Here he is Riley Josef Price! He was born May 27th and weighed in at 9 lbs., 8 oz. (ouch), and 21-1/2" long. His parents are Cody and Jen Price and they live in Austin, TX. Cody is my nephew and my sister Sue's son. That's Jen's Mom holding him.
Isn't he precious? This photo was taken on the day he was born and he's already a tall drink of water!
Hopefully, we'll get to see him one of these days!
Cody and Jen got married one year ago this month. To see pictures from their wedding click here and here and here and here.
My last post included pictures of George trenching our backyard for a sprinkler system. The next day, after the pipes were in, we began manually filling in those trenches. It's a lot of hard work, and George was already sore from pushing around that heavy trencher the day before.
After a couple of the trenches were filled in, I commented, "There's got to be a better way. It looks like we could pull something behind the tractor or push something to get the dirt into the trench." George's super brain immediately kicked into high gear and in about five minutes, we were the proud new owners of a redneck board dozer!
Here's how to make one:
1 - Husband who looks like he's either very serious, very mean or very constipated.
1 - Wife who looks like she's either smiling reluctantly, grunting like a pig or just got a good whiff of a pig.
1 - Really dirty lawn mower (aka tractor)
1 - Fat board, 1 - Skinny board 1 - Rope, 2 - Long screws and 1 - Drill
1. Make a "T" shape out of the two boards. 2. Turn the T upside down so that the top of the T is on the bottom. 3. Drill two holes in each end of that top part of the upside down T piece (see photos for inaccurate example). 4. Guide the rope through the board's holes and loop it through the hitch on the back of the tractor. 5. After it's through the hitch, wrap it around the back of the seat as many times as needed to get the remainder of the rope out of the way. 6. Be sure NOT to accidentally wrap the rope around wife's neck and tightly secure it if she is on the tractor during step 3.
Climb into the tractor seat and skillfully drive the tractor.
HOW TO USE REDNECK BOARD DOZER
With the board lined up on the far side of the dirt that is to be replaced into the trench, husband should use his foot to guide the board dozer as wife slowly nudges the tractor forward which gently glides the dirt back into the ground!
It's dropping in! Move to next section and repeat until full length of trench is completely filled in!
There you have it! Just another redneck day in redneck yard maintenance!