Drum roll please! The pictures from Matthew's visit!
When he first arrived....
Two very thrilled people to be with each other again!
Standing in the kitchen catching up with each other and getting ready to eat.
The first night he was here, there was a full moon, so Noah chaperoned us while we sat and talked on a blanket under the stars and admired the moon.
Matthew playing the Wii with my brothers.
Dad had put together a list of odd jobs around the house that he needed done, so while Matthew was here, he accomplished most of the list. Some of the things on the list were....
- Build 2 mineral feeders for the goats
- Fix outlet in kitchen
-Clean up computers
-Replace back door and the framing
-Cut up wood pile
-Order and replace window latches
-Replace back deck
-Help clean pools
-Stack branches into a burn pile in field
-Replace door knob handle
-Milk with Kelsey
-Make cheese with the girls
Here he is fixing the outlet in the kitchen. I enjoyed helping him when I could, or simply watching him work.
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Every Thursday we season our cheese that we take to markets on Saturday, so Matthew jumped right in and helped us on those days, apron and hat and all!
Very happy to be working with Matthew in the cheese room!
Savannah, Matthew and Mom stirring the cheese. Us girls always switch back and forth with stirring so that our arms don't get tired, but it became a challenge for Matthew to see how long he could stir two pots of cheese without needing help. ;-)
The back deck...before
Taking all the boards off.
Two hard working guys! Ethan is such a goof ball with that prybar.
Putting the new boards down.
Dad, finishing up with caulking the back door.
Wrapping up the cords for the day.
The finished back deck....with a new picnic table.
Milking time...this was probably my favorite time while Matthew was here. We were able to milk together almost every morning and evening during his month stay. It was a nice time to talk or goof around while the goats were milking. We tried singing together, and we enjoyed writing notes on the board for each other. We even tried to race each other to see who was the fastest at completing their job. All in all, it was a wonderful time to just simply get to know each other.
We had a great time working together and I would be willing to help Matthew tackle any project. He made every job enjoyable and he was a lot of fun to be around, even when he was stumped with a problem on one of the jobs. He just kept thinking about it until he came up with a solution and then worked on it until it was finished!