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Monday, April 30, 2012

Potatoes 2012

Jared went up with his entire family (except Tucker of course) and met Peter and his daughter Brooklyn up there. We were able to plant both red and russet potatoes up there and the entire field was planted with potatoes. You will see in a picture bellow how the planter broke, it can be fixed with a few simple welds, which is good. We also started pulling posts on the old west fence so we can begin doing the new west fence in a couple weeks. We started plowing the field east of where the pavilion will go so we can get it ready to plant grass to have a comfortable area for tents and recreation. If anyone knows of a field grass that requires little water and maintenance but will stay on the ground and help keep the dust down please let us know ASAP so we can plant it soon. That was all that happened other than a delicious hot dog dinner around the fire which Valerie, Tricia, Kerri, and Karlee started. We will be sending a notice of the next work day up there soon.
Hanging out watching the potatoes get planted, the girls all loved playing in the dirt.
Trent and Jared preparing to plant the first row of Potatoes.
The broken part on the potato planter. Pictures courteous of Peter, thanks for the pictures Peter!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Saturday Jared & Eric went to the ranch with their families. Eric dropped off the cedar posts that have been cut over the past few years and will be used to make the west property line fence, this will enclose the entire property and keep all of the unwanted cattle out. The area for the pavilion and bathrooms has been decided and the plans for the construction are being done right now. We ate lunch and just enjoyed the time there and looking forward to a very fun summer. Plans have been set forth to improve a lot of the property this summer and prepare for the pavilion and bathrooms and possibly allow larger groups to spend time there. We will also be preparing for the Family Reunion next summer and the work done this year will help us have a great time next year and for years to come. This coming Saturday 4/28/12 we will be meeting at The Ranch in the afternoon to plant potatoes and pull steel posts from an old fence. May 18th a large group of young men will be staying at The Ranch and will be doing a large service project Saturday morning in exchange for their night on the property. Anyone is invited to help with the work on either of those days and we would love the help.