Jacen, Tom, and I spent a few hours last weekend helping the SWAT team to build some stairs into the side of a hill at New Life Camp. Cutting into red clay and rocks is hard work, but we got four stairs finished before we had to leave.
We took Tom, Peggy, and Dorothy out to our favorite Thai restaurant while they were in town:
Ann’s folks came to see us for a week, and they rented a house on a farm that had a pond. Emilee and I went fishing on their paddle boat and caught a nice mess of bluegill and bass.
Here’s shot of small but growing blueberry bed. Our friends, the Cassady’s give us 3 of them, and we bought the other 2 at the Raleigh Farmer’s Market. Hopefully by next year we will have an abundance of blueberries to eat.
Check out this awesome early game check mate. I am white, my queen has dived deep into the base, and the only piece off the board is one black pawn.
Time to see if these chickens are all that they are cracked up to be. Pun intended.
The fifth and final project was the frames for a couple raised vegetable gardens. This one didn’t take long at all. Thanks, Dad, for all your help!
Ann needed a place to hang some clothes in the laundry room, so this pole will do the trick.
The feeders that Emmy uses for feeding the chickens sit on the ground, and the chickens are forever knocking them over. So Dad and I and suspended them off the ground with a chain.
It may not look like much, but this little piece of wood is plugging hole under the door that’s been letting cold air into the house.