Yesterday some friends came over and helped us clear our backyard–Jordan, Jon, Dallas and the three Tims (Harmon, Stiles and VanOss). Tim Harmon’s sons Gary and Vegas came, too, and got in on the muddy, rainy, very dirty event.
(Comment on photo: I think Jordan is impersonating a rabid neanderthal and Jon is trying to saw off Jason’s leg.)
Everyone showed up early and after stuffing themselves full with cinnamon rolls and orange juice, they braved the cold elements and got to work. As you can see from the group photo they got filthy and in order to save my home from the mess, they were nice enough to eat lunch in our dingy basement.
Jon, Amie, Providence and Rosemary drove all the way up from Auburn. The ladies stayed inside and visited with Ian and I, while Jon helped the rest of the guys.
Within a matter of hours what was once a jungle was cleared. As I looked out from our back windows I couldn’t believe that all these guys would come over on a Saturday and help us when they could be at home with their families. To do the work ourselves would’ve been very time intensive and to hire laborers would’ve cost a lot.
Our friends braved the elements and put in a lot of hard work because they love God and they love us. We are very blessed!
I’m kicking myself for not taking a before picture, but here is the end result.
It doesn’t look all that great, but once we plant some grass, put in a garden and build a chicken coop it will look a lot better. Stay tuned for a follow-up post on our backyard activities.
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