Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Redneck Initiation

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it before but we kind of live in the middle of nowhere. Well, that's not true. We are 20 minutes from a decent sized city and we do have neighbours.

But our road is a long private dirt road and we are surrounded by rednecks. Don't believe me?

Exhibit A:
This tree is located about three quarters of the way down our road and almost all of our guests comment on it. It's just that cool.

And basically all the guests that comment on it also ask if we have added a shoe to it yet. The answer has always been no, until today!

My sister Cora was here for a quick overnight and we told her that before she left, we had to add a shoe to the tree for her "redneck initiation". And for mine too since I'm so obviously not a redneck. Notice Dan didn't need to be initiated?

It was actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be, standing on the hood of Dan's truck, hammering a shoe onto a tree at 8 in the morning with my awesome sister.

I'm excited to say that we have been initiated.

 Don't we just look like rednecks?

So there you have it, our contribution to the sole tree. It's the small black flat in the middle of the tree, in case you were wondering.

Bet you wish you could join the redneck club too, eh?


  1. God, dont you wish you could find out the store behind that tree??

  2. Jackie - I know you're jealous. :P

    Casey - The story is probably something along the lines of... "a bunch of rednecks got drunk one night and decided to nail some shoes to a tree". But you never know, it could be something way cooler!

  3. Great post Jennie! Although I have been "initiated", I would like to remind you all that I remain very non red-neck! :P

  4. Cora - Thanks for participating in the initiation, even if you aren't a red-neck. :P