Busy and Excited


There is so much going on here today! A truck arrived with the drywall delivery. Dave and Matt unloaded.

They got right to work!

But that’s not all! Sean and Sean are here working on the field fencing.

I’m also really, really fortunate to have Eugene here. Eugene is an experienced, lifetime farmer. Here, Weston is helping him re-set the gate to the Park field.

I’m so lucky to have Eugene here because he knows what he’s doing and can help me with correcting some pesky areas, such as this creek crossing. There’s nothing like an experienced farmer.

He’s also going to be setting up the electric in Patriot’s field and replacing the gate there. They’ll have to re-set one gate post. They broke for lunch and Weston came in and asked what I had for him to eat for lunch. I offered him some homemade macaroni and cheese, and he said no, never mind, he didn’t want anything. Then he followed that up by saying, “You don’t have a spud bar.” I thought, wow, is he spoiled in college. He doesn’t want lunch unless he can have a baked potato bar! Then he said, “It’s going to be hard because there’s a lot of rock. You need a spud bar.”


I’m off to pick up a spud bar!

Keep them out of the house while I’m gone, okay?


  1. okstormy says:

    What a busy day! It’s great to see projects getting done! Spud bars are great (both kinds ;)). I’ve got to get another spud bar. Someone stole ours when they stole our 4-wheeler out of our barn.

  2. Bev in CA says:

    Suzanne, just saying again about bracing. In your picture of the boys hanging the gate. If you put in a diagonal (45 degree)brace on the left (looking at the picture) it keeps the gate post upright. This makes the gate hang correctly and there are no gaps for something unwanted to get in the pasture. In the sheet rock pic I see a cooler. Hope you are using insulation, too. It will keep your building warm in winter and cool in summer. Less cost for heating.

  3. CATRAY44 says:

    Spud bar.. hilarious! I would have thought the same thing, you did, potato bar! lol

  4. CATRAY44 says:

    ….and, inquiring minds (read snoopy) want to know…. is there still a surprise coming? :snoopy:

  5. Blessings says:

    All I could think about with this post ” it’s raining men, on Suzanne’s farm”
    This may just keep me chuckling all day, week, or as long as the Real Men are working on Sassafras Farm…
    Who needs dysfunction (52) when REAL Men can get-er-done!

  6. wildcat says:

    I still don’t know what a spud bar is. LMBO! 😆

  7. bonita says:

    well, it’s great that you have good weather and a handful of willing workers to keep you busy while the ‘big surprise’ is on hold…

  8. GA_in_GA says:

    Yay! Can’t wait for the news that is coming!

    Okay, I have to go and look up what a spud bar is – I also thought your son was asking for a special lunch. lol

  9. bbkrehmeyer says:

    Ya’ll don’t do things in West VA. like we do in Co.LOL. anyone knows a spud bar is baked potatoes set up with all the fixins. sour cream, butter, diced green onions, bacon bits, butter fried mushrooms,chili, crumbled feta and grated cheeses, chopped olives. HAHAHA….. I didn’t realize you grew spuds there either.. Maybe Weston meant a Stud Bar????? for all the guys????
    Surprise must be Patriot. Wooohooo…….

  10. bbkrehmeyer says:

    I was going to say the same about lack of insulation between the studs(beams, not guys) on the walls of the studio. Better do it now rather than later…. Oh wait, you get free heat……

  11. CarrieJ says:

    I remember those in high school. It was called a baked potato bar. Patato Potato..same difference. He needs his Spud Bar!!!

  12. UlrikeDG says:

    The next time you have big news that you’re going to tell us “tomorrow”, I’m going to wait a week to even peek!

  13. whtelephant says:

    Spud bar had me stumped too, I think it’s what I’d call a tamping rod.
    The only thing that gave that away for me was Weston’s rock comment and you saying you were going to go get one… I thought “really? she’s going to get a baked potato bar? why doesn’t she just make up the fixings?” Maybe they’re called that because I can see it being a useful tool in digging potatoes?

  14. twiggityNDgoats says:

    Used one of those today while setting posts for the goat barn.

  15. Britishtea says:

    Suzanne, you’re a tease. I can see where this is leading. We’re breathless with suspense and you’ll drag it out until APRIL FOOL’S DAY!

  16. NancyL says:

    OK, my first thought, too, was that you just needed to put out some “fixings” for a baked potato!!! So I googled it. For the benefit of you others who wondered but might not have looked it up:

    A spud bar, or in British English usually crowbar or just bar, is a long straight metal bar used lengthwise as a hand tool to deliver blows to a target, causing the target to move, break up or deform. It can also be used as a lever to move objects.

  17. holstein woman says:

    Suzanne, Weston home, the book auction and getting so much done. Can you keep your feet on the ground and your head on your shoulders?? Yes I read I can tell now first. BLESSINGS….. :happyfeet: :happyfeet:

  18. liz2 says:

    Well, now I know what a spud bar is. I, too, thought Weston wanted a stuffed baked potato!

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