin. How cool was that! Click here to see more photos.

Owen Thomas Schwamb

Owen Thomas was born on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:30 a.m. weighing 7lb 6oz. Daveen, Noel, Owen & brother Noah are doing well. Congratulations!

The Ravine Flood - Update


We are all fine and able to get out of the valley by traveling several back roads. Miesville and surrounding areas were hit with very high winds, hail and more rain on Monday night. We had power by 9:00 a.m. but the power lines in Miesville were snapped in half and the road was closed. Pete made it to Cub where they had no power but were selling food if you had cash or checks. Our 5 acres has not been damaged at all. The driveway is holding up and hopefully we will get gravel and garbage pick up sometime this week.
I added a few more pics here
After a power outage and 10 inches of rain we were unable get out of the ravine or our driveway. Trout Brook Bridge is an island with 15 ft of nothing surrounding it. Check out the pictures from some of the damage here. We are fine and no damage to our 5 acres. Our driveway needs some work and a new culvert will need to be put in. Miesville Trail is closed to thru traffic with a single lane that ends at the bridge.

Spring in the valley

2011 Christmas Tree Hunt

TREE FORT in the valley

The boys begin to build. Noah's drawing of what the fort will look like.

Halloween 2011

See the crazy halloween costumes for 2011 here:

Wedding at Mantrap

2011 Schwamb Reunion

Here is the link to the schwamb photo

Inspired running.

Boden has been running around in a rather unusual manner lately:

Sledding on Christmas Day

Latest photos of Christmas Day in the Valley

2010 Halloween

Check out the shark, dinosaur, turtle, fairy, superman, gnome, lion, witch and wardrobe that terrorized Northfield.

Baked Eggs Scramble

3 Tblsp butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 cups cubed cooked ham (optional)
12 eggs, beaten
4.5 oz sliced mushrooms

Heat oven to 350. Grease 12x8 inch or 2 qt baking dish. In large skillet, melt 3 Tblsp butter. Saute onion green peper in butter until onion is crisp-tender. Add ham and eggs; cook over medium heat until eggs are firm but moist, stirring occasionally. Fold in mushrooms. Remove from heat.

2 Tblsp Butter
2 Tblsp Flour
1 tsp chicken bouillon
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In med saucepan, melt 2 Tblsp butter. Blend in four and boullion; cook until smooth and bubbly.Gradually add milk;cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Add Swiss cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; stir until smooth. Fold scrambled eggs into sauce.Pour into prepared pan. Combine all topping ingredients; sprinkle over eggs.
Bake 350 for 25-30minutes or until light golden brown.

Combine topping ingredients:
2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 Tblsp chopped fresh parsley

To make ahead, prepare, cover and refrigerate up to 3 hours before baking. Bake as directed above.