When I arrived at the garden this morning, there was ice on the picnic tables. Brr.
But that didn’t stop our volunteers.
Jan. D. came by and painted “Messages” and “Chores” on the two chalkboards on the east side of the Gardener’s Shed. This will be were we write notes to one another and where a list of tasks that need doing will be posted.
Thank you, Jan.
Chalk will be kept on the ledge so feel free to leave a note or check a task off once you complete it.
Crossing things off a list is deeply satisfying, isn’t it?
The volunteer log is now in the garage near the refrigerator. Be sure to log your hours. This shows you have fulfilled your volunteer hours commitment and also helps us when we go for grants to show the gardens have your support.
Jan also found three caterpillars on her parsley when she cleaned she bed out. I brought these to Rachel, a first grade teacher at the Division Street school. She was going to see if a teacher there would be interested in fostering them. (We also brought a handful of parsley to feed them).
Another volunteer, Anne C. was putting the finishing touches on the farm stand shed, which is the first little building you pass on the right as you drive in pass the house. It has a large window and use to be the farm’s produce stand.
Anne has been diligently working on this building for several months along with Navy volunteers and it is now done. Thank you, Anne. It looks terrific.
- The shed floor is painted. Thank you Chris Cameron who was on hand to guide the Navy volunteers on what needed to be done and to the volunteers who did such a nice job.
- We are looking for an electrician to do the wiring so we can put our garden equipment inside. Any suggestions?
- John S. finished the task of sterilizing the tomato cages for next year. Thank you.
- Mark S. is building the children’s picnic tables for us. When last I saw him, the tables were in pieces like a puzzle needing to be assembled. Thank you for taking this on.
If you haven’t completed your volunteer hours and you want a bed next season, please contact me soon. Natalie