Saturday, October 16, 2010

A typical Saturday

The title of the post might be a little bit misleading as many ifs are involved in this Saturday. But IF we actually stay home, and IF the weather is beautiful, and IF everyone is feeling energetic... this is what a typical Saturday looks like.

Dad and Jacob digging up a water line to put in a new spigot.

Daniel and Andrew shoveling gravel in the driveway. We are putting in some drainage ditches.

Ah yes, the advantages of living on a farm... you can drive your big brothers truck without your license. Do you think they raced up the driveway? I hope not...

Scott rototilling a plot to plant grass where it used to be just weeds.

Tyler stuck inside working on Calculus...

And me... I worked on various uninteresting shoveling dirt sort of projects and I figured out the best way to cut tires for swings... (Top Secret! You use a hand held jig saw) Hopefully there will be some creative tire swings coming up....

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dr Seuss Ducks

We have two and a half week old ducks roaming around. As you can see they are not a normal duck, but have little puff balls on their head. It lends them an air of goofiness that we like.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Gravel and Gymnastics

This week, Scott tackled some of the drainage issues we've been having the barn. He rented an excavator and near the end Andrew, Daniel and Jacob got a chance to try it out. I sent the camera down with Andrew and this is what he came back with.

Andrew working his magic.
Daniel getting a chance to use it. Jacob got to use it with Scott, but the pictures turned out terribly blurry.

After the fun on the excavator, Andrew and Daniel had a little fun.

Notice the big boulders they're jumping off of? Yeah, we have about 5 of those and they are huge.
The next day after the gravel truck. No more huge swallow-up-half-the-tractor sized puddles!

Saturday, October 02, 2010


Howdy y'all!

I've just switched this website over to blogger, as it will make it much easier to update. Hopefully it also means I'll be able to start blogging more regularly!

Enjoy the fresh look and let me know if you find any mistakes. ;)