Friday, August 20, 2010

Brian's new home

Last night Rick got home in time to help Brian finish putting up the walls on the treehouse, the requisite step for Brian to be in the treehouse by himself. Oh, the joy! This morning he got up and requested breakfast to go, and told me I could bring lunch (pickle and honey sandwich again) down in four hours to eat with him. Until then, I wasn't supposed to see the changes, but I did snap the above photo from a distance while doing chores this morning. Notice the green bucket on the left, and the line of orange baling twine? That is his washer and dryer, already pressed into use earlier this week:
He told me he can "shower" in that bucket, too - and dig a hole in the woods if he needs a restroom. Tonight he wants to sleep up there, because this is, after all, "his house." It was nice having him at home for more than 8 1/2 years, but I guess I'm an empty-nester now. ;-)

Good thing I have my sheep to keep me occupied! The ram boys seem intent on bulking up for breeding season
but Barry has time for love:
He's still looking for someone to give him a forever home and enjoy all that wonderful white wavy wool!

And Katie?
video
This is morning FIVE of weaning. So much for the false hope that the noise would be over after two days!

That's it for now at . . .

10 comments:

Theresa said...

Just think though, when he moves out, you can take over that fine tree house. It would take a good rain and lots of biting bugs to convince me to come sleep in the house if I had one of those myself. Keep the pickle and honey sandwiches. I like peanut butter and bacon.

Michelle said...

Oh, Theresa! That sounds FAR nastier than Brian's odd concoction! I'll keep my peanut butter and dill pickle....

Sharon said...

I'm still laughing. She "baaed" four times and I burst out laughing four times. Thanks for the video. I needed that.

Sharon said...

Oohs - I thought the tree house was a different post. That made me laugh too. You'll have to keep us posted.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

What wonderful memories he will have to carry all his life!

Nancy K. said...

I think almost every kid dreams of having his/her own tree house. I know I did!

I'll stick to my favorite sandwich ~ peanut butter and honey on toast. MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm

Shula said...

Wait for a nice chilly night and he'll be back inside. Honey and pickle? Um I like Marmite and peanut butter yum.

Heather said...

Pretty self sufficient little guy. Have you seen Bridge to Terabithia (or read the book?) - oodles of little boy imaginatians...

thecrazysheeplady said...

A tree house AND a clothes line?!? Brian, you are livin' right out there. The only thing that beats a clothes line...is a tree house!

Diane said...

I love the tree house! As a child I wanted to take over the loft in the barn. I planned to knit huge blankets to cover the walls to keep the wind out.

I swear there's something a growing body craves that a pickle provides. How many kids go through big pickle phases?