In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Look at this crazy spider Hubby found when he got home tonight. It was just hanging out in the driveway.What is it?


  1. It is a wolf spider. Good bug catcher and not venemous. They are a favorite of mine! I believe they raise their young, carrying them on their backs. Fun!

  2. Ummmmmmm.....Holy Hannanah Who cares what cussin kind it is. It is the kind you run screaming with your arms flailing above your head!!! It's the kind you shoot with a giant gun and wood chips. It's the kind you move out of that house over!!! Run Cobles...RRRRRRUUUUUNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ok previous post was a bit dramatic, I admit. Was this friendly spider living inside or out? Did Matt carry that in! I bet Spencer loved it. We have banana spiders here that are that big and they bite. I'm always suspect of anything with more limbs than me. I hope it was a nice visit and it did not eat your faces off!. xoxox

  4. It's a wolf spider!


  5. Definitely a wolf spider, probably male. They can get quite big. Not a good wolf spider picture here, but good info