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NateR
05-04-2010, 01:57 AM
From Matt's blog:

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Last week was pretty typical: went to the gym and such. The only real news was the work over the weekend. I'm building a barn on my new property and had a lot of help clearing the brush. Big thanks for all the help. Had some high school kids help out, along with Nathan (my webmaster), Mark, my dad, Rich Stewart, Big D, Tommy Compagni, Aaron Schultz, Danny Moore and his boys. Danny is known as Silverback (http://www.matt-hughes.com/forums/member.php?u=9545) on my forums, he's also a union heavy-equipment operator; so he has done most of the equipment work. He's not used to running this old equipment, but he's done a really good job with what he's had. We're going to keep you up to date on the progress of the building and also Mac (http://www.matt-hughes.com/forums/member.php?u=7), from the forums, is going to be doing the concrete work. Like I said, this is really all that's been going on this week, I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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The Bible verse for this week:

Fear thou not; for I am with thee, be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will strengthen, help and uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10)

-matt

MattHughesRocks
05-04-2010, 02:12 AM
I have to admit...the whole fire and the yellow ride thingy look like a good time to me :w00t:

VCURamFan
05-04-2010, 02:26 AM
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/29-30APR10/IMG_5467.jpg

Joey: "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse..." :scared0011:

TENNESSEAN
05-04-2010, 02:34 AM
looks like another good day at the office.
from what i can tell mark did most of the work on the loader and silver picked up one tree with the hoe. :laugh:

flo
05-04-2010, 02:34 AM
Great pics, that is some burn pile!

Kudos to Nate, Silverback and Mac!

logrus
05-04-2010, 02:41 AM
Awww man, Matt never asks me to work on the farm...

Silverback
05-04-2010, 03:34 AM
looks like another good day at the office.
from what i can tell mark did most of the work on the loader and silver picked up one tree with the hoe. :laugh:

You picked up on that, did you.:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011:

Chuck
05-04-2010, 04:24 AM
Great blog Matt!

Thanks for the update!

Matts#1Fan...Dr.Tonya
05-04-2010, 04:37 AM
Kinda looks like what is going on here.....


Last week, we brought the trackhoe down to clear a spot on our land where our new house is going to be.....leveled some ground with the dozer....:)

(Mark, the same trackhoe that about caused a divorce....well, he upgraded it and bought a Cat Dozer):huh:

Have yet to start the burn pile with all the rain we got this weekend.
Contractor is supposed to start laying block at the end of this week.....:)

Boys always seem to have fun with their toys!!!!:w00t:
Thanks for sharing the pics Matt, we always enjoy seeing new pics!

Bonnie
05-04-2010, 05:20 AM
Kinda looks like what is going on here.....


Last week, we brought the trackhoe down to clear a spot on our land where our new house is going to be.....leveled some ground with the dozer....:)

(Mark, the same trackhoe that about caused a divorce....well, he upgraded it and bought a Cat Dozer):huh:

Have yet to start the burn pile with all the rain we got this weekend.
Contractor is supposed to start laying block at the end of this week.....:)

Boys always seem to have fun with their toys!!!!:w00t:
Thanks for sharing the pics Matt, we always enjoy seeing new pics!

Isn't it nice they have adult-size Tonka toys for the big boys. :laugh:

Bonnie
05-04-2010, 05:40 AM
Sounds like a good ol' fashion barn raising.

Looks like you've got a lot of good people there helping you. Nothing like team work to get a job done especially when it's with family and friends. :)

All that green looks so fresh and pretty.

County Mike
05-04-2010, 11:29 AM
Looks like fun. I agree with using fire to get rid of debris. It really is the best way.

Llamafighter
05-04-2010, 11:51 AM
Great blog Matt. Man I miss doing hard work like that. Looks like a blast.
Also looks like you had a lot of great help!

Boomer
05-04-2010, 11:58 AM
WARRRRRR BARNS!!!!! :headbanger:



Both sets of kiddos I think grew an inch already ..







Oh and of course great blog ... :biggrin-1:

Silverback
05-04-2010, 01:50 PM
Great blog Matt. Man I miss doing hard work like that. Looks like a blast.
Also looks like you had a lot of great help!

Llama, stop it, Mark was trying his best, cut the Brother some slack.:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011:Oh sorry, I thought you was poking a little goat at Mark, dang it done it again, no Mac not your goats!!

Matts#1Fan...Dr.Tonya
05-04-2010, 01:52 PM
Yes Bonnie!

