Saturday, May 24, 2008

The "Old" Farm Place--Barn Day Fun

This past Wednesday, all of us siblings, plus 2 spouses and a niece gathered at Dad's farm to have a work day in the barn. Dad had some old scrap metal that he wanted to sell. There is also, as we discovered, many other treasures (or junk?) that will need to be disposed of later. We knew we would need some help for this, so we had enlisted the services of Dean Short, a very spry 80-year old friend of Dad's. He brought a truck, trailer and a bobcat to assist with this rather daunting task.

My sister, Brenda, has written a really great description of our day Brenda's blog We really had fun working together to get this accomplished. I think Dad was really excited to be out there with all of us, and supervising the work. I'm sure he was exhausted at the end of the day, but it was probably a good kind of tired.
I haven't been in the house on the farm for many years. Dad is currently renting the house, and the lady told me that she had done some fixing up in the kitchen. I would love to see the inside again, for old times sake; but sometimes a trip down memory lane isn't always what you expect it to be. Still, it's great to have our memories.


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