My dad came over and helped us erect a large tomato cage over the row. In one week of rain and busyness, it had gotten completely out of control. It was nice to have him spend more time with Michael, teaching him things about working and work ethics as well. Not only how to do something, but how to think about what you are doing and do it well.
Yup, I was working too. Here's my shadow, complete with tool belt full of wire cutters, wire, tying ribbon, scissors, etc.
First project was to build a holder for the wire spool, using a bolt and a bucket handle.
Next was building a stand for it, for the times when you are not carrying it, but are just pulling off wire and cutting it.
Then came wiring on the 1 x 2 furring strips. I had purchased three bundles of 6, at .87 cents a board, but will need a third course, so we'll be finishing today.
After church yesterday was a get together at the river. We all brought our own lunches and enjoyed the day. There was catch, ultimate frisbee, swimming, and hanging out in the shade.
We were there early. And used a little grill to cook up two burgers and some foil-wrapped potatoes and onions.
A few of the kids with Michael. They went upriver and floated back down several times. Worked on a rope swing from a tree. Michael, true to his Boy Scout motto, came prepared with rope. Today, he has stone bruises on his feet from the rocks in the river bed.
... and back up the river bank to where the large group kept moving chairs further in to keep up with the shade.
However, the clouds arrived and, at about 5 pm, showers chased us all into our cars to head home.
It was a great day!