Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Building a back-stop... (Be warned--there are a lot of pictures!)

Before I get into the most interesting part of the day for me, I'll tell you what Mom and Jacob were up to... They went down to Eureka, SD and picked my grandpa's apples (with the help of a good friend and my Bornemann grandma) and then they brought Grandpa Delzers' camper home with them. When they were about 2 miles away from our place, all of a sudden a rock hit the back window of the van and broke the glass!!!!! This is the 3rd time this has happened to us while we were pulling a square-front trailer, so maybe from now on we'll have to use a pickup for pulling such things?

Meanwhile at the farm, we set up the back-drop for our Appleseed Shoot!

First, Dad and Andrew went and loaded up the bales, while I worked on cutting some weeds off and getting ready to mow the lawn. When the guys returned, they were pleased with how well the bales had stacked onto the hay-trailer...

Andrew headed out to the pasture with his lawn-mower...
...and I drove the 9030 out, while Dad took the semi...
While Andrew mowed, I tried directing Dad where to put the bales so that they'd be in a straight row. Ha! Once Andrew was finished mowing, he took over with the directing, and I was so glad, as he has a much better eye for such things!!!
The reason we had to build a back-stop is that we don't have any steep enough hills around here to act as a stop for the bullets...
As I had to stick around (to drive the tractor back when they were done with it), I had a little time to play around with my new camera...
This picture didn't turn out quite right, but is still funny to look at, as it was taken (by Andrew)with the Panorama mode on my camera. All 3 people on top of the bales are me!
Another Panorama picture--where the bales seem to be bulging outwards...

...and yet another one--that actually turned out pretty well...
This is looking down the row from the top-side of the bales:

And here is Millie in the newly-mown shooting area...
Finally--here is our wall!
We heard from the Dagleys today and it sounds like Ben & Amanda will be coming this weekend, so I'm really excited about that!!!
As far as the weather goes, my dad heard on the radio that the rain was taken out of the forecast for Saturday, so that's a praise! It still sounds like it will be cold though, so we're really praying hard for the weathermen to be wrong--although I think we'll dig out some warm clothing---just in case.....................................

5 comments:

Kimberly said...

Great pictures! You must be enjoying your new camera. I still have my original digital that we bought 8 years ago!! I think it takes great pictures and I would hate to have to learn how to run something new. :) It's hard for some of us older people! It looks like you are doing a lot of work getting ready for the shoot. I sure wish we were coming. Still praying for your weekend to be nice. Have a good day.

Jonathan said...

That backstop looks like it will be perfect! The cool weather may not be the greatest for a few reasons, but thick winter clothing will actually help you shoot more accurately because it blocks muscle tremors. So you might not want to pray TOO hard to not have the temperatures they're forecasting. :-) I'm glad Ben and Amanda plan on attending.

Cora Beth said...

Kimberly~
I'm glad you're happy with your camera and that it's lasted you this long! I liked my other camera just fine, but then I dropped it in some mud in the garden and it stopped working after that. :(
Thank you for the prayers!

Jonathan~
Thanks for the advice! Perhaps I should just pray for the weather to be perfect--leaving what the definition of "Perfect" is up to Him. :)
We're still waiting for our slings to arrive and hope they come soon!
We're all looking forward to seeing and learning from you and Peter soon,
Cora

Miss Jen said...

Oh my... word!!
Look at that hay!!
Simply amazing....
thanks for sharing with all of
us in words and pictures!

Blessings & Love~ Miss Jen

Maggie said...

Sounds busy! You didn't lie when you said there would be alot of pictures! :)