Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mudjacking solves driveway sinking

Brien and his crew came out to raise our driveway slabs before we sank into the dark underground.
First holes were drilled into the slabs.

Then a tube of mud was forced into the holes raising the slabs.

The mixture had to be just right and fed into the hose.

Hose had to be held down to get right pressure.

Center cracks had to be supported from the underside.

Extra mud was recycled. Much the same skill as cleaning stalls. Tried to get the crew to stay to help with that but they had to hurry away. Thanks to them, our driveway is level again.

We can always use help with stall cleaning.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sunflower Market Thank You!

Jason from Sunflower Market hands many boxes of produce to volunteer JeanLuc who is happy to be waist deep in produce for our hungry rescued animals.

Sunflower Market on Parker Road and Arapahoe donates out dated produce to the Edwards Foundation Animals. Volunteer Andrew salutes Davin, Sunflower's receiving manager as they prepare to load boxes heavy with fruits and vegetables for the animals.

Andrew and Davin can cancel their gym memberships as they get a good workout lifting and sorting.

Lamborgini the sheep anxiously awaits the dispersal of the newly arrived veggies.

Volunteers Kim and Ann have many friends as they dish out the smorgasbord.

Hannah and Sugar especially love spinach and Romaine lettuce.
All the animals say Thank You Sunflower Market!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Few Words About Baby Bunnies and Cute Chicks

Whether it is in celebration of Easter or the arrival of Spring, this time of year hundreds of thousands of bunnies and chicks are purchased as pets. Sadly, once the bunnies grow up to be rabbits, and the chicks become full grown chickens, the majority of these animals end up in animal shelters where many face certain euthanasia, or they are simply let loose to fend for themselves in the wild where few survive.

As with any animal you bring into your home, please consider the committment needed to provide a lasting and loving home for your furry, feathered, hooved, finned, or scaly companion. Each year millions of healthy, loving, animals are euthanized for lack of a good home. Please do your research before bringing home a companion animal, and please consider adopting from your local shelter or rescue group.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fast Eddie & A Lamborghini - Not Your Usual Hot Rods

When their owner could no longer care for them, one year old Merino Sheep "Lamborghini" and one year old Nubian Goat "Fast Eddie" were brought to our foundation and are now living peacefully with all the other animals. Because they were raised together, Lamborghini and Fast Eddie are very bonded and are seldom more than 10 feet apart from each other at any given time. They are both gentle and affectionate, and responsible for many smiles from our volunteers.

Who knew a Lamborghini could be so precious. Here is our new boy as a baby.

Fast Eddie likes life in the fast lane with his best buddy Lamborghini. We welcomed these two guys last Sunday and they are just zooming around the pasture.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Den 3 the wolf cubs and the wind howled at the Edwards

It was a cold and windy day...
These cub scouts and their families came out to visit and how the wind did BLOW.

After grooming animals, the leaders asked each cub to tell facts about the animals that they had worked with.

Then the cubs led the animals in a pattern course.
Each scout earned a blue ribbon for their accomplishments as well as a scout badge for helping to clean up trash.

Well done Den 3!!!