Monday, July 26, 2010

One Successful Weekend

We were over at Crump's barn this morning with mom while she was cleaning up and packing the car to bring paper goods and yummy left-overs home.    This weekend was a HUGE success!

How yummy does this look?
Mitch and I only got to lick the stick.  Mom said that chocolate is not for us! 
What a meanie!
Mom says you'd all rather see pictures of the barn but Mitch and I were quite certain that you'd rather see the food first, right?!  

This is the first floor of the barn.  Sorry about the bright light blinding you at the top.  There is one more upper gable that still needs to be sided. 
We are now upstairs looking out of that gable that still needs to be sided.
We are still upstairs looking towards the other end of the barn. This gable has been entirely sided! Are these timberframers good or what?!  You can see the angled purlins and queen posts.  Aren't they the coolest! 
We're outside now!  The timberframers worked so hard and did an amazing job!  Saturday was one of our hottest days on record! These guys just never quit!
Look what Mitch got!
This is a shot of the barn as we were leaving.  The roof boards are all in place and there is weatherwatch on the entire roof, which makes it temporarily weatherproof while dad is away.
When dad comes back, he will continue with overhangs and the roofers will then be ready to roof the barn!

You probably want to know where dad went, right?   We took him to the Aireport early this morning.  Remember his Amish friend, Tim, who makes the beautiful dog collars?  He's at his house right now having lunch!  
On Wednesday, dad will drive from Tim's house to Madison, Wisconsin.  He's competing in the Transplant Olympic Games!  He'll be throwing the discus and swimming and running and playing volleyball!
Dad took his laptop and his camera with him so we are crossing our paws for pictures!

Mom can't wait to get out in the garden and pull weeds!  She did say that she had a few surprises for us while dad is away!  We can't wait to find out what they are!

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

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

The barn looks so beautiful we'd love to see it in dog.

Jake and Fergi just left us this morning en route to your house - we talked about you a lot!! And it was all good - one day maybe we'll make it up there.

Now about those surprises - we home there is watermelon sherbet involved.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Golden Samantha said...

Ahhhh... Ooooooh...Wooooowwwww! A most beautiful, beautiful barn - what a JOB everyone did! It looks amazing! Bet those workers downed your salads - every last drop!!! Bravo for them in that heat! I am so impressed! M and M: glad you got some foodables too - the stick looks good tho - hope it was cold hehehe!
Big Hugs xoxoxo

snoopydogknits said...

The barn is looking amazing. What clever work!!! Good luck to your dad in the Transplant Games. Can't wait to hear how he has got on. Have a fun-filled week. Ros and Oscar

Maggie Mae and Max said...

OMD that barn is looking grreat!
I hopes your dad is having the bestest time at The Transplant Games!!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

The Army of Four said...

We just LOVE seeing the barn come to life!!! Just incredible craftsmanship!!! (And yes, that ice cream bar looks mighty tasty, too. Mmmm!!!)
Good luck to your dad!!!
Play bows,

George The Lad said...

The Barns coming on great, I love seeing the updates. Good luck to your dad, paws crossed he will come back with a medal.
Well that chocolate lolly look huge, sure your mom was ok after eating all that!!

George The Lad said...

oops should have put looks and forgot to say
See Yea George xxxx its be a hard day and me paws are not working right!!

♥ Sallie said...

The barn looks great! And so does that popsicle! :)

Remington said...


doyle and mollie said...

we think your barn is pawsome there are sure to be great walnutty things there loves and licks

Nelly said...

The barn looks amazing and the lolly sticks look delicious! I get to lick lolly sticks when Mummy and Daddy have icecream.
We're going to keep our paws crossed for your Daddy to win at the Transplant Olympic Games!
Nibbles & Headrubs
Nelly & Finni xxx

Agatha and Archie said...

JUST THE STICK Are you kidding me?? Geeesh...was there anything on it?? The barn is sooo cool.. Archie says he wants one.. a barn but we are not sure exactly where we would put it.. Love A+A

♥I am Holly♥ said...

The barn is super!! Seeing it going up has been amazing! Holly sends many thanks to Tim...she loves her new collar very much and has been getting a lot of attention with it on her!! Best of luck to your Dad!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Mack said...

Ooh we love surprises! And that barn is BIG!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Food first ALWAYS!

We've enjoyed the process of barn building sooooo much, thanks for sharing. That barn is going to be a snug place when winter comes. AND who knew there were so many craftsmen/women around.

