Hello to everyone!
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and spending time at the pool.
This past Friday a small but handy and hardy group drove out to Burwell for some much needed country work (it’s such big country and we’ve added to it. More on that later)
For about 15 years the hound kennel was at Joan and Henry’s ranch, when Joan passed away and Henry moved away, the kennels were torn down and the materials saved.
Friday they were rebuilt on MFH Luke and Sam’s property.
First of all I would like to say a big thank you to Huntsman Dave and Bre for organizing the work party. Huntsman Dave picked up all the necessary wood, including heavy duty posts that he donated. Bre bought all the food to feed the crew. Huntsman Dave had a complete work schedule and he kept us to that schedule.
Thank you MFH Luke and Sam for allowing NHH to build our kennels on their beautiful property. Huntsman Dave will be buying one new hog panel to tidy up the top fence (thus preventing the hounds from jumping out and hunting at will)
Thank you to Mary Lynn Frost and John Kruger for buying green paint for the roof, for the gate to the kennels and for John bringing all his handy tools: drills-at least 5 different types with screws and nails. Saws of every type, his gator and 4 wheeler and a post hole digger!
Jamie and Julia Sueper came and since Jamie is an engineer-that was an added bonus!
Tim and Libby Christi were there, as well and two harder working people I haven’t met!
Most of the materials from the original kennels were used, however, this one has a house for the hounds and a small play area for them to stretch their legs.
Libby and Mary Lynn thought it would be nice to add some bushes to help dress up the kennels. If you would like to donate a bush in someones memory, we’ll plant one and add a plaques. These bushes range from $20-$40.00 Please let me know if you’re interested. I will be donating one in my brothers memory.
Sunday was spent repairing -weed whipping, fixing broken boards, posts, adding quick releases. We also built a new coop in Packards, West of the the old farmstead. We also added 3-4 new let downs.
MFH Luke met with Ron Ingraham, a major landowner who has reaffirmed his permission for us to hunt on his 900 acres! We have hunted there in the past. His land backs up to Luke’s and joins up with Raleigh Bolli’s land. His land will take us to the borrow pit. So we could roust up a coyote on Ron’s land and run it all the way to Joan and Henry’s land!
One final note. For those of you unable to attend Ted Crosbie’s celebration of Life, it was truly uplifting. Ted was an amazing man, he accomplished so much in his life time. He will be missed by many. MFH Monte Antisdel spoke and he was perfect. He brought some laughter in the midst of so much grief and sadness, reminding us of the fun part of Ted. Please remember Roe and his son John in the months and years ahead.
Hug your loved ones and tell them you love them (even if you’re mad at them =)