Monday, September 18, 2006

Making slow progress

It was a beautiful Sunday. It started out with this sunrise over the Cascade Mountains (which our biggest windows face). A change of weather last week brought much needed rain and left some clouds for a stunning palette.

Except for the yellowjackets, which are plentiful and aggressive this time of year, it was a perfect day for working on our barn addition. (Thankfully, no one was stung.) Rick went to an early-morning meeting, and brought home some "big boy" tools for Brian to help with: a real hammer loop and hammer for his belt, and a 10' tape measure to put in his pocket. As you can see, he was very pleased!

Today we put up rafters. Found we had to cut off one more branch from the maple tree for the last rafter to fit, so that meant more leaves for the sheep and a little more firewood.

It may not look like we accomplished all that much, but we know how much work it was, and as hard work always does, it made us feel good.

So did a tasty supper of cheese and homegrown tomato sandwiches on homemade bread, with just picked sweet corn on the cob! I'm glad fall is in the air and rain is back in the forecast, but I am sad for the end of garden season.

That's it for now at . . .

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