What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Memorial Day and A New Addition

( Not THAT kind of new addition, silly! )

The very astute reader to this blog may have noticed a new project being worked on these days.  A Papa Project, as we like to call them around here.  Matt is finally putting to good use those boards he made last year.  He's making an addition to the barn so he can get some equipment things that are lying around in fields put under cover from the elements and in order to get his barn emptied of his tractor and Doodlebug. (Someday I'll have to show you what the Doodlebug is...)

Matt has been working on the addition a bit here, a bit there.  He designed and made the rafter supports (clever boy!) last fall.  He dug the holes a few weeks ago.  He built the wall on his week off.  And on Memorial Day, you can bet he intended to work on it some more.

Since the plan for Memorial Day was to hang the roof rafters, I knew it would probably be a good idea to keep the kids away from the work zone.  And since wherever Matt goes the children are sure to follow, I thought it best to go somewhere away.

A picnic with my mom and sister at a nearby farm/greenhouse fit the bill perfectly.

Because it is better to climb on wooden trains and ships at the playground than it is to do it here:

(Five seconds after returning home)

That evening we had our first grilled hamburgers for the year and our first taste of corn on the cob which was delicious even if it came from the produce aisle of the grocery store and not our garden.  

Boy, was that corn good.


Rhonda said...

I think your photos are just beautiful and your husband may be the hardest working man on earth.

Cathy said...

Five seconds after you arrived home! That's great.

Alyssa Corley said...

perfect :)

Julian said...

(Dont give up:) ) you are blessed with a hardworking man. Great idea for the kids! Like how tgey came home and ran to be where he was;)

Anna Yager said...

Your man and my man are cut from the same cloth (or more accurately, milled from the same tree)- they've gotta be outside DOING something!