Gravel and the well

Sid dumps rock and gravel into the car garage so that concrete can be poured.
Sid backs the Ranger into the car garage with a load of rock/gravel.

Rock pile gets smaller with four hard workers at work.
Bianca guards the rock pile from the shovelers.
Truck eases down behind the apple tree in order to get close to the well.
Truck in position to begin pulling old well fixture, pipes and motor out of the ground.
One 21 foot length of well pipe lies on the ground while another is pulled to the surface.
A second 21 foot length of pipe is detached from the hook.

The blocks underneath the stabilizers help keep the truck from tipping as heavy pipes get pulled out of the ground.
Old pump engine dated 1977.
Old pump engine appears out of the ground.

Late August at the farm

New marker after the City fixed the water pressure at the farm.
Kay and Bianca on the Loop Trail.
Sid and Kay.
Lovely view of the field.

Holodiscus discolor, more commonly known as ocean spray, arrowwood, ironwood or creambush.

Farm update for late August

Bianca is helping the local bear population eat blackberries.
Bill and Diana took a Starker tour of the Georgia Pacific mill in Philomath and Starker’s TumTum property.

Victim of root rot.

 

Yeow!

Sid found this GIANT hornet nest while patrolling the family forestland.

Signage

Kay and Bill attach sign #1 to a tree using string – no tree was injured during the signage event!

Roof venting and sign making

The roof venting is hard to see but makes a big difference in the heat retention upstairs.
This is what the venting piece looks like before it goes on the peak of the roof.
A view of the venting from the attic.
Kay and Diana making trail signs for the farm.