Friday, June 18, 2010

The Crump WorkShop

This weekend is the workshop for the Crump barn project!  LOTS of timberframe students will be attending to help raise another bent and to install floor joists in the first bay that is already standing and we're sure dad has lots of other duties on his list of things to get done.
Mom's job today has been to hit the grocery store and prepare herself to feed lots of hungry people for this 2-day event!

First on the agenda is the pasta salad with added chunk chicken and black olives and celery!
Guess who the official taste-tester is?
Cole slaw is next!  Mom likes to sprinke poppy seeds on top!  yummm
What a shame Mitch is at the barn helping out the guys! He's missing all of the fun here!
Someone has to perform the dreaded taste-testing duties! hehehe

There will be lots of coldcuts there - turkey, ham, roast beef and 3 different kinds of cheeses but our dad is a huge tuna salad fan and dad asked mom if she could please make a batch of her delicious tuna salad to share!  Sure!  Mom puts hard-boiled eggs in her tuna salad along with the celery and mayo. 
You made it home in time to try out the tuna salad with me, Mitch!
This is the trunk of mom's car just before she made her first trip over to the barn site to unload!
What a pawty they're gonna have!    We hear that there will also be potato salad and antipasto salad and carrot cake and strawberry shortcake and raspberry brownies - wow - we sure hope that at one point we'll get to go over and check it all out and maybe find some crumbs that someone dropped!
Dad says that the portapottie is for the lady timberframers to use!  Nice touch, mom!
Remember that cherry timber with all of those hand carved pinwheels that Uncle Phil worked on for weeks and weeks and weeks this winter?  It's in!  It's one of the doorway posts!  There are pinwheels up and down the whole length of the beam on two sides!  Isn't it just a work of art?!
And one of the other unusual fancy huge braces has been installed!  This one is quilted cherry!

Guess what was flying up overhead today for the short time that mom was there dropping stuff off?  A blimpie!  He must have heard that this was a busy weekend at Crumps for us and is checkin' us out!  Hello up there!
Time to head home to get more preparing done and bring over another load! 
Keep your head inside, Mitch! Safety first!
Our temps Saturday are going to be around 90 degrees with humidity!  Guess we'd better have lots and lots of water!

So until next time.................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Benny and Lily said...

You guys are doing a good job telling Paw what to do. Those blimpies are weird huh? Love the new header
Benny & Lily

Eric said...

Yumm what a dogalicious dinner. Paws crossed you get your share.
The barn's looking fab,and Mum was oooing at the lovely pinwheel timber. Can't wait to see it after the weekend if they manage to squeeze in any work amongst the feasting!!

Happy weekend! Wiry love Eric xx

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We know our peeps would love to see the project - and we'd love to help with the clean-up!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Inky and Molly said...

mmmmhhhh, a trunk load full of food sounds extremely good to us right now!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sue that looked good enough to eat!!! Everyone will surely enjoy the eats!!!! Sorry to hear it is going to be hot!!! Water and lots of it is the key... Have a good time all.
xxoo, Fern

Lacy said...

w00fs, yummm, can me come eat wiff u..looks like enuff to feed a army....but dont get to hot, that wont b good for barn building..

b safe,

scotsmad said...

Good thing there are two of you, one to supervise the cooking and the other to supervise the barn work.

We think it would be A SHAME if you are left out of the work days.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

The Life of Riley said...

That looks like quite a feast, and you did a very important role tasting it first! Have a great weekend.

Noah the Airedale said...

The barn raisers are going to be very happy with that boot full of yummies.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Wyatt said...

It's a good thing you dales are there to taste test the foodables!
The bern is coming along so nicely. We really like all the special touches. It is a real work of art!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

You guys sure look like you are having so much fun!! What a feast!!! We wish we were there!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Looks good! You're so lucky to be tasters!

Sam said...

I can't wait to see the barn when it is done!


Deborah said...

WOW, you sure are ready for a good party! All that food!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Mmmmm. You got to be taste testers. Too bad you didn't get to ride in the trunk with all that food.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furst Noah got us drooling with lobstah rolls

NOW woo have all those yummie!

Mom love all the salad variations woo shared - she likes to make Tuna Devils meaning woo put tuna in the deviled egg filling so she loves your tuna salad version!

We are getting that yukhky weather this weekend as well - won't be much walking done here!

Keep khool and hydrated!


Southbaygirl said...

yummers...all that taste testing...what a great job!!! Can I join you??



Teddy Bear said...

Taste testing is the best job isn't it? We're so glad the project is going well.:) We hope you stay cool tomorrow. Hot weather is no fun.:(

Teddy Bear

Bella the Westie said...

Good luck to the workers!
Your mummy is so nice to have made such wonderful food for them.
Thank goondess you helped her by tasting!

Love, Bella.

George the Lad said...

Your mom's been very busy, making things by the bowl full.
I wish I could pop over for a bite to eat. Looking forward to the up dates on the barn project.
See Yea George xxx

Mack said...

I sure would love to have your job BOL!
Mom says those strawberry brownies sound deelish!


