Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What Happens When you Leave Home

This is how I left it!
We had visited with our good friends a few weeks ago.
We mentioned the need of a new fence around the yard.
The current fence is rotting and needs to be replaced.
"Oh Yea, We'll give you a hand, No Problem!"
Now, I'm thinking that this project will be for fall.

We were gone for a few days and when we drove on the yard,
my fence was totally broken and torn apart.
First of all, I thought "Vandalism"
But it didn't take long and
And I realized our friends
meant business,
Right Now!

The new posts had been ordered and delivered.
Too little did I know that a fence
can give real character
to your home.
I just reviewed my July 2 post.
You will see how our fence outlines our yard.

It's so bare and messy looking.
No borders. No Shape.
No Perimeters.
Suck it up Marg!

So I will be busy in the kitchen in the next few days
cooking up a storm for these wonderful friends and their kids.
It will be like old times.

Oh Yea, I might as well pick up
Levi so he can play with his cousins,
while they all jump on the tramp with water.

Twenty years ago a few young Dutch boys
dropped by on our farm and needed work.

Not only did they become employees,
but some married into our family
and we still love hanging out together.

It's like someone said,
"And you are still friends after 20 years?"

Let the good times roll.


  1. Hey, we need a fence too. They don't even have to tear the old one down. . . .
    What a wonderful surprise to have friends love to help. Enjoy cooking for the crew.

  2. Aha...the mystery of the fence is solved. I knew you were away...and saw someone working on your yard. I was thinking it must be nice to have gardeners! Now I know what they were up to.

    Isnt it fun to see how God has brought special people into our lives over the years?

    Glad you are home again...I'm soon leaving. We are like ships passing in the dark!

  3. AnonymousJuly 09, 2008

    You certainly are blessed with wonderful friends. They must love you very much.

  4. what an amazing gift, and amazing friends!they must have an amazing love for you to invest sweat equity
    into your relationship...which speaks volumes of you and the way you love! have fun in the kitchen.
    come check out my post on friends today, you might echo those words.

  5. It's nice to have good friends to pitch in and give a hand when it is needed. I can't wait to see how it turns out! You have such lovely property! My property is literally 20 feet by 100 feet ---lol!

  6. AnonymousJuly 11, 2008

    I pass your place at least 3-4 times a week. Today I took note of the progress on the fence. One of these days I will hop on my bike and cycle to your place. Let's see who does it at my work or me on your door step? Congrats on the walk you did for Breast Cancer. I know afew of your team mates. Kathy


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