Life Is Never Dull At Mudville

| 2/5/2015 3:04:00 PM

Ginnie BakerThe barn on the homestead was built approximately eight years ago and is home to my miniature donkeys, Samson and Delilah. Construction started in January that year. We didn’t have much snow so the trucks could make it up here on top of the hill without too much trouble. As work progressed into the early spring, the ground began to thaw and the mud season arrived. With the mud, came the huge trucks with loads of gravel for the lane going back to the soon-to-be barn.

barn in fall 

the stack up! 

That’s when the “fun” began! It was a rather wet spring so there was mud everywhere. One of the gravel trucks got stuck in the mud near the barn.

ah, mud

One of the people working on the barn is a neighbor who has a construction company. Thankfully, he was able to bring a huge tractor up the hill and pulled the mired gravel truck out of the mud. The rest of the huge trucks, including the crane that would be used to put up the trusses, made it up the hill and to the back of the property.