Penny and Patches said...

Raspberry brownies? It's a good thing our mom won't be there! She would want them ALL! It looks like you will all have a really great weekend! The barn raising peoples will really appreciate all the yummy foods!

Penny & Patches

parlance said...

Those barns must be amazing! Are they intended to stand for centuries?

TwoSpecialWires said...

Watching this barn raising has become one of Moma's favorite pastimes, and we like to pretend we're there. That means TODAY as we imagine all the goings on, we're hoping to get some good food to eat! Yummmm. (In our dreams!)

Stay safe in the heat and tell the peeps and students to save some leftovers for you!

Counting the days!!!!!!
Jake and Fergi and Family

(Pee esS. Those food fotos made us drool!)

Bocci said...

Your Mom sure is a great cook, Maggie and Mitch-everything looks mouth-watering good! ( we love poppy seeds on our coleslaw too)
And the barn is looking beautiful! Can hardly wait to see more!
Our temps will be in the 90's and humid today too, so let's all be careful!

Your buddy,

Nelly said...

I was droolin' reading about all that LOVELY food Maggie. You lucky girl!
The barn is looking wonderful and Mum went 'Oh, Wow!' when she saw the timberframe with the pinwheels on.
Have a great weekend!
Nelly x

Sherry said...

That is going to be a luxury barn for sure. Our mom thinks she should go live in it and we dogs can have the house.
Alanis & Miro


Woof Maggie and Mitch,

You pups sure have a good and interesting life. And that food looks very tasty. It's really pawsome that your Mom and Dad get involved in the things that they do.

Desert Pups,
Toby, Norman, Keiko and The Ghost of Scuba.

Sue said...

What a great party. Did you say raspberry brownies?

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mmm everything looks so yummy. You 2 have a great job. How do we get in on that taste testing job? The barn looks awesome...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Am I a sissi Maggie?
'Cause I just love to follow you and your mom in the kitchen to clean up the left over, even just to check the fancy portapottie.
Happy Father's Day y'all.

The Army of Four said...

WOW! that is one spectacular barn -- and you've only just started!!! How special! It truly, truly is a work of art.
Speaking of works of art... do you need help testing any of those dishes your mom made? Cuz I could be there lickety split!!! Just let me know!
Play bows,

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Everypup and everyhuman is very hungry after reading your post - such delicious-looking foodies. Mom loves that chicken pasta salad and the cole slaw. We liked the sound of that tuna with eggs and all the yummy desserts. We are sure that all those hardworking barnraisers were very appreciative of your Mom's generosity.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

I am sure everyone loved all those delicious goodies that your mom prepared!
After a hard work.... OMD! I can continue... I am drooling!
Have fun!
Kisses and hugs

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow love yer M&M colorful and I love yer Mom's food ya think I could learn ta be a barn raiser so I could join ya fer the feast? I'm sure that's the best part......yer Dad builds such beautiful barns....

Hope ya had a good was hot here and then it it really never just rains anymore....

Dewey Dewster here....

Christaligia said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch. It's been a while since I've been here but I've been a bit busy :-) Looks like you two have been very busy too with all that taste testing!! I'm not allowed right now since I am feeding all these babies and it tends to come out the other end on me *grins* My mom is going to download some new stuff soon, my babies have their eyes open now and some are trying to walk and escape!! See you soon :-)

Martha and Bailey said...

The barn is looking great and all that food very yummy.
Thank goodness one of you is on paw to sample the food before those humans get to it.
With any luck they wont be able to eat all of it.
If you need a paw to clear up the leftovers you know who to call....1
martha and bailey xxx

umekotyan said...

Good evening m & m
It is a coming of purple at the season.
As for the flower, it is beautiful, and the sky is also blue.

The project of the barn works hard.
And, the meal of assistance is a correct answer.
The motivation comes out. :)

from loved ume tyan

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
Tell Dad happy Fathers day to him from us,Happy and Bambi.....
Hope you get a good rest, you deserve it!! Of course Mom does too!!
XXOO, Fern

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch
I have been trying and trying to say hi, but blogger is cranky and would not let me. So, I hurried over first thing this morning to try. YEAAAA I am in.
We loved looking at all that yummpy food.. And all that hard barn work in that hot humid weather must be a litttle hard. It is cool here. Thank you for sharing all the progress going on and all the festivesness.
And Happy Fathers Day to you dad.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh!
this is so exciting!
now summer has offically begun!
we cannot wait to hear all about your weekend!
everything looks so yummy!
m & e

violett said...

A nice party food. Delicious goodies! Yummy!
Too bad you didn't get to ride in the trunk with all that food.

I wait tensely for other reports of the construction of the barns.
Lots of Love

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are headed your way for some of that yummy food...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Stardust said...

Look at all those food!! And blimpie! Never seen one my life. =P

Anonymous said...

I was really scared that this was going to be a cliffhanger, but thank dogness Mitch got back just in time for that tuna salad! Yay. (slurp)

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

This is why you guys have one of me and my homie's blogs: because your posts are appetizing for all!