Last weekend my family gathered to demo the old barn.
This is one place we played as kids. Our kids played there too. It was used to store hay back in the days of square bales, also sacks of feed, saddles and tack for horses. A lot of cattle were fed in this barn over the last 44 years. I will admit I shed a tear or two for my lost childhood and my parents lost youth while I watched it crumble to the ground.
However - I am very excited for the new barn construction to start on Monday. I wish I was there to watch it go up! My Dad is getting an "uptown" metal barn in my Mother's choice color of RED with extra detail on the roof to give it style.
Here's a little bit of what went on down at the farm last weekend.
|Mom & Dad - how funny is that? (my sister's idea)|
|Family portrait - haha|
|The kids (thought they) helped!|
|My brother and this monster really brought it down|
|I get a lot of pictures of my youngest nephew because |
he's never far from his Papa and also because he's so cute!
|Dad told a few stories while the guys kept an eye on the fire|
|Granny's way to keep kids clear of the demo - |
she took them for a drive through the pasture to look at wildflowers
We girls kept the kids out of harm's way, cooked the food and carried cold drinks to the guys. Even the littlest gals can carry cold drinks up a hill.
We also painted each others toenails.
We're country girls but we still like our toenails to be pretty when we're wearing our summer flip flops. I'm thankful to be from a big family who always enjoys being together, working or playing or a little of both.