500,000 bottles of sparkling wine mature in this section of the underground cellars at Cricova Winery just north of Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 3, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Monday, May 30, 2016

A little dirt never hurt anyone...

The lake level has begun to rise...but the long term forecast doesn't look good. It's unlikely that people will be able to use our boat launch this year, and we probably won't have a swimming area either.

But that doesn't stop kids from having fun! Our grandkids proved yesterday that mud can be as much fun as water!

A little dirt never hurt anyone...





Creatures from the mud pit! Too funny.

While Lindsey was playing with the kids in the mud, Ruth was busy cleaning up another area of brush. For many years, the leaves were simply blown into the bottom of the hedges. We're slowly getting the whole park cleaned up that way, and we've found that when it's done, it makes it all the easier to clean up in following years. And it looks so much better.

Ruth, playing in the bush.

My project in the morning was to get our "fire engine" ready for the season. It's just an old boat trailer with a 200 gallon water tank fitted on the top, and then a gas powered pump. So I filled the water tank, then filled the gasoline tank, and pulled the rope. Which promptly broke on the first tug!

But I had some replacement available so I got that changed and got it fired up. Works perfectly, so although we have a lot of water outlets around the park, we also have this should we ever need it. I'll fire it up once every couple of weeks or so just to make sure it's always ready.

Cameron, with our fire engine hooked up to the gator.

Looks like we've only got the morning to get stuff done today. Another rain system is supposed to arrive before noon and dump another inch or so over the next 24 hours. Well...at least things are green!

Happy Memorial Day Monday to our American friends...enjoy your long weekend!

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18 comments:

  1. Love the picture of the kids in mud, so many parents don't let kids be kids anymore. Nice to yours does.

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    1. They loved it! Lindsey said they played in the mud for about an hour and even then they wanted to stay in it for longer. :-)

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  2. Kids and mud go very well together. And as a bonus it builds up their immune system. Another bonus is the fact that you get to hose them down later. And then they sleep like little lambs. Sunny weather here now!

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    1. Yep, they go together really well and kids are made to be washable. ;-)

      They didn't like the hosing down though, the water was too cold!

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  3. HAHAHA...those kids were having so much fun. Good for them.

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  4. Lindsey is up for mom-of-the-year! How fun! and grand dad can test the pressure on the little fire truck when the fun is over.

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    1. Lindsey should be, she does so many fun and cool things with Cameron ans Sadie. They all have a great imagination.

      They had a pail of water and some sponges to wash down with, the water from the hose was too cold for them.

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  5. Too much fun playing in the mud, have not done that for quite a while, lol...

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    1. Yep, they had ball, not sure that I have ever done that, maybe I should have gone and joined in the fun too!

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  6. I think I would use the fire engine to hose down the kids after the mudfest!

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    1. That would work if the water in the fire engine was warm, they didn't like the cold water from the hose pouring over them. I had to get them a bucket of warm water instead.

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  7. Just the sweetest thing ever!!!

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  8. Seeing all your chores and the weeks of preparation gives me a better appreciation for what goes into making a campground "nice."

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    1. Yes, lots of work go into making a campground into a great campground. :-)

      We keep working at it and each year is a little better than the last.

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  9. Looks like the 'Toddlers Mud Run' of Cabri Park!

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    1. It does rather doesn't it! :-)

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