Sunday, April 22, 2012

Worms, Cobwebs, & Manure

Posted by Allyson

Volunteers haven’t been afraid to pull up their sleeves and get their hands dirty this week! From cleaning the barn to sprucing up the beds around the Heritage Center, volunteers have experienced slimy earthworms, dusty cobwebs, stinky manure, and more. On Wednesday and Thursday, Sue, Paul, and Joyce continued weeding the beds around the Heritage Center, pulling out crab grass, cutting back some of the plants, and laying down wood chips to hopefully thwart the weeds from returning.

Beth, Connie, Sue, Mallory, and Mike were all here early Saturday morning to help Todd give the barn a good cleaning before spring and summer get under way. Talk about a dirty job – Mike Rowe would be impressed! Between knocking down the cobwebs and sweeping out the stalls to hosing down the floor mats and power washing the walls and floors, there was plenty of work to go around. Todd and I had only planned on the job taking a couple of hours, but it ended up taking a good 4 or 5 hours to get the job done. Fortunately, Beth and Todd were able to stay late and finish things up so that Andres could bring the Isabella and Daisy in for their grain at supper time.