I took the day off yesterday. Spent the day with my dad’s side of the family at the Sands Mud bog, North of Battersea. Talk about a total hoot! It is a family/community event that is held every year. It was the first time that I have been able to make it back and I can tell you that I am not missing it again unless I am too old to get into the back of a truck! The family and thier community are just so much fun!
Lots of people – a beer or two were enjoyed. The laughter was as loud as the trucks in the bog.
Sadly, I forgot my camera so I had to steal a couple of pics from my cousin A. Hope that is groovy with her as a truck tire in the bog. The John Deere truck is her baby. She is a dead awesome bogger! Uncle Steve would be huge proud! I have to tell you that it makes me really sentimental. I am thinking that the rainbow that popped up just as the bog ended was more than a little symbolic.
Thanks to my cousin B and C who hosted this brilliant event! Glad to be invited!
After the mud bogs I went to another family event (Mom’s side). While there, I mentioned that I had enjoyed a totally awesome day at the mud bogs. A lady who was there stuck up her nose and said “I don’t see the point, this is a stupid thing to do, it just ruins the soil in the bog, so loud, so futile… blah, blah, blah”. I was not prepared for anyone to be such an argumentative, negative, arse-pick. Seriously… with the way that the land is being taken over by housing? A mud bog does significantly less damage than one single McMansion and I can assure you that this one gave pleasure and a community event for about a hundred or more people… hard for a person as uptight as that to understand laughter and community participation is my guess?
You can’t make everyone happy and I have to say that if I am picking who to have fun with… well you know the answer, I am getting in the truck going to Battersea and I am wearing my rubbers too.
I wonder what the other Tiny Housers did this weekend?