Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bruce's Barn Raising

Hi everybody! It's me, Mitchy! I was at a barn raising this morning with mom! Maggie didn't get to come because mom can't handle both of us at the same time! If Maggie and I both decide that we want to see something OVER THERE - mom has to go too and if she doesn't want to - well, too bad because she's going whether she wants to or not! So it was just me this morning!

See that man with the hat on? That's my dad and the man standing next to him is the person the Northford Timber Framers are raising this barn for! His name is Bruce! I have my official NTF bandana on because I'm part of the group too!

This man's name is Gene! He's been friends with my dad forever and if Maggie ever knew that I got to say hi to her bestest boyfriend in the whole wide world, she'd never speak to me again! Maggie has known Gene since she was a very young puppy and she ADORES him!

The NTF'ers are all being introduced here! Mom and I got introduced last - dad saved the best for last, right?!

The guys are getting ready to lift their first bent! This is the exciting part!

The next two videos are bent #1 and bent #3 going up! That's my dad doing all the yelling in the videos! He has a really LOUD voice and he's the boss!

There are 4 bents (sections) that will go up today!
I was starting to get antsy just standing around and mom decided that it was time to go home and see how Maggie was doing. We walked to this barn raising this morning. It's only about 15 minutes from my house. Take a look at the farm that we went past on our way to and from the raising! That red and green stuff is lettuce and I asked mom if I could pick some and she said no! What a meanie!

Maggie is hoping to go to the raising tomorrow with mom to see how the NTF'ers are progressing! Tomorrow is the barn pawty and there's LOTS of food involved! I sure hope I can to too!

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

Yer friend,



Emily and Ike said...

What a nice community you live in. The only raising that goes on around here is hell.

Lacy said...

w00f's Mitch and Maggie, heehee mitch, maggie will never let u git away wiff u gittin to go and her not...looks like u had a fun time, tomorrow will b da bestest day wiff all dat food around...

b safe,
~rocky and company~

Unknown said...

How nice you two get to share the excitement. Good luck to your dad and co with the barn raising!

Gus said...

We KNOW that raising a barn is hard work, but it really LOOKS like everyone is having a great time. Must be your dad is a great team leader. Have a great time tomorrow at the food party.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mitch!
It must be very exciting for to you to be there!
Yes, your Dad is great team leader!
Kisses and hugs

Moco said...

Those guys dress like they live in Oregon. Love your pictures of the country side. Can't wait to see more. Especially all the food you and Maggie are going to get.

Joe Stains said...

That is so cool. I wish I had a job like your Dad, I LOVE to yell!!!!

Faya said...

Waouw it is very impressing ! Your Dad do a great job. I like the smell of the wood...
Hahaha I imagine you both running and your Mom trying to follow you....hahaha....
Kisses, Faya
PS : I hope tomorrow you will have some nice food to taste...

Jans Funny Farm said...

What fun. And you get to walk in beautiful country. You do have a neat community.

Peanut said...

How exciting. You know if maggie reads this she is going to see that you saw her boyfriend.

Maya and Kena said...

Hi Mitch!
The barn raising looks really exciting! Fur some reason we couldn't see the video though. But the pics were great!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Cassidy said...

That looks like fun Mitch, but do you realise that Maggie might get food while you're stuck at home when she goes!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow that was fast. See what a little team work does..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Kodak the Eskie said...

It was cool to see the barn raising. I bet it was exciting. I hope you get to go to that Barn party. Sounds like fun. Wish I could go too!

Hugs, Kodak


Hi Maggie and Mitch,
Very interesting post guys.Thats the first time we have ever seen a barn raised! So thats how its done. Is it a whole group on volunteers? The countryside there looks so green. Too bad about the lettuce Mitch.
Thank you for the Birthday wishes.

Gaia the Airedale said...

Wow cool barn raising looks tough! Scary too, I wouldnt be caught dead in that scene!

puppy breath,

Isis said...

wow! what a great day!

I wanna do something like that!

what fun!

the many Bs said...

that barn raising stuff is so interesting. we have never seen anything like it. your dad looks really nice and so do your friends. we agree that your dad has a really loud voice in those videos. hee hee


♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Hi M & M,

Your Daddy sure is talented, being the boss of that barnraising. It sounds like that party tomorrow is really gonna be fun...I HOPE YOU BOTH GET TO GO!! In exactly 12 hours me and the Mommy are going to see my Aunt Judy, Kady and the long is 12 hour?
I'll have a full report for everybody.

Love ya...Mona

Kirby said...

Mitch, how cool that you got to go to the barn raising. You are such a lucky boy. Hopefully, Maggie won't read the blog and see that you were hanging out with Gene. Hope you share pics of the finshed barn, I know we would all love to see it.

Your pal,

T-man Angel said...

Wow, we've never seen a barn get raised. I'm sure you're proud of your dad being the boss of that barn. But if I was there, I'd have to be the boss, because I'm T-man (hee hee)

Ozzie, Rocky and Lola said...

That was very interesting! We have never been to a barn raising!
You are two lucky dogs! We hope you both get to be there for the party and the food!
Ozzie & Rocky

Rudy said...

Mom wants to live in an area like yours! Looks like you had some good weather today too, and she and Dennis did lots of yard work trying to make up for lost time with all the rain we've had.
I supervised!


Noah the Airedale said...

Now that is community spirit!! Great videos Mitch. Were you barking out instructions?

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Stanley said...


Your mama and dad are the COOLEST parents EVER! I am proud to know any member of the NTF'ers! They look almost as fun a bunch as all of us dogs!

When your dad yells in that big booming voice, does it get you going too? I'm betting you and your mama are so proud of him!

You know, when you got home I bet Maggsie smelled good old Gene all over you. She's a smart cookie and... mmmmmm ~ cookie... and you won't fool her for a minute!

Thanks for sharing, bud. Can't wait to hear about the barn party!

Goober love,

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

You guys build lots! It looks like lots of fun!

Come check out mine or Chef's blog!!!! It's up! It's time! The Goody Exchange is on! I'm so excited! Help spread the word! This is gonna be the best event ever!

Hehehe, Woohoo! Go team dogs with Blogs!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Mack said...

Team work is great isn't it?

B said...

That's a really cool way to build a building. My mom went to a barn raising when she was little but there was no one there to shout as loud as your dad.


The Army of Four said...

That's so cool! I'm surprised they don't put Maggie in charge!
Play bows,

Myeo said...

That looks like alot of fun. We have nothing like that around here.

Boy n Baby

Fenway said...

Oooh, sounds like a lot of fun, commotion and opportunity for further Airedale Adoration.

Hope you got in the way a LOT. And I hope you got to pull something tasty off the food table!

Your Pal,

Persephone and Buster said...

wow mitch...videos are great--the excitement -- now that's right up my alley! you're dad is in "control"!! i do like that -- specially when it involves large, dangerous feats like putting up "bents"....i feel the excitement right down to my tail--whoo0OOOO0!! our humans need to talk sometime soon about this builder stuff my momm told me she was gonna tear out a wall... mebbe i'll be seeing the great outdoors whilst i sleep pretty soon! theBUSTER

Urban Smoothie Read said...

wat a treat that u got 2 go, but maggie didn't..

ur dad is good in buiding stuff, don't he?

WinstonBerry said...

That's super cool, Mitch!!! I've never been to a barn raising before, looks like a great time!!

Winnie :-)

Johann The Dog said...

I think barn raising is the neatest! Your dad is a good boss!

Woofs, Johann