Monday, June 27, 2011

Tagawa's Gave us a Rose garden

Tagawa's Gardens gives us such wonderful support. We are looking so good thanks to their generous donation of decorative bushes and rose bushes. A wonderful volunteer Orlando took charge of making us a rose garden planting the bushes. We are looking great. We will be at Grey Kitty's birthday party July 16 and 17 from 11 to 3. Hope to see you there

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Manure spreader maintence 101

This is our 71 year old manure spreader. We were so busy caring for our rescued animals that we neglected this important equipment. This is a International Harvester Farmall. Only one person had the knowledge to repair it

He left simple instructions for the care and maintenance of this old workhorse.

I had never heard of a zerk. This machine has 12!

Some zerks are easy to find.

Some are hidden and hard to reach.

Even the pull-truck dash has instructions.

This is Chuck, the author of our "Maintenance 101 for Dummies". With his help we hope to be able to spread lots of manure for a very long time. THANKS Chuck!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

2nd Annual Benefit Sale Great Success!!!!!!!!

For the second year in a row Lisa was our great volunteer in charge of a charity benefit sale. This is our only fundraiser. Lisa and Chris worked countless hours in organizing, picking up, cleaning, and sorting to make this such a success. they were helped by many wonderful volunteers who did everything from gardening to making the property presentable to a wonderful album showing our foundation's progress last year.
All volunteers were able to cancel their gym membership for the weekend as there were plenty of lifting opportunities
Andrew does some basic lifts while Kevin Supervises.

Volunteers arrived at 05:30 am to start displaying items.

Items were arranged by categories--Everything from A-Z could be found.

Even famous figures directed traffic our way!

John and Dick even took time from their busy schedule to help out.

At the end of the day we all were still standing!!!!! A good time was had by all and funds were raised to support our rescued animals. The unsold items will be donated to Vietnam Veterans of America. Thanks to all who contributed items for our sale. Thanks to all volunteers who gave so generously of their time and talents.

Final day all still standing. THANKS!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer haircuts Memorial Day was a WORK DAY!

Judy and her husband are our llama trimming PRO team. This year they also brought a work team to help. Many wonderful volunteers were also on hand. What a TEAM!!!!! Painters painted.

Goat hoof trimmers trimmed.

Llama showed off new haircut.

Judy sheared and clipped and gave immunizations, and gave health exams, and trimmed toes. WHEW!

It took a whole crew just to keep up with Judy.

Pat brought in a pro sheep shearer Lou. Lamborgini was the best behaved sheep of the season. He was glad to be shorn of his heavy coat. Pat donated the fees for his summer makeover and his shots. We all say Thank You!

Here is that coat intact. Who wants to learn how to spin????