Then once a year, we get to host my immediate family for what has come to be known as "Wilson Weekend" or "Wilson Days", and I look forward to it every year.
The volleyball games are always exciting (and contentious) but I think that the younger generation may be starting to pose a real challenge for the ....er...veterans...
Wilson is lucky enough to have a very industrious and clever cousin Isaac who re-built and custom painted this tractor for him. It might be another year before he can reach the pedals, but if you try to get on it, Wilson is not long letting you know just who's it is.
But between all the summertime fun and parties, we have been hard at work. One of the major projects that has gotten well underway here is the construction of our newest grain tank. It's a 40 foot wonder that took about five hours of crane time, 6 people and LOTS of nuts and bolts. It's second hand, and we're missing a few legs, but other than that, it's up and looking good.
The wind posed some interesting challenges, but kept our mosquitoes away, so there were no complaints from me.
I love this shot from the inside. A rare look and an interesting perspective.
Hope this finds you reveling in these last days of true summer!
ps. If anyone sees a fish in the Northumberland Strait wearing a pair of small purple kids eyeglasses, tell him to swim back to PEI and throw them up on shore. We're off to use our second pair free for the year. Beaches and glasses don't mix.