This past community work day, we did half-day at our place, and the folks here graciously helped us accomplish a few projects…
First, over the years, in trying to get to the “grass that’s surely greener on the other side” of the fencing, the goats have put a pretty good leaning-angle in the fencing when their heads are through and they are pushing to get just that perfect morsel that’s as far away as their little necks can reach. 😉 Anyway, we had to straighten up the fencing on two sides by unclipping the fencing, pulling the t-post, re-pounding in the t-post, and then re-clipping the fencing. Here are the gents helping me with that:
And here, the Stonger boys are helping gather milo seeds from the field:
Then, it was time to try our first chimney sweeping. We used an adjustable ladder, uneven on one side, and Mr. Stronger held it in place on the roof while I worked the stove pipe.
After years, I believe the creosote “glued” on the cap, so I had to pound it off:
And then it was time to use the sweeper. For our metal chimney pipe, you’re supposed to use a poly brush so it doesn’t scrape up the metal.
I will conquer you o creosote, my foe! 😉
And here’s the sweeping. One thing I forgot about was that near the bottom of the pipe there is a damper, so when I hit the stopping point, I kind of tried to push through it, and ended up bending the damper turner…oops. 🙂 :
And then, putting the cap back on:
Finally, here are some other sights from work day….
I’m not going to ask about this one… 😀 I’m with Joshua….must…get…away…quickly… 😉
Don’t wear out the youngin’s, Mr. Peck! 😉
A quarter for your thoughts…(inflation, you know) 😉
Tree climbing, supervised of course:
We all here are grateful to the Lord for Him granting us this opportunity to be here and live together and focus more of our lives on Him, and showing we love Him by loving and serving each other. We thank Him for the safety He granted, and Sue and I thank everyone for the help!