They love their toys......
My husband began with a trackhoe....which he sold and upgraded!:)
Then came the semi to haul it...:unsure-1:
Then he NEEDED a dozer!:sad:
And now, well...of course...we need a bigger & better low boy!!!:huh:

Boys will be Boys!!!!!

:)

Shoots like a girl
05-04-2010, 02:10 PM
Looks like a great time! You can see the kids had a blast! But Matt, most of us have a good pair of work boots, next time call in some reinforcements! Im pretty good at pickin up sticks! :)

Miss Foxy
05-04-2010, 03:33 PM
Wow, looks like you boys had a lot of fun, but put a lot of work in!! Good to hear you have plenty of friends and a buff brother to help...:wink:

Bonnie
05-04-2010, 03:37 PM
Yes Bonnie!

They love their toys......
My husband began with a trackhoe....which he sold and upgraded!:)
Then came the semi to haul it...:unsure-1:
Then he NEEDED a dozer!:sad:
And now, well...of course...we need a bigger & better low boy!!!:huh:

Boys will be Boys!!!!!

:)

You know what they say, "the only difference between men and boys is the size and price of their toys". :laugh:

You need to take some nice 8x10 color glossies of him next to each of his new babies for when you get ready to start buying stuff for your new house. And if he balks at the price of something you want, whip 'em out and say, "Boy, you sure look good next to that $$$$$ dozer." :laugh:

Bonnie
05-04-2010, 03:43 PM
WARRRRRR BARNS!!!!! :headbanger:



Both sets of kiddos I think grew an inch already ..







Oh and of course great blog ... :biggrin-1:

:laugh:

Mac
05-04-2010, 04:18 PM
Great Pics..... I got tied up all weekend and didnt get to make it over until sunday afternoon . Lookin forward to getting the concrete down.

J.B.
05-04-2010, 05:12 PM
awesome pics :cool:

Silverback
05-04-2010, 05:25 PM
Great Pics..... I got tied up all weekend and didnt get to make it over until sunday afternoon . Lookin forward to getting the concrete down.

Your not a foolin nobody, just puts you near your honey's, yes the goats!!!!!:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011:

Shoots like a girl
05-04-2010, 05:39 PM
Your not a foolin nobody, just puts you near your honey's, yes the goats!!!!!:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011:

:scared0015: Mac, say it isnt so!

Mac
05-04-2010, 05:55 PM
:scared0015: Mac, say it isnt so!

It aint so lol . Dannys just tryin to hide his own love , there aint a goat within 20 miles of my place , But Ole Danny sure spends alot of time out at that farm , and there does happen to be probably 30 or so out there ........Hmmmm , coinkydink?

TENNESSEAN
05-04-2010, 06:49 PM
i hope I'm not messing up Matt's blog for next week.
Matt discovered he had alot of work at the new home place so he went ahead and spent the coins on a machine silver would be more comfortable operating.
http://www.jacksons-camping.co.uk/kidstuff/diggers/d513062c.jpg

Dethbob
05-04-2010, 07:42 PM
Thatís Awesome! Do you know of anyone else in MMA who has a farm? Can you imagine GQSP building a barn? The pics really remind me of home, right down to the nylon strap holding the trackhoe together. I can almost smell the sap, dirt, and woodsmoke.

Llamafighter
05-04-2010, 08:02 PM
i hope I'm not messing up Matt's blog for next week.
Matt discovered he had alot of work at the new home place so he went ahead and spent the coins on a machine silver would be more comfortable operating.
http://www.jacksons-camping.co.uk/kidstuff/diggers/d513062c.jpg

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:: laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Silverback
05-04-2010, 08:45 PM
Mac, dont deny it, this is the best place for you to come out of the goat closet, we are all here for you, and Llama dont egg Scott on, and Scott I hate you,LOL.:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011:

VCURamFan
05-04-2010, 10:03 PM
i hope I'm not messing up Matt's blog for next week.
Matt discovered he had alot of work at the new home place so he went ahead and spent the coins on a machine silver would be more comfortable operating.
http://www.jacksons-camping.co.uk/kidstuff/diggers/d513062c.jpg:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:: laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing:

Mac, dont deny it, this is the best place for you to come out of the goat closet, we are all here for you, and Llama dont egg Scott on, and Scott I hate you,LOL.:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011::tongu e0011: :tongue0011: :tongue0011: :tongue0011: :tongue0011: :tongue0011: :tongue0011: :tongue0011:

Mac
05-05-2010, 01:30 AM
Mac, dont deny it, this is the best place for you to come out of the goat closet, we are all here for you, and Llama dont egg Scott on, and Scott I hate you,LOL.:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011:

Ohh now Danny , dont be bashful ...... I hope im not stepping on any toes here but there was a picture left out . WHile there Danny introduced us all to his new Fiance.................

http://omeuquarto.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/goat.jpeg

3dlee
05-05-2010, 01:50 AM
Ohh now Danny , dont be bashful ...... I hope im not stepping on any toes here but there was a picture left out . WHile there Danny introduced us all to his new Fiance.................

http://omeuquarto.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/goat.jpeg

She sure is a beaut!

