Well, maybe not an old fashioned barn raising, but at the farm this Morten Building needed to be raised so that the combine harvesters could fit inside. It isn't the fanciest of buildings, but the trucks and tractors don't usually mind. The "new to the farm" combines just wanted a nice dry place to rest at night as well, so the barn was cleaned out and a construction crew was to come and raise it up a few feet. There is a lot of treasures that accumulate in a building that has been sitting there for 30+ years.
Here are my old training wheels... They are keepers. :)
And my old tricycle and toboggan... keep and keep!
And this is one of the real treasures. One of the interior doors from my Great Uncle Austin's house. Dad grab a few of them and the staircase banister before the house had to be destroyed over 25 years ago. Maybe I will be able to use them in my dream house one day... - TR2
While visiting Grandma C. in Indiana we had an unfortunate misplacement of Sweet Pea's Nonny. Nonny is more than a super incredible cuddle blanket she is a comforter, a snuggler, and Sweet Pea's best friend. We were all heart broken when we could not find her. After a few phone calls, we discovered that she had be left behind in the hotel room we had stayed in. Luckily Little Pumpkin had not developed such an intense fondness to his Nonny and graciously allowed his big sister to borrow his. When she did not show up at our home a few days later the hunt began again. Where was she? Another phone call to the hotel reveled that she was still in MICHIGAN! YIKES!!! We would be departing for the farm soon and now there wasn't enough time to get her sent to our house before we left! This was sure to bring tears. As luck would have it, we were able to get the hotel manager to send Nonny to Grandma and Grandpa's farm. When we arrived Sweet Pea had a wonderful surprise. She was very excited to get mail at G'ma's.
Our summer traveling adventures are just beginning. We are headed to the farm for a short visit and a doggie drop off. Then almost two weeks in Paris! We will get back just in time for Cousin JW's wedding and a few more days at the farm. We can't wait!
There is a little girl who lives at our house who has been a little afraid of four wheelers. It took a little coaxing, but we she took a big step of faith and enjoyed a ride with our neighbor J. And for the record she talked J's ear off the entire ride. - Sam
In all the visits to Grandma and Grandpa's house we had never had the chance to explore the zoo. What a treat! We took a ride on the train, fed a few goats, chatted with an enormous elephant, and even watched the hippopotami eat a some apples.