Wednesday, August 7, 2013

More Rockin'

The wet weather creek running through our farm travels all around our neighborhood from pond to pond.  Our original "contractor" had put in two bridges for us so we could drive tractors and trucks across to easily access the entire farm.  He'd also buried the overflow pipe from the Frog Pond.  All this had basically served the intended purpose, but we've fought erosion issues for years.


After Cecil repaired the two bridges this past winter with well placed dry stacked stone (as opposed to ugly rip rap, bags of concrete, Hank's coffee cup collection... ;-) and they not only worked perfectly but also looked so nice, we knew he'd have to fix the culvert pipe as well, as nearly eight feet of that pipe had eroded out and was quickly making its way through the Frog Pond dam.


This ended up working out well for the folks from KET (Kentucky Educational Television), as they were wanting some footage of him working.


They also asked Saint Tim the (finally ;-) Clean Shaven some questions. 


"Those fish rocks were THIS big!"


Hank greeted everyone upon arrival and positioned himself at the gate between them and his sheep.  As the temperature rose, he decided it might be best to move in for a closer vantage point...


...under a shade tree :-).

16 comments:

Michelle said...

More airtime. Pretty soon you're going to be too famous to talk to us commoners! ;-)

Andee said...

I hope we get to see the video.

Miha Giustina said...

Can I borrow Cecil for a week?:-)

p.s.
St. Tim's haircut looks good:-)

Jenny Glen said...

Oh, thankgoodness! He cut his hair! Now he's back to the St. Tim we all know and love.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Glad to see St. Tim got his haircut, and now he is a TV celeb too. Love the pic of Hank in the grass under the shade of the tree. And once again, everything looks lush and green in Kentucky. Guess that's why there are words in the song about the green, green grass in my Old Kentucky Home.

Rae said...

What a big project, but it will look great when it is done. Hank is one heck of watchdog.

Jan baby said...

Nice to see Tim in his Sunday best shorts! (Less dirty)

Suz said...

dog and saint are just too cute

gowestferalwoman said...

but really, is cecil accredited? as in being an irishman and leaves a glass bottle in his works to be discovered decades later? Because those seem to be the only masons i know... ;)

Saint Tim looks like a natural in front of the camera... that could be dangerous you know!

Lori Skoog said...

Saint Tim....what a handsome dude! The stonework looks pretty good too!

Alice said...

Note to GoWest..... The glass bottle was probably in the the mailbox he built until the filming was over. KET is for kids too😊
Did St. Tim do theater ? He's a natural! Cecil and the gang....great stone artisans as always😊

Sheepmom said...

Tell the truth, now. You're really making an inground pool for the sheep so they can wade in hot weather. That erosion story just sounds better for the folks filming ;-)
Beautiful job. I sure wish Cecil could do some work around here.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looking good..aww..Saint Tim is all gussied up now:(

Ed said...

Who was the star that day Tim or Hank?? Or did Keebs get into the action..;-)

Deb W said...

The KET camera guy is a friend of mine, Dave Dampier. We've known each other a good 20 years......... I hope Graham didn't try to eat his camera this time!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Loving Hanks attitude on it all!!

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