Pronounced  "buy-uh-nee-hun," bayanihan is a Filipino word derived from the word 'bayan'  meaning town, nation, or community in general.
"Bayanihan" literally means, "being a bayan," and refers to a spirit of community and cooperation.
When people stop what they are doing to help build or move a house--that's called bayanihan.

Right now, Steve, his brother Tim and their friend Mike W are working on the property.
All three guys have taken off from their respective jobs and used a precious week of vacation to work on making the place more enjoyable for a family reunion that is going to take place there this coming Saturday.
Wiffle ball, anyone?
Ever since last friday they have been working non-stop wiring, digging, installing, creating, hanging, constructing, designing and implementing.
The amount of work they have put in is amazing.
They are amazing.
Then there's another friend Doug who has been using the tractor on...well... I am not exactly sure.
A guy named Dan who is a friend of Mike W, who I surprised one afternoon during a run.
I snuck up on him while he was chopping firewood.
And an eccentric neighbor Pete (whom I have not yet met) he mowed vast opened fields for us,
just because.

Who knew that the Bayanihan spirit was alive and well in the bowels of Mahaffey?
DZ and JB and family visited the prop last weekend.