Saturday, August 11, 2007

Northford Barn Raising

Hi Everybody!
It's me, Mitch!
Maggie said that I could use her bloggy once again to tell you that I was at a barn raising this morning and it was right up the street from us! Mom and I walked to it this morning - right after our official walkie! We sure did get our exercise today!

This is my new friend. She is 14 months old and she kept dropping Cheerio's and I wanted to be a good citizen and not get her in trouble for littering so I cleaned up the ground for her !

See that man sitting down right up in front with the green shirt on? That's my daddy! He leads the barn raisings but right now the pretty lady in the black shirt is saying a prayer. We always start our raisings off with a prayer!

Today is magnificent! Not a cloud in the sky and no humidity! It's clear and sunny and just perfect! This is a special barn that we're raising today. My dad dismantled this barn about 20 years ago and it's been in storage for all this time. Now at long last - and a few repairs - it's going back up. Want to see the first bent go up! We have to caution you at the end that there's lots of applause! We don't want to hurt anyone's ears! That's my daddy yelling "lift, lift, lift!" That's the barn chant!

How did you like it? Isn't it just so exciting! We never get tired of going to barn raisings! Every single one of them is more exciting than the next!

This is a picture of bent number 2 in place!

There are a total of 5 bents (sections) in this barn. Mom and I left the raising just after bent number 3 cause Maggie stayed home. Dad says she talks too much at the raisings and he didn't want to have to try and compete with her! hehehehe
I think Maggie gets to go tomorrow!

Before we left I got to say hi to my friend Mabel. She's Greg's Bulldog!

She didn't mind me sniffing her at all! Mabel is a sweet girl!

So that's my exciting new for today! This is only my second barn raising and this time I got to stay for 4 whole hours! Maybe one day mom will let me stay for a whole day!

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

Love ya lots,



Ruby Bleu said...

Wow Mitch...that is so exciting!!! That looked like so much fun and you got snacks and to see your friend Mabel...she's a cutie!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Suki & Joey said...

I've never been to a barn raising before. It looks like fun! Your daddy's work seems really cool, and it's nice you're there to support him :)

Puggy kisses

Eddie N Peaches said...

Mitch, you're such a good samaratin for cleaning up that little person's Cheerios.

Very exciting barn raising. Thanks for the video.

Whoofs & Baroos,
Eddie & Peaches

P.S. Keep workin' on those stairs! Can't wait to see the video of you zoomin' up em.

Koobuss said...

WOW!!! Looks like a lot of fun, Mitch! It was so nice of you to keep that miniature human out of trouble the way you did by cleaning up after her. You are so thoughtful. What a gentleman!!!

Lots of Koobuss Kisses,
Your friend Koobie

Anonymous said...

Woo Mitch... I am so glad you cleaned up the dropped cheerio's for that bi-ped! Hey, that barn raising was cool!

Linda said...

Hey Mitch,
Good thing you were there to keep the little one from littering huh?? We bet the barn raising was lots of fun. So who owns the barn now? Do people buy them & hire your Papa to put them up?? Mama & Papa know how heavy those things are. Our Papa's cousin tore down 2 barns & used the big timbers to build a timber frame home. Papa helped him too. The barn siding was used inside of the home too, it's very cool. Hope Maggie wasn't too lonely by herself. Have a great weekend!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

The Airechicks said...

Whooa Mitch:

That was very impressive we've never seen that - just alot of metal barns here.....

Glad you looking out for the little peps...Cheerios....great treat.

We heard your Dad - bet your very proud of your Pop.

Tell Maggie - we missed her in the video.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jessica said...

How pawesome!!! A barn raising. We've never been to a barn raising but it looks like a really special event.

Thanks for sharing Mitch.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Emily and Ike said...

Barn raisings! You sure live in a different world - how fun!

Gus said...

Oh wow! That looked so cool. And you are doing a great job blogging Mitchie. Is Maggie on vacation?

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mitch.
You are a very good boy. That little girl could be in trouble if you weren't there to help her!
The barn raising looks very cool. Glad you had the chance to be there! Sure you had great time there.
Kisses for you, Maggie, your Mom and your Dad.
Take care

Johann The Dog said...

Maggie, that is sooo cool! Been a long time since anyone talked about barn raising. We live in Indiana, and the only time we've been around that is in the Amish communities.

