July 4, 2010: While we all should have been picnicking and swimming on a hot holiday afternoon, we instead took another tackle at raising the remaining 2 hops poles. Our friends, Jeff, Gerry and Diana, and Bret and Sara, and our daughter Laura graciously offered their hard work and support.
Some major crimping going on here in preparation for the raising....
Bret is twisting one of the guy wire anchors into the hard clay.
Diana, Sara, Laura and I served water and beer and chips for the occasion.
Molly and Gina supervised.
Time to operate the winch on the 4 wheeler.
Jeff is the winch operator and owner of this wonderful machine.
Up it Goes!
Now to bolt it in place...
Jerry works with speed and determination.