After wandering around the yard for an hour or so we were narrowing down the site to build the new shop building. We sat here for a spell and envisioned just what we were going to do as we narrowed down the exact spot. Cant start a project without proper planning.
Here we already have the poles in the ground and the nailers on the side and beginning to attach the trusses. We built the trusses for the shop ourselves.
Here Jacob is shown attaching the purloins to the trusses for attaching the metal roofing.
Now we are attaching the metal roofing - have already completed the opposite side.
Attaching the metal siding on the east side of the building. Things are closing in fast now.
Attaching the last piece of trim on the rake.
East side complete with walk through door installed.
We have the building ready and front drive-in doors constructed and hanging.
We added white chat for the floor and here Jacob and his father-in-law Gary are leveling the chat.
Ready to move in and begin.
Figured we needed at least one photo of the lucky wife who now has someplace to banish her husband to. Jacob has built a crude forge to begin with as he learns and gains experience and has began using the shop. Electricity and lighting have been added now as well.
We had an interesting Farmers Day this year but not all the Grandkids were in the Kiddie Parade. Two were in the parade," Flossie" and" Lil". I have added photos from their participation below.
"GrandMa" dressing the goat for "Flossie " to lead in the Kiddie Parade. "Flossie" and GrandMa walked the goat to town. Their story of the walk is quite a tale.
Just before the goat was dressed.
Walking in the parade.
"Flossie" won 1st place for "Best Dressed Pet"
"Lil" dressed her bike and herself up for the parade.
"Lil" won 1st place for best dressed bike. Look at that smile.
Two of the Grandkids were in the Main Parade and their photos are below.
Here is "Skeezix" holding the goat on the FFA float. This is his first year in FFA. The goat was able to get itself into both parades.
Not sure what group "Flossie" is with here in the main parade but she is handing out candy along with others in her group. She was able to make both parades.
Two of the Grandkids were able to ride Carl Kelley's ponies during the Farmers Day. Photos below are of them having the time of their lives. By the time he had opened up though my youngest Grandson "Bucky" had already left for the day. I so much wanted him to ride as well. I went to Farmers Day with a pocketful of ones so I could let them ride a lot.
We had callers this afternoon and had a nice visit with my brother, Patrick and his family. They had traveled to the area to attend a family reunion on his mother's side of the family and dropped in to visit a spell. Below is a photo taken as they were preparing to leave.
Patrick, Nancy and Sean.
I and my brother, Patrick.
Sean has his learner's permit and the parents are being brave and allowing the freedom to learn to drive. The short video below is the first time he has driven while leaving our house. Not bad.
I thought I was going to have a calm restful Father's Day. Got the morning chores done early and wasnt expecting anyone but that is not the way it worked. By the time the night was over I had all three of our children, their spouses and all eight grandchildren. The fresh corn was ready to pick and Glinda had prepared a pot of beans. So she was ready to feed them all on short notice. Didnt have quite enough meat so Brandan raided their freezer and brought some more up. Everyone had plenty and the fresh corn was awesome.
left to right, youngest son Jacob, oldest son Francis, Francis spouse Jenni, Jacob spouse Amanda and in background daughter Mitzi.
It was a hot day so Glinda got a sprinkler out for the grandkids to play in. The video below was taken of their frolicking fun.
It was sure great having all their at once on a pleasant day. IJK