Monday, August 25, 2008

Good-bye to Our Oregon Brother!

Jake's four-month stay has come to an end with yet another celebration at Bentley (with Laurel and Allie too)! He was pretty excited with the bestowment of cards, visits, phone calls and gifts including a Wave Leatherman with his inscribed name, The Cross and the Switchblade in CD and book form, a cowboy hat, the Eragon DVD and the sequel Eldest in book form...and most importantly a photo album of pictures of the summer from the beginning to the end.

We have appreciated Jake's diligent work. He chopped about four cords of wood, he mowed the farm fields, he stacked hay, hydroseeded, milked cows, extensively landscaped, built fences, sided the south end of the house and did a thousand little things that were appreciated and sometimes even unnoticed.

We may not have made it through the summer without Jake and his humorous impersonations of people. We will miss his enthusiasm, energy and enthusiasm! Did I say enthusiasm?

Good-bye, Jake!

Bentley Farm Gazette will be out of commission for a couple of days due to the fact that the primary author/editor will be in the wilderness.