Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Adventures in Ohio

Jordan, Clara and I are finding that Ohio is full of hidden adventures. Our latest adventure happened one night during Clara's 4 am feeding. While I was feeding her, I kept hearing a bell and banging. Finally, (remember, it was 4 am!) I realized that someone was ringing our doorbell and knocking on our door. I woke Jordan up to go check it out while I stayed upstairs with the phone in hand ready to call the police, just in case. It was our neighbor, waking us up to tell us that someone was trying to break into our trailer and car. Luckily no damage was done to anything, but it did prompt us to get very serious about building a fence around our property. This past weekend, we cut down a bunch of trees that lined our property and our neighbors. Those trees had to come out before we could put up a fence. Here are some pictures of the adventure:

While prepping for the big job, Jordan discovered this hidden treasure. Anyone need a lawn mower?

Clara was supervising our work. She is a taskmaster!

Here's David being a monkey and cutting off the branches before the big TIMBER.
Jordan and David went at the first tree with an ax for quite some time and were getting very tired. Then one of our neighbors saw them working out there and came out with his chain saw and helped us cut down all the trees. With the help of our neighbors, it went by much faster!
Here is the finished product. This was taken from our back porch. OUr entire back yard was full of trees.

We have now cut all the trees up. The next step is taking out the tree stumps, then we can put up the fence!


Kathryn said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of hard work! I like the buried lawnmower-- it would make a good mystery story.

Ali said...

Whoa! Scary!! Scary about the possible break-in, and scary how high up in the trees he got! Woohoo! Adventures is right?/! How did your neighbor feel comfortable going outside and tattling when someone was trying to break in? Righteous dude :) What are you going to do with all those trees now?

Heather said...

Good luck with the fence! What hard workers! Ya scary about the break in.

John & Chelsea said...

Maybe you could use the lumber to build your fence! Good luck!