I think these guys may have heard the kids driving the ATVs and skedaddled out of the corn field and across Mine Run.
Early morning walk on my birthday with the hounds, corn is TALL.
Fog rolling in.
Just kind of happened on our daily walk, he sure was proud of getting it!
The big rig is here! We officially punched our ‘country ticket’. Great to have him home after his first trip, and of course we are VERY proud of him.
Got down to 22f that night and the warmth of the fire was quite welcome.
Gathered almost three thousand pounds of scrap metal from around the farm; metal roofing, cushed culverts, an old silo auger, metal chairs and even an old swing set complete with a teeter totter.
Of course no good deed goes unpunished. I called the scrap metal yard in Culpeper before I drove it down there on Saturday morning. It closed at 11:30 and I got there at 11am. After I got off the scale the guy came out and told me they aren’t accepting any scrap metal because their machine is broken. Told him I literally just called and he said they forgot to tell the lady in the front office that I spoke to…great.
Ended up taking it to the Orange county dump which accepted it for free since they are going to recycle it too. The dump trailer proved to make this much easier than it would have been otherwise.
Final phase of the renovation is here, the addition of a chimney and the creation of the hearth and rock walls inside. We love the look.
On a late afternoon walk we came into this clearing and just on the other side of that scrub brush a coyote was howling and barking like crazy. As you can see Ace came back and hid behind me…so much for protecting the master.
Patty made the traditional corned beef & cabbage with all of the sides and we brought it up to Ashburn to share with Grammy and Beepa. Was great to see them, and I think they enjoyed it.