Today a couple of our farming neighbors/friends came over to help us get the hoops fitted in place for the hoop house we have been working on. Their helping hands and tractor with the loader were such a help. We have a bit of straightening to do, and then we will be pulling the tarp over - one of the last steps before the pigs can move in.
Once the first phase of this project is done, Ethan hopes to share a more detailed overview on his blog. Until then, I will leave you with some snapshots of the day. (You can click on the photos to see them enlarged.)
Running Cable and Placing Pipe Joints
Moving Right Along
Finishing the End Hoop
A Closer View
Hooking Up the Tension Cable
Hoops are Up!
And one of my favorite pictures . . . our 5 year old spent quite a bit of the afternoon in the tractor cab with our neighbor. At the end of the day, he was even allowed to do some of the driving. It is such a blessing to be part of a community where others not only lend helping hands, but also where friendships are built - including with our children.
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