Saturday, February 21
The horseshoe pitch is coming along nicely. The stakes and pits are complete, the latter being filled with clay and bounded by steel garden edging. The clay really does a good job keeping the shoes from bouncing around (it does tend to reduce the number of leaners, though, as the clay allows the shoes to stick upright). At the bottom, you can see some buried bricks which serve as a toeline.
I also strung a cable and some nuts between two trees to act as a scoreboard. The nickel-plated and brass nuts even match the finish on the horseshoes.
A big dead cedar tree in the lot wasn't really in the way, but it was too tempting to a bunch of guys with beers and an axe, so we made quick work of chopping it down.
Many thanks to (l. to r.) SF, SH, KR, FC, and DF for their hard work. Also thanks to Heidi's dad, we have a nice new digital camera with which to take these pictures.
Tuesday, February 17
Further to the below, check this out.