Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Okay, I give UP

I promised this post would be about the benches we helped build.
I wanted to get a picture of the three of us on the bench, but the weather has been rainy, and I am not going to wait for the right photo, so here goes.

Before we paint...the goose is on.

First time using a Dremel...FUN.

All three benches are put together now...then they get sanded down before I use the Dremel.

Sanding is the second step.

The guys hoist up the bench upside down as you can see in the above picture, but it actually made it more comfortable for me.

I do use a dust mask...just not in the above picture.

I trace a pattern on the bench...the white areas are raised giving it a three dimensional look.

We are working in the wood shop. Two of the benches have been painted and we are getting ready to paint the last one.

We paint over the goose with the brown paint.

Now comes the goose. Steady hands.

We "Got our Goose on."  We had to touch up some of the brown paint here.

Jenny lent a helping hand with the brown paint.

The first bench getting placed on the Sycamore Trail...with the help of another volunteer, Butch...Ferris is also helping us out.

This one getting placed under a big live oak tree.  We use concrete to keep them from sinking into the sandy soil.

The third one is placed at Horseshoe Lake Trail. This boardwalk is soon to be replaced with a bigger one.  The view is also looking out on the prairie.

We have been invited to build some benches for another refuge!!!

Have you ever seen clouds like these?  I call them wave clouds!!!

Until next time...


  1. Well, of course I love the blue goose... but it's the clouds that I find fascinating!

    1. We have been having some interesting sunsets lately!!!

  2. yep those are some interesting clouds...

  3. I've used a dremel to sand and while doing intarsia. I've never used it like you did. Good job! The clouds really do look like waves. Interesting.

  4. That looks like a fun project.
    Very nice cloud picture.