Maria and I had the pleasure of having my Dad and Step mom come down from Indiana for the weekend. We spent a great day at the house in Wilmington on Saturday, and then today we drove up to the farm. They hadn’t seen it yet and we wanted to give them the grand tour.
We went for a stroll around the property and explained what the plans were for each area. Yes, I know that grass near the creek needs mowed…next trip. We all took home a couple of ticks each from that grass, they seem to be starting early this year.
Those photos above are Maria and I leading the way down to the creek, and me and my Dad (Mike) discussing the bottom land while my Step mom (Rose) just enjoyed the view.
I guess Maria likes to take pictures of two old farmers talking, lol.
I explained how the creek is formed by three natural springs within a mile of our property and how the water is always cold, even in the summer. I dipped out a little in a soda bottle so they could feel it.
Then, of course, we had to pose for the camera.
We then headed back up the hill to the homesite. The folks wanted help out a bit with construction so we hung the rest of the tar paper on the walls. I wanted to finish sheeting the roof and paper it, but it was VERY windy today and I really didn’t want to be on that roof holding a loose sheet of plywood and have it turn into a kite. That bit had to wait.
I did have to move Darla Deere (our tractor) so we could move the ladders around. Maria decided to take a little spin with me. I am continuously impressed with that 33 year old tractor. We shade started it in 2 months and it fired right up like a brand new model.
So, it was a great day. The weather was beautiful (other than the wind gusts) we got to bond with the parents by doing a little homestead construction. Then after a wonderful meal at a local buffet (that included fresh banana pudding that was still warm!), the folks went on up to Alta Vista to spend the night and head back to Indiana.
We were sad to see them go, and can’t wait for them to come back to see what we’ve built next.
We all hope that you have a wonderful week!