Earlier this week the boys and I took another trip back home, this time to install a package of bees. The weather was fabulous (at least while I was working with the bees, not so much for the drive); the leaves were finally budding out and everything was starting to look green.
Finally, I was able to see what progress had been made on the barn. Amazing! It’s really coming along. See The Parker Dexter Barn for lots of photos of how the barn used to look and the first stages of barn removal. There’s also this postcard of the barn Long Ago.
Here’s the barn in it’s current, nearly skeletal state:
The barn removal is progressing nicely; the bees are in their hive…
it’s finally spring! I think I can safely say we are all pleased.
So first the book- Bill Byrson’s At Home I’m just starting this (after peeking at later chapters) and it promises to be interesting. I’m a fan of Bryon’s writing in general ever since struggling_along first introduced me to him through his book A Walk in the Woods. If you like hiking or if you like to think about hiking A Walk in the Woods is a must read. But I digress….
Ishmael’s go-veralls are finished; in record time -just 8 days verses 26 days for the first pair! I was torn between making the 6-12month or the 12-18 month size. I went with the 12-18 month size cause I’d rather he grew into than for it to be too small in the first place and growing into it he will have to do. The legs are long (and that makes the bib look impossibly small). But I know it’s only a matter of time before these will be exactly the right size. And that will give me time to find the right buttons (and to find that last foot of gray yarn the boys borrowed for a fishing line).
Here’s the back:
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