Sep 27, 2020

Planting Trees and Roofing Stands

Ahhhh, hunting season.  My least favorite of the seasons.  I have always viewed his lack of a desire to hunt or fish as one of Damon's finest qualities.  Unfortunately, neither my father in law nor my son share this admirable trait, which means that each fall, several weekends are spent "getting the stands ready."  In the past I have been lucky enough to avoid being involved in this project, but this year there were hundreds of trees to plant, so the entire family and our side-by-side got drafted into the woods...

Child labor at its finest...
At least all this sweating and struggling brought them together...

Deep Woods Off was a necessity...


Even kindergarteners did not escape the job...

Teamwork makes the dream work! 

Double unfortunately for me, it was time for two of the stands to be re-roofed.  This involved hijinks in the bucket of the tractor that would make an OSHA inspector shudder and SO. MANY. ROACHES.  You may not know this about me, but roaches are my kryptonite.  Imagine me stuck in the bucket of a tractor under the roof of a deer stand with multiple roaches crawling all over it and no escape route.  The horror was extreme.  The next time a stand needs to be re-roofed, I may fake Covid...


Did I mention we also saw a bear?!?!?!



These faces pretty much sum up the joy of the entire project...




Don't let the smiles fool you, we all hope those new roofs last forever! 
 

Sep 19, 2020

Flag Football

Flag football is so much fun!  Damon and I both played on intramural teams in college (we even went to the state tournament) and even when he was in law school, although by then it was an experience that ended in crippling soreness.  Watts has always had a great time playing at Istrouma.  This year Damon got to coach with a friend and our team name was the Dragons...
Every once in a while you find a family where the parents click, the big kids click, and the baby brothers click also.  When you find that family, you don't let them get away! 
Sweet buddies!