Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Here we go...

Excavation began this week.  The foundation footings were poured today.  It finally looks like something is happening out there!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Under Construction

We are getting things ready to start building the new house.  First thing to go in was the well.  When looking for an appropriate location, the well guy water witched over most of the property.  He showed me several locations he thought would be good.  When he got to one particular location, he told me it was his favorite because his shoulder really hurt when he witched over it - something about feeling it in his bones.  Sure enough - it was a good one.  We hit two water lines intersecting each other.  Water jackpot!

Second thing to go in was the start of the driveway.  Here is Kirk staking it out.  Then he used the backhoe to dig out the topsoil.  Then came the road fabric.  Then came the gravel.  About 15 truckloads so far and we are just building up the base.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Honey Harvest

Kirk's latest adventure is beekeeping.  Three hives, a few stings and one summer later, we are realizing the rewards...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

First Day of School

First Day of School
Hannah (10th), Izzy (2nd), Paige (8th), Maren (5th)
Hannah now has her drivers license and proudly drove herself and Paige to school in the new kids car (affectionately named ShellyAnn).

Friday, May 29, 2015

Clark Fork Track Meet

 It was the Clark Fork elementary track meet.  We had an unusually nice day (usually it is raining) and Maren was able to compete in the 100m and the standing long jump.  4th place in the 100m and 2nd place in the long jump!

Even better - a good way to get out of a day of school.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Caribou Lake

On Memorial Day we decided to have a little adventure.  We wanted to hike to Caribou Lake.  With little snow last winter, there was a good chance that the trail was clearer than normal for this time of year.  We didn't see any snow and almost made it to the lake.  Unfortunately, Caribou creek was too full to cross and we had to turn around.  Still - a fun adventure.

We couldn't rock hop the creek and were just about to brave wading through the snow melt water when it started to downpour.  The rain made our decision for us and we turned around and opted to visit the lake another time. I think we were pretty close.

Here the girls are waiting out the rain under cover of the trees.

Lunch at the trail head.  We would have preferred the lake, but it wasn't meant to be.

On the way home we must have hit an unusually sharp rock - and got a flat tire.  It was the perfect time to give Hannah her first lesson in changing a tire.  I am grateful for a diligent husband who regularly checks the air pressure on my spare.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Rock Climbing

A little Rock Climbing on a beautiful evening...