Friday, November 24, 2006

Post-Thanksgiving Work Day

While some of us headed to the Norman Rockwell museum in Stockbridge, MA, the older boys and Grandad stayed home to work on clearing the briars away from the pond.

Neil (Cornell) drives the John Deere into the briars with the eventual purpose of uprooting the thorns.

Luke cuts down the fence.

Neil prepares to take down a few bushes.

Nate starts the fire.

Lunch came in the form of three big pizzas. A Quaker (no alcohol!) tailgate party ensued.

The little rascal! Dutch, the dog, took a piece too.

Post-pizza recovery.

After adding more brush, the fire rages on.

Lying down and taking it all down.

Through the obfuscatory smoke, the sun shines ominously.

Marshmallows, anyone?