Thursday, August 19, 2010

Piggy Pictures

Hello to all! Yes, I am still here... just have been very busy! We extended the pigs fence the other day and they were so funny!! They would not go past the line where the dirt met the grass for the longest time! Here are some funny pictures...
Cautiously checking it out.
Chris even bribed them and for awhile they wouldn't budge!

Come on Chris, stop tricking us, we know the fence is there!! (I think they wanted the slop just a LITTLE bit!!!) After most all the pigs crossed the line into the greener side, this poor pig was left behind!!
Hey, Hey Guys!!?? Is it safe to go over??
It was absolutely hilarious watching the whole thing unfold. And we were afraid they would get out!!
The lone pine tree. The garden is giving tons of produce, and I know that this is terrible to say,but... I am SO sick of picking green beans!! Well, it will be worth it this winter.

Cleared land!!
Okay, I don't have any more fun new pictures! But, I do have a random little story. While cleaning for an elderly (93 year old lady), I was writing down some stories and history of her life for her when she told me that after WWII was over, (her husband served 4 years in the Army) they finally made it back to Maine. Okay, not so unusual, right. Well, they stopped at a motel to stay for the night and the motel rudely demanded to see their marriage certificate or they would not be allowed to stay the night! Wow have times changed...for the worst in that respect. I mean, I would not have ever even thought about that! Although, in no way am I opposed to that rule! Oh, and in case you are wondering, yes, they were married and had been for a few years!
Be back soon!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Land Clearing Update

Man, oh man have we been busy! If anyone cares to know I will update you of this past week... last Friday I cleaned, Saturday we had to be out of the house by 8:30am to paintball(!!!!!), we paintballed until 3:15pm, went home to do barn chores then left home again to go to a party. PHEW!! We got thru 2 whole days! Shall we continue??... Sunday we (me, dad and Chris) were up by 5am to go fight a forest fire. We worked all day, however I (we) had Monday off. Tuesday the hot-shots in our house went to clean up after the forest fire we finished putting out on Sunday, Wednesday we cleaned the hose from the forest fire just mentioned and then also took care of a .10 of an acre camp-fire-gone-bad fire. Today I babysat pretty much all day and tomorrow I have to clean again! So, I think I have a pretty good excuse for not blogging this past week. Plus, we had to keep up on regular household chores and barn chores! Now that I have completely bored you all to death (please stick with me!), let's look at some progress pictures of land clearing.
Rebekah commented that people that drove by and didn't know that our land was getting cleared would think that we were completely wierd for having our fire pit in the middle of nowhere!

Talking over the progress being made.
Trees anyone??

This is only the beginning!
The equipment getting brought in Monday morning.
This little man LOVED watching the whole operation.
A look at Timmy's point of view.

I haven't been down today or yesterday to see the progress, but I will have to go check it out and post some pictures!
Blessings, Lindsey