Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Very Successful Workshop

The bad news is that we didn't get to attend the workshop at all!  Mom said that there were just too many people and we'd be totally whigged out by too much noisy activity and too many hoomans running around and too much heat!

And the good news is that a temporary staircase is in and it will be much safer and much easier for the timber framers to climb than ladders to get the upper barn structure in place.
 The fancy tree-shaped brace that was made months ago in the workshop is now in place.
Cousin Sally and Aunt Jan along with many others preserved 40' long purlin plate timbers!
So much work was accomplished and it got us in such great shape for the barn raising next month!  The third bent is up and floor joists for the first two bays are in place!

Mom said that the food was incredible! They ate like kings and queens for 2 days and everyone had to have gained at least 5 pounds!  And thanks for letting us know that, mom, seeing as we didn't get a single treat on either day!

Dad is so pleased and he and mom feel so fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful group of people who give and give and give!

Happy father's day to our dad!  We wish we could have spent the day with you, but we understand!  Tomorrow will be our pawty with you!
Happy father's day to all of the dads out there!

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

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


The Army of Four said...

You DIDN'T get to help?!? That's so unfair! Who taste-tested the food?!?
PS: we love your barn posts!

George The Lad said...

Happy Father's Day to your dad, hope he didn't work to hard today.
I'd love to go up those steps.
See Yea George xxx

Emily and Ike said...

Happy Father's day to your dad!

Unknown said...

What a great post! Your dad really deserves his 'HAPPY FATHER'S DAY'. The barn building is so skillful, I love seeing the photos of progress. You guys certainly have a great dad. I bet you get double treats tomorrow. Have a great week! Ros and OscarX

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Pawther's Day!
Your Dad is the greatest, I wanna be there to cheer him up myself!

Jake of Florida said...

Your Dad is such a special guy!!! Mom has been reading about her favorite Haida artist, Bill Reid, (you saw some of his pieces on one of our Vancouver posts) and his approach to his work was that it should always be well made. Well that's your Dad's approach too, right?

So we think he is an artist too!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Father's Day to your dad!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happee fathers day to your Paw. Your barn is going to look so beautiful.
Benny & Lily

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Happy Happy Father's Day to your dad!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Looking GREAT!!! What a wonderful service you peeps are giving. What a FUN Father's Day weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Lorenza said...

Happy Father's Day to your Dad!
Glad to know everything went well there!
Kisses and hugs

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

What not even a measly piece of pasta!!! I know everyone's working hard, but really, those plates needed to be cleaned. Unfair!

Barn's comin' along nicely, though. It's fun working with a lot of great people or playing with great dogs.

We definitely want to see you showing off the finished barn.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

PeeS. Have you been able to christen those tree thingys?

How Sam Sees It said...

Thank you for posting pictures of all your hard work! It is very neat to see it happening!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Congrats on accomplishing so much - wonderful people all chipping in - great!!!

maggie and Mitch, look in the fridge, are you sure there aren't any leftovers?

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Deborah said...

I hope you had a nice Father's Day! I sure looks like you did!

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya pals! Great building going on! Lovely spot, and amazing workshop!
Hope you get to spend a really nice day with dad soon :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Gus said...

Well, we are impressed by the barn and the other things you mentioned, like fellowship and community and that stuff. But guys, you gotta teach those pawrents of yours about takeout! Doggie bags! We think you should net something, after all, you shared your Dad on Dad's day.

kisses to all and have a wonderful day tomorrow

gussie n teka

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
You awe so lucky to have such a wondewful , loving special day. I know you'll have a chance to celebwate wif him when he has the time
smoochie kisses

Inky and Molly said...

Of course it was a success, with that amazing spread on offer...

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The barn is looking so spectacular.
I think the barn is telling a story, it is speaking,
I hope you guys at least got some baked beans or something to eat.

Stardust said...

The work in progress looks totally awesome! What beautiful effort there and I can imagine all the satisfaction!

Just that I can't say the same about not having food. You guys must be so hungry. =( Well I'm sure that it'll be made up to you later!

Wyatt said...

The barn really came along way over the weekend. It looks great!
Sorry you doggies didn't get any of the lunchables!


TwoSpecialWires said...

Maggie. Mitch. We are so impressed with your dad. You all deserve the VERY BEST DAY AFTER FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION ever! What an amazing day today was! And you know what? We're pretty sure they'll make up to you the lack of leftovers. We're just waiting to hear what your Monday looks like! And tastes like!

So very impressed
Jake and Fergs xxoo

the many Bs said...

hi M&M, happy fathers day to your dad. we know you will have a good celebration with him. he is doing a wonderful job on the barn.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...


My word is DECKED!

Says it all!

PeeEssWoo: Thanks fur sharing!!!

Teddy Bear said...

That looks pawesome! Happy Father's Day to your Dad!:)

Teddy Bear

Kapitein Haakje said...

woooow great job
that looks very dificuld

El'bow & Hauwii

Princess Patches said...

Happy Father's Day to your dad, M & M! We're sure he will have a great day with you today! And we're sorry you didn't get any of the foodables. But we're NOT sorry you didn't have to be out in the heat. It was brutal here, yesterday, and it's supposed to be even hotter today! We want a pool!

Penny & Patches

Dexter said...

I wish I could send my Master to camp at your place. He would so love to help with that barn stuff (and he is not afraid of stairs either).


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

Happy belated Father's day to your Daddy. What a great project they was working on and thye food Yummilicious!! Sorry we've not been around much. Mommy just can't seem to catch up anymore but we think about you guys all the time.


tula monstah said...

M & M, just wondering where my room is going to be? not much fur climbing ladders/stairs..first floor pullez?:)

Hope you smothered your dad with lots of kissies & ate pizza with him, and frozen yogurt, and.....


Mack said...

I hope you and your family had a great Father's Day M&M!

That barn is gonna be Gorgeous!


Anonymous said...

Your mom was prolly right that you wouldn't have liked all that activity. But the LEAST she coulda done is share some of the food with you. Sheesh!

Happy Father's Day to your dad!

Wiggle & Wags,

Bocci said...

Happy Father's Day indeed, Maggie and Mitch-so glad your workshop was successful!

Your buddy,