Tuesday morning, Wayne came over to help get the old garage cleaned out. This is the spot where we will put our new (to us) steel building – I believe I mentioned that in another post. The girls, Joy, Norm and Wayne did most of the work. I was “waterboy,” errand girl, chief cook and bottle washer.
Chaining up the tractor
Tough buildings need a push
And it's down!
On top of cleaning out and destroying the old garage, Norm had hay to be raked, so I showed the girls how to make windrows and they went to town. Even Joy got into the act! Now we have more hay for the critters this winter!
Looking for shade
A HOT dog!
Wednesday, we went to see Cookie and Binni – the girls were so excited to be together that they were hysterically silly all night! We took 115 pounds of pop cans (the girls smashed most of them) and 21 pounds of copper. A good haul to the recycle place and we got prime dollar for them.
We got home about 11:00 that night with 2 very tired girls who were supposed to go straight to bed but didn’t. Bubba wanted to finish plying the yarn that Joy had spun for her on the drop spindle and Bitty wanted to do some more weaving on the sample loom that is set up for the summer demos.
Using my new wheel, "Bonnie"
Bubba loves to ply
Up early in the morning and the 3 girls and Tasha headed home. It was pretty quiet when they left!
Now, today, it is “cooled off” to a heat index of 100º with a very strong wind. We have the air conditioner running for the first time this summer (would be nice if it’s the last time, too, but I doubt it). We are packed for tomorrow – going to Walnut Grove for the Laura Ingalls Wilder festivities there. A flea market / antique / craft show is in the park during the day and we have been invited there for the second year. I hope it will be as cool as promised tomorrow (about 80º) so it won’t be so miserable as today.
In fact, Wayne called and said it was too hot to cook so we met him at the café in town for supper. Now to get my olive spread made for tomorrow to go on the flat bread that I froze from the Sons of Norway event and then to bed early.