So glad that your Dad is keeping the wonderful tradition alive!!!!

And Mitch, you go buddy on those stairs, you're getting there fur sure!


PS: Glad you like my movie, BOL!!!

Kien said...

oh mitch... everything seems so nice and awesome.. from what u did to help the girl picking up her litters.. to the barn raising thingy and your dad voice was so powerful and energetic.. that really raise the spirit up for others!.. wonderful...

Golden Rossi

Boo Casanova said...

what? you say maggie talks too much? wait till she sees this!

wet wet licks


Faya said...

I have never seen a barn raising before. It is very interesting...thank you Mitch for sharing...Kisses, Faya

Peanut said...

Oh that barn raising looks fun. Those little people who drop food are the best.

the many Bs said...

Hey Mitch, we've never seen a barn raising before. it looks like fun. and good for you for cleaning up the Cheerios for everyone. Good boy, Mitch.

Toby said...

Hey Mitch!~

I've never seen anything like that before!!! Barn raising looks so super cool!! But I'm a bit confused... Is there a reason as to why each part of the barn is built and then raised up?? I mean, instead of building up from the beginning... Sorry, Mom and I don't know much about barns so this is all super new to us!~


Bogart H. Devil said...

That's incredibly cool Mitch!!! My mom helped do one of those years ago when her friend's barn burned down (during their wedding - it was crazy!).

Oh, and you were a good boy to help "clean up" all of those Cheerios ;)


Putter said...

Hi Mitch! Hi!

OMG! I am so gladdest that you had a goodest time at the raising! I wish I could have goed again! Ya know I met Mabel at the last one too! Isn't she the cutest ever and most funnest! Talk to you soonest Mitch!!!!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)))))

Stanley said...


You're a busy guy. That barn raising looks stinkin' cool (was your mama yelling into the camera? My girl does that ALL the time).

You were so good to that hooman pup! You helped her in her time of need... and Cheerios should NEVER go to waste.

Goober love (give a goob kiss to Maggs),

Amici said...

Wowzers! That looks like a lot of work! What a great thing to do for someone else. Glad you could join in the fun. :)

Chelsea said...

Mitch, was a social service you are providing by cleaning up the streets of cheerios and other .....yummy things.


Urban Smoothie Read said...

hi mitch,

glad 2 hear frm u again..

i wan 2 help u wit cleaning up d cherry too...

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Congratulations, Mitch! We're so happy for you!

Scrappy and Pebbles said...

That barn raising was fascinating. Nothing like that goes on down here.

tail wags
Scrappy and Pebbles

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Mitch,
Wow.. it looks like so much fun (although I have no idea what 'barn raising' is..). I don't even get to see a barn in SIN, let alone raising it.. hee...
Oh and I can see that you are working your magic on Mabel!

ToFFee said...

What will Asta say if you have mabel there?

you got snackies too? plus see an exciting barn raising!

congrats on nailing the stairs.. =)

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Mitch, you sure are nice to help the little kid clean up the Cheerios

~ Girl girl

Myeo said...

Mitch, at the rate you are going we are sure one day your mom will let you stay for the whole day.

Btw, we recived a parcel from you. We are going to open it this Friday.

Thank You Maggie & Mitch

Boy n Baby

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Mitch! That was truly amazing. We don't have anything like that barn raising fun stuff in Scotland, we really enjoyed watching the video and the pictures.

And the weather looked so good too!

Thank you for sharing that with us, Jeannie says she learns new stuff everyday with this blogging.

love and barn raising licks, Marvin xxxxxxxxxx

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! That was just very exciting!!! I enjoyed the video, hearing everybody cheering when that thing was lifted up straight. Just amazing! I bet you had the best time in your life there...I can't believe you even had time to meet a girl there.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Asta said...

Hi Mitchy, my sweetie,
BOy that looked gweat, my Daddi suwe wishes he could have been thewee..I wecognised your Dad's voice, he's the best!!
You awe such a good boy fow helping out the little litter bug hooman..and see you get wewards for a good deed..cheewios yummmm
Give my love to Maggzie too
smoochie kisses to both of you

Mojo, Digger and family said...

wow, the barn raising is an amazing sight! I just love the community spirit there.

By the way, I would have jumped on the child, play-nipped its face and then stolen the bag of Cheetos. Because I like to embarrass my mum.

wet snouty poke