Helping Hands

What better way to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon than helping a friend in need? When a single mom friend of ours called to say that she needed to do some heavy-duty spring cleaning at her place and would we help, we jumped at the chance. Fixing fence isn't usually a job cowboys like to do, but these three have graciously given up their horses for hammers and went to work.
Rolling up high-tensile electric fence wire isn't the most fun job in the world. In fact, fencing in general isn't the most fun job in the world, but this high-tensile stuff has a mind of it's own, and it never does what you want it to do. We did manage to get it all rolled up, though.
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Any time the adults get together to do a community project, it means lots of kids, and lots of opportunity to have fun. At one time I counted ten young ones getting into various kinds of trouble. I actually heard one dad yelling at them to get off the roof of the barn. I think he was just being overly protective.
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This was our contribution to the entire operation. When I wasn't behind the camera, my job was running the chain on the business end of the post-pulling equipment. Given my level of ineptitude, I think the Mister was actually happy when I took up the camera instead of the chain. Of course the skilled part of the process is running the tractor, so that's where the Mister found himself.
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We managed to get everything on her list done, and we were tired but satisfied at the end of the day. Of course, the delicious steak dinner she provided was a great reward for a job well done.

Thanks for stopping by. The coffee is always on.


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