Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

May 8, 2010

My Helper

The work progresses. My grandson and I hung out together, so I had a helper for the day. He nailed down the floor and started on one wall, but hammering on the vertical was a bit difficult.

We took a break and walked the lower fenceline to repair all the pulled staples from the horses and moose, then had hot chocolate.

An extended lunch and a good old circa 1934? John Wayne movie revived him enough so that we got the upper field fence line repaired.

Complaints? Only a couple. "I'm cold", "My legs hurt", Grandpa works me too hard"

Can you imagine a whole generation coming up that never heard of John Wayne, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers? What is the world coming to? Remember when every hero rode a horse? The good guys had a white hat? The good guys always win? And get the girl?
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6 comments:

Karen said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful grandson. And you reward with hot chocolate. Yummm. I love the old cowboys!

Melodie said...

What a great helper! I agree,it is sad our kids are not growing up with Roy Rogers values.....

Gregg said...

I remember. Simpler times then. Wish we had them back, How could we let them slip away?

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Yes, I remember those good old days.

Today's hero's for our children are certainly lacking in some good old fashion values. Hopefully Hollywood will start producing more rated "G" movies with some hero's like John Wayne, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. I guess they would only do that if they could make a lot of money.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there Ian, thanks for sharing the thought. yea I do believe some day it's all gonna fade away.... what a shame.
Do keep it up as long as you can with your great helper...
Hugs and happy days. Dagmar

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

Yummy, hot chocolate sounds delightful and a good John Wayne movie to boot! He may of felt achey and breaky but what a great bonding time together! :-) Yep, heroes certainly have changed... I shudder to think what they are now... can't really define it....or who...or what..