Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Barn Raising

What a hot day it's been but a great day for a barn raising!

At 8AM dad had all of the timberframers up on deck introducing them and Aunt Amy led them in a very meaningful prayer.  The Northford Timberframers made donations to a few people today but one little girl in particular not only got green papers donation but also a new bike!  Megan has had heart problems for almost all of her young life. She sure was happy with her new bike!
This is the first bent going up. It's actually bent #5.  Remember that three bents are already up!
Mom took a video but we have to apologize in advance because it's the first time that mom has taken a video with her new camera. It's sort of fuzzy and you really have to turn your volumn up if you want to hear dad yelling lift, lift, lift, but you'll get the idea.  This is bent #4 going up - the final bent of this barn. 

There were tons of people at the raising and pretty much all of the food got eaten!
The timberframers worked all day on this project!  Wait till you see all that's been accomplished!
Right now, there is a pizza and beer pawty going on over at Crump's but mom said that she missed us TONS and she's pooping out on the pawty to stay home with us!  

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

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Benny and Lily said...
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Benny and Lily said...

Whoa..happee barn raising and food eatin
Benny & Lily

scotsmad said...

That's lovely of Mum comin' home and missin' the party because she missed you sooooo much.

That WAS a lot of people. Looks like the weather cooperated.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Simba and Jazzi said...

What an impressive sight!

Simba and Jazzi xx

Flo de Sendai said...

Wow, very interesting !

From Flo, Nana, and Uyanga.

hkairedalespack said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of skill and labor combined! Mommy says she now understands why the term barn "raising" is used.
Hugs, Miley and Mariah

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How furry khool!!!

Thanks fur sharing that!

The video looks fine too!


Maggie Mae said...

What a fun day for all of you! That little two-legger Megan is a cutie patootie. That was very nice of all of yous to gives her that bike and some green papers.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Bocci said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch-thanks so much for the pictures and the video-all were excellent! Parental Unit and I got a real good "feel" for what it must have been like. What a lot of work!!!! I be they were thrilled to have your Mom's delicious food to keep up their strength!

Your buddy,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Thanks for sharing it!
I know that little girl is excited with her new bike.
Sure it was hard work.
I am happy to know everything went well.
Kisses and hugs

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom did a great job with that video - such excitement for all. And how special that the little girl got a new bike:)

Those salads you all worked so hard making must have been a big hit - they sure looked tasty to Mom.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Wyatt said...

That was exciting and a little bit scary too! Can't wait to see the next phase!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

That looks like so much fun! I know the little girl is very excited with her bike! Thanks for sharing it...the video was great!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Teddy Bear said...

What a pawesome day! A new bike for Megan, the barn raising and a pizza pawty. I hope your Daddy brought you both some pizza bones.:)

Teddy Bear

violett said...

Very interesting and a good work. Your father is an excellent carpenter
Lots of love

Penny and Patches said...

What a great day everyone must have had! The video looks just fine and we could hear the whole thing without turning our speakers up any higher. We can't wait to see the finished barn!

Penny & Patches

parlance said...

I LOVE reading about your barn raisings. The video was great, because it showed part of how you do it.

Nelly said...

Aawwwwwh, look at the little girls face. She is soo happy!
That video is quite good and we heard your Daddy very well. He's very good! What a great project this is. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Nibbles & Headrubs
Nelly & Finn xx

Mack said...

That is gonna be one beautiful barn! And so big too!

Megan is a real sweetie!


TwoSpecialWires said...

Wow! Moma wishes she could make those letters really really big! WOW!!!! She's gonna put those pictures and the video up on the big screen so we can see it in supersize! She's been so excited to see this barn raising ... she's pretty obsessed (if we say so ourselves) about this whole project, reading and researching and going all the way back in your blog to learn about it. Needless to say, she can hardly WAIT to see the barn for herself. (We think it's pretty cool too, but honestly, we'd probably like resting at home with you guys. Too much excitement can kinda do us in.)

CONGRATULATIONS!! (And we KNOW the little girl is gonna LOVE her new bike! So cool!)

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Anonymous said...

Wow Maggie and Mitch that was Amazing!!!

So many hands working together is really a beautiful thing and you 2 were in on it!

Did you all get a bit of the food?

Thanks so for sharing!

Woo Woo's, Tessa

The Airechicks said...

WOW - that's all we can come up with..

Teddy said...

Wow, those barns are a lot of work to put up. We've never seen a barn raising here. It sounds like lots of fun ;o)


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what fun. Looks like time to supervise the cooking again. You are going to need a lot of it for all those people..
What a lucky little girl..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sue said...

Good job, everybody. It was a really hot day for all that activity. You guys were wise to stay home out of the heat.

3 doxies said...

A beeeer pawty and you mom didn't go? Oh goodness, hers okie dokie today? Hehehehe! Just kidding.
Now dat bes a barn raising if I evers did see one. Dat is so neat.
Dat pikture of da little girl getting her new bike just brought tears to my eyes.


Sally said...

It seems that you have had a wonderful day.

Nice woooh

happy said...

Sounds like a fun day! It's so nice of your mom to stay back with you two.

Putter said...

Maggie! Maggie!

AMAZING! AMAZING! And we are so happy that Megan got a bike! How wonderful! :)))))))))

Love, Putter

Inky and Molly said...

What a great project. We just think it's so amazing...
Little Megan looks as proud as punch receiving her new bike!