Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Manual labor camp

Doing some work on the property.  First we added some rock to the entrance road, then did some logging.

The back view of this dump truck reminds me of Dumbo the Elephant

Dumping the rock out.  In the foreground is more rock we dumped out a few minutes earlier.

Nice big pile in the middle of the road

Backhoe doing its thing

My jacket fell off the side and was driven over - phone and everything in the pockets.  Praise the Lord the tire didn't go over the phone but over some keys which were easy to bend straight again!  TY Jesus!!

Taking some trees down

While they were down, I took the chainsaw and sliced the little branches off

Two heelers waiting for us to throw the stick. The brown one is missing a back leg.

Who would think the backhoe would take down trees so easily - though a little time-consuming...

An hour or so of work later
And yet a few more hours of work

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Backpacking Trip

Third w/e of Feb found us hiking a couple miles with the teens to a lovely site between two creeks and near some falls.  We were in the Laurel Falls area.

We arrived around 5 or 5:30p.

Unpacking the trailer

My girls before setting off on the hike

Beautiful large, mostly flat, trail.

Getting warm at the fire

Rushing creek

On one of the bridges so nicely provided for our convenience.

Marching along

Fire reflections

Next morning trying to get the fire going again.

Campsite (my tent in foreground)

OK, fire getting better - cooking breakfast.

Setting off for the falls
Moss-covered rock

Smaller falls at the base

Laurel Falls

"My" girls at the base of the falls

Having worship under the cliff.
Resting before moving on
The cliff
Looking straight up at the sand-hill cranes.

Another bridge

My girls sitting precariously on a rock.

This bridge had 3 sections

Finally we get a bonfire going!