My parents were here from WI for Labor Day.  The kids had their Wii bowling tournament with my dad.  They also went to Jemma’s open house at school and learned all about Smartboards.  They missed Will’s first football game because it stormed.

The other big project we did was cut down three large trees (large by OK standards) at Christian Services of OK, maternity home.  I forgot to take pictures of the trees before my dad cut them down.  He brought his medium size chainsaw from home and wished he had brought his large one.

The boys had fun after the first tree fell when they could start hauling branches.

Will was able to help even with his left hand in a cast.

Jemma helped also.

Here’s Bill and my mom stacking brush.

This is what one of the trees looked like when we were done.

It took us about 4 hours to cut and stack the brush.  We did have a lunch break in there too.  The only problem was that my dad thought we should start a bonfire and burn the brush.  I had to remind him a couple times that we were in the city and had to play by city rules and you can’t have a fire without a permit.  Anytime we cut a tree down on the farm we have a bonfire.  There was one more tree that will need to be cut down, unless it got cut down on Sat. during Day in the City.  If it didn’t get cut down, my dad will cut it down in Jan.  when he and my mom are here when my younger sister and her husband have their first baby.

3 Responses to Timber….

  • Robin says:

    I guess that’s what your parents do for fun when they’re here? WORK? No, I really think that’s great that you all enjoy doing service together.

  • Gena says:

    My back hurts just looking at your Dad. Wow. That’s pretty impressive.

  • Rachel says:

    I thought at first that this was going to be in your yard! Too bad your kids couldn’t have come up and helped us with our branches and brush last summer. They look like hard workers–just like their parents and grandparents. 🙂

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