Ranch life has been full lately. We’ve decided to tell you the story in pictures. Hope that’s okay.
Getting ready for the barn groundbreaking.
Final moments before turning the earth.
The first plow of ground. We’ve waited for this moment for so long. Thought it might never get here, but here we are. In late spring 2016 a barn will stand on this ground!
Oh happy day! We’re so excited about the memories that will be made, families that will be strengthened, and marriages that will begin on this spot of earth.
Saturdays have been work days at the ranch. Some local students have come to help us. The girls are painting signs for brides to use at future Branson weddings.
Cleaning up the property.
Happily at work! For some reason people love the environment here!
Hauling rocks – and people – to the fire pit.
Digging an outer trench.
Great crew! Awesome teamwork and sense of community! One of my favorite community times during the work day is our “family” lunch. What is it about food and friends? They go together so well!
Mulching the perimeter. The guy in the striped shirt may look like an inmate, but he’s actually a ref. He used to play college football. He stopped by to help after his games.
Thankful for our team who we lovingly call “family.” (Check out Bradley Cooper in the backseat! Okay. Just kidding! But can’t you see the resemblance?)
Fire pit almost complete – except for the basket in the center. We’re getting a larger basket custom made for some rip-roaring bonfires.
Mike learning new skills putting away hay bales. Apparently you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.
Friends came to visit and applied their skills to our ranch house renovation.
They brought their dog and worked all weekend! We’re incredibly grateful for friends who enjoy serving. (Isn’t that a photo worth framing?!)
Beauty at the ranch.
Day’s end. We can’t think of a better place to be.
Thanks for stopping in. Come back again soon for future updates.
Love your families well,
Mike & Lisa