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Fence Comes Down


The fence along our driveway and around our orchard has been rotted for sometime, Spotted Gum is not a good choice when white ants are present. Michelangelo(15) decided the time had come for the fence to go, and forthwith he ‘marshaled the troops’ and organised his labour force



Sometimes your children really surprise you in a pleasant way.  The children worked on this project for hours under the blazing sun, totally alone, with no assistance, no direction, as PC and I were busy with other projects


The bulk of the labour force was Michelangelo, Princess (13) and Jelly Bean (10), with help from the younger boys
We are so proud of the enthusiasm and stamina they displayed as they undertook this project


A team effort with all helping, including Bass (3) who is actually one of our best workers when any task is to be done


Our boys working together, Michelangelo teaching Jack Jack(8) ‘the ropes’
Reality is though, that Michelangelo has ‘man strength’ and provided the majority of the ‘muscle’
He was certainly exhausted by the day’s end


Finally, all rails down and posts pulled out, a much improved look


Job is only half done, then clean up begins. The trailer is filled several times and the loads driven to the bonfire site
Once again ‘brute strength’ is often needed, and a little ‘bounce’ to split rails into shorter lengths


Many hands do indeed make ‘light work’ and all timber and wire are picked up.  A tidy work site is left behind:)


A different view now but a pleasant one.
Well done Team, we are so proud of you, your initiative, stamina, team building and work ethic is impressive!!!
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