Friday, January 25, 2013

Winter Painting

Posted by Allyson

This fall, the exterior of the buildings around the farm got a fresh coat of paint.  Now that it's winter, it's time to focus on the painting that needs to be done inside.  This week, Andy and Carlin have been busy touching up and repainting the offices in the Heritage Center and the classrooms.  Did you know that the classrooms were used by 10,344 school kids on field trips and 4,890 people for birthday parties last year?  The paint doesn't stop with the staff - volunteers have been at it too the past couple of weeks.  Now that the fence around the farmhouse has been repaired, Richard has moved on to painting the gates for the farmhouse and the kitchen garden.  Meanwhile, Bob, Paul, Scott, and Dick have restored and painted a good portion of the silage chopper.  It was hardly recognizable to me when I went down to the basement to snap a photo today!