One day the Grant Fugal home will be sold with proceeds divided among the children.
All of them have homes except Ruth, so she gets the cottage.
She's putting in a fence! Love it!
Note the weaved cobblestone.
The cement person promised a certain height underneath the ground level
but failed to perform as promised.
So Ruth rented a machine to cut change the height of the stones surrounding the posts.
This is where she will plant grapevines along the taller posts.
(And on the adjacent cement pad, she's putting in railroad tie garden boxes.)
More pictures when she gets more done.
Now she hasn't necessarily done all of this by herself - I see various siblings helping out,
but all of it she can do and has worked on!
She also re-cemented all by herself the wall stones going down the stairs to the dugout.
Wish I'd have had my camera with me when I took that tour.
In the midst of all of this, as luck would have it, she discovered a major leak
which turned out to be east of the house.
Ray came and fixed that. (A "real" plumber would have charged her $1,500+.)
Dave McDonald (long-time Fugals employee) also came to add
his six cents as to the lay of the land.
(He was the one that tied everything off from the shops.)
He pointed out where the rock-walled well was.
(Wish I'd have been there -
I'd be most interested in what/where tie-offs occurred involving my house!)
Above, the best part of the Best of State gala.
Our third year winning, in a row.
Second best part - the beautiful gourmet dinner actually tasted good as well this year!
Jenny, the boss, sent Bill up to collect the medallion.
He was tickled.
My african violets, in the pot Jewel gave me for Christmas.