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Monday, October 1, 2012

Fix a fence, disk, logs, and gril pad

Saturday 9/29/12 Jared and Tucker set off for the Ranch bright and early.  They got up there in the morning to find 20 head of cattle roaming around the fields.  They quickly went to work to get them out of our property.  As they pushed them out they found some pretty big breaks in the fence between our south border with the Child's property.  They fixed that fence and then Dustin, Valerie, Libby, & Toby showed up with lunch. 

We then went and fixed the fence on the old road.  Someone keeps repeatedly cutting the fence down and opening it so they can drive their four wheelers through or for whatever reason.  We fixed the fence a little better this time and even put up a 2x4 to make it more difficult.  Hopefully the fence will be in tact next time we get up there.

Valerie then had to leave but Jared stayed with the rest.  Jared disked up the field next to the cottonwoods.  Tucker and Dustin along with the kids went to clear out some old logs that are sitting north of the fence by the pavilion area so we can make that into a parking lot.  We will eventually try to level it out a little so people can park their cars up there out of the way.   They then went to continue working on a grill pad and cooking station which is just above the trailer pad and grass area being planted.  We picked away at the dirt to create a large flat area big enough for a 3 man tent.  (it will not be used as a tent site though).  We will have a BBQ grill and a Camp Chef Stove there on either side of the area.  Then along the back portion we set up an area to cook with dutch ovens.  It is lined on the bottom and sides with rocks.  It is big enough to sit 2 camp chef stoves side by side.  We also made a retaining wall and made steps from some of the larger rocks around the area there.  It was a lot of work but it was very fulfilling when we finished.  It will make for a very nice area to cook and prepare our meals up there. 

Anytime you get a chance to go up for family home evening go check out all the progress being made right now.  We have big plans for the future and we hope to finish a little bit every year.  The days are getting shorter though so hurry up there so you can get a chance to see the end of the leaves and get there before snow comes.

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