Mitch we're happy to see you doing the quality control thing.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

3 doxies said...

Oh I gots a song fur ya..."I'm blinded by da light...dadadada"..Okays, dats all I knows of da song...hehehehe!
I remembers dat Tim, he DOES make beautiful collars.


Niamh said...

That barn is amazing! What a great project. Will you get to play in it when it is all done? Hope you got some of the leftovers. And good luck to your dad in all his events.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Wow, the barn looks awesome - such wonderful people to work so hard in that awful heat.

We hope your Dad has a lot of fun while he is away - and it sounds like you two might be having your own good times too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

The barn looks pawesome!
I know all of them have been working very hard!
Only the stick?? hmmm.... not fair!
Kisses and hugs

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Sheesh. We lost our internet just as we were ready to post our looonnngggg comment. Let's try a short one now.

Great barn!! Will it house horses, cows, hay?? Just beautiful...all your hard work paid off.

The ice cream looked good. mmmmm. ANd we will be rooting(from here) for your daddy at his Xplant Olympic Games. Soooo cool. Hope he brings you home a medal!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Wyatt said...

Well, that is lots of stuffs to be happy about! A beautiful barn, lots of leftovers and a Daddy who is an Olympian! Keep us posted!


Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
That bawn looks amazing..the details awe beyond pawfect..such intwicate wowk and doing it in this heat..Mommi can bawely do hew housewowk befowe being weady to lie down again. Good luck to youw Daddi!!! he's an amazing guy!!!
I hope you get some good suwpwises
smoochie kisses

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch
We cannot wait to see the surprises that your mom has planned for you, while your dad is away. I am sure it will be soo special. Maybe you will get to lick another icecream stick.
That barn is huge and so beautifuls. What hard, hard work.
I hope you dad is having fun playing in those games.
Enjoy your surprises and go help your mom dig weeds

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I can't believes how much the barn just keeps changing and changing! You all must be SO proud of everybuddy who has worked on it!

And good luck to your dad! I bet he'll bring home a million gold medals!

Wiggles & Wags,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

We kept thinking about the timberframers ovFUR the weekend -

We khan't imagine working like THAT during THAT!

How khool your dad is going to khompete in such a pawesome khompetition!

As fur your surprises, enjoy them!


Teddy Bear said...

Wow, the barn looks pawesome! We hope your Dad hurries home. We can't wait to see your surprises.:)

Teddy Bear

Princess Patches said...

The barn is coming along very nicely! It is pawsome! We are sending lots of good luck and positive Aire-vibes to your dad as he does the Transplant Olympics!

Penny & Patches

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
It's so cool that your dad is competing in the Transplant Olympics. We hope he brings home a gold medal.
Love Ruby & Penny

parlance said...

Those barns are amazing. I love it when you tell us about them. (Of course, I love reading the adventures of
Maggie and Mitch even more!)

Thor and Jack said...

The barn is looking so beautiful! What a hard work from everyone!
Good luck to Dad! I hope he is having lots of fun in those games!

The Thuglets said...

Wow the barn is coming along and looks tremendous.

That lolly would make any dog drool..still we suppose the stick is better than nothing!

PawsCrossed for a medal at the games.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

The barn is looking awesome..
Hey when we took our trip to Wisconsin we were only 60 miles from Madison. When Mom and Dad grew up in the little town of Reedsburg they always got to go to Madison to the mall to shop for school clothes.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

DILLY said...



Bocci said...

Wow-what an amazing looking structure-everyone sure did work hard, including those "support staff' who prepared the tons of yummy food and cleaned up!

We'll look forward to the pictures or videos from your Dad's competition.
Can hardly wait to find out what your surprises are :-)!

Your buddy,

Joe Stains said...

Oh tell your Dad GOOD LUCK from us!! That barn looks pawesome, can't wait to see it all done.

Dexter said...

I loved seeing the insides of the barn upstairs. All those nice beams and logs and stuff. It is like art all by itself.

Hey! tell your mom that if my momma can do the crochet than anybody can, especially somebody talented like your mom.


Stardust said...

Fellas, the first picture cracked me up, that looked like a giant icecream. =D

And may I repeat how gorgeous the barn is already looking! I love it among the greenery. All praise to the guys working so hard on it even on the hottest days. =D

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh to be there in God country :o)
L, Nancy, G-dog and Beckaroooo