Raise the Roof, It's Wombat's Birthday!

 Marty on the roof with a Griff guarding the door.

Marty on the roof with a Griff guarding the door.

For Wombat's Birthday, we raised the roof! Ok, maybe we didn't raise the roof only for Wombat's birthday, but both are true! On Saturday, Derek and I placed joists across the rafters, and then Sunday, we laid the tin. Since our driveway is still impassable for cars and trucks, our friend Marty flew his Super Cub in to help.

I have really loved learning how build. While I'm sure professional carpenters would laugh at some of our decisions, it's been so rewarding to build our own home.  We're also fortunate to live around so many friends and neighbors who have carpentry experience and are willing to share their time or knowledge. Up next- windows, doors, and interior!

 Derek adjusting the edges.

Derek adjusting the edges.

Dark Green tin.

Marty landing on our airstrip.

Since the driveway is still impassable for vehicles, our ATVs have become particularly useful. They haul groceries, lumber, laundry, dog fish, dog food... everything! However, not even the ATVs are immune to mud traps, and I have learned alot this spring about the most efficient ways to yank things out of the mud. A useful skill!

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Found the mud pit.

So as I mentioned, it's Wombat's BIRTHDAY! She turned three years old today. Her biggest fan, Louise, sent her bones to celebrate and included enough for the whole class! The dogs enjoyed gnawing on their treats this morning.

 Tom and his morning coffee.

Tom and his morning coffee.

My little brother Tom (who will be starting his final year of college in the fall!) is spending the ENTIRE summer with us at Ryno Kennel. We're SOOO EXCITED! He'll be working in town and helping with the pups on his off-time. 

And just for fun, I'll leave you with this meme. It gave me a chuckle.

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