Silverback
05-05-2010, 02:15 AM
Ohh now Danny , dont be bashful ...... I hope im not stepping on any toes here but there was a picture left out . WHile there Danny introduced us all to his new Fiance.................

http://omeuquarto.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/goat.jpeg

Mac, those was my private stock picture, and you said you wouldnt show it!:ninja::ninja::ninja:

MattHughesRocks
05-05-2010, 02:41 AM
You guys are just terrible :laugh:

Silverback
05-05-2010, 02:46 AM
Wait a minute, we have turned Matt's blog into a goatfest, sorry brother, we will take this somewhere else.:Whistle::Whistle::Whistle:

Bonnie
05-05-2010, 02:56 AM
Ohh now Danny , dont be bashful ...... I hope im not stepping on any toes here but there was a picture left out . WHile there Danny introduced us all to his new Fiance.................

http://omeuquarto.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/goat.jpeg

Is that what she wore at her last wedd'n? :scared0011: I hope she realizes it would be highly inappropriate to wear white.....again. :Whistle:

Where's these nuptials takin' place...in Matt's new barn? :unsure-1:

:laugh:

Silverback
05-05-2010, 10:42 AM
Yes Bonnie!

They love their toys......
My husband began with a trackhoe....which he sold and upgraded!:)
Then came the semi to haul it...:unsure-1:
Then he NEEDED a dozer!:sad:
And now, well...of course...we need a bigger & better low boy!!!:huh:

Boys will be Boys!!!!!

:)

Ok Doc, you know we need our toys, because it's hard to be a boy without no toys to play with, so how old are these machine's, pictures I like pictures.:cool::cool::cool:

NateR
05-05-2010, 02:32 PM
i hope I'm not messing up Matt's blog for next week.
Matt discovered he had alot of work at the new home place so he went ahead and spent the coins on a machine silver would be more comfortable operating.
http://www.jacksons-camping.co.uk/kidstuff/diggers/d513062c.jpg

Now if you are going to post a picture like that, then you at least need to put some effort into it.
















Like this:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/silverback-trackhoe.jpg

:Whistle:

(Sorry Danny I couldn't resist; but you got off easy... just ask Mac)

Chuck
05-05-2010, 03:10 PM
Now if you are going to post a picture like that, then you at least need to put some effort into it.
















Like this:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/silverback-trackhoe.jpg

:Whistle:

(Sorry Danny I couldn't resist; but you got off easy... just ask Mac)

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Silverback
05-05-2010, 04:02 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

OK Nate, I really hate to do this, But, can I use this picture, I want to post it on Facebook!!!:ninja::scared0011::happydancing:

NateR
05-05-2010, 04:05 PM
OK Nate, I really hate to do this, But, can I use this picture, I want to post it on Facebook!!!:ninja::scared0011::happydancing:

:laugh: Consider it yours. :)

Mac
05-05-2010, 07:16 PM
Now if you are going to post a picture like that, then you at least need to put some effort into it.
















Like this:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/silverback-trackhoe.jpg

:Whistle:

(Sorry Danny I couldn't resist; but you got off easy... just ask Mac)

Ha Ha Ha , thats awsome , And yeah , he got off easy LOL!

VCURamFan
05-05-2010, 08:49 PM
Now if you are going to post a picture like that, then you at least need to put some effort into it.


Like this:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/silverback-trackhoe.jpg

:Whistle:

(Sorry Danny I couldn't resist; but you got off easy... just ask Mac)
...and I've found my new sig! :laugh:

TENNESSEAN
05-05-2010, 09:13 PM
:w00t:i tried glad to see great minds think alike.:w00t:
now pm me the getting off easy pic please.

Llamafighter
05-05-2010, 09:18 PM
Now if you are going to post a picture like that, then you at least need to put some effort into it.
















Like this:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/silverback-trackhoe.jpg

:Whistle:

(Sorry Danny I couldn't resist; but you got off easy... just ask Mac)

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh: