Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A wonderful visit from scout troop 3942.

 These wonderful scouts came around to help clean up at the Edwards Foundation. Not only
did they help with chores, but they brought beautiful bales of good grass hay for the animals.
 They helped with a pumpkin chunkin event, all the animals really liked this.
 They spent time loving and brushing all of the animals here they give Toby a special grooming.
 Time went too quickly and these scouts did not get to walk llamas, I hope they will all return to work with the llamas. Molly and Bucky bid a fond farewell to everyone and looked forward to seeing them again. Thank you scout troop 3942

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving-- Bringing in the sheaves. Bringing in the sheaves! We are all rejoicing!

Tagawa's Garden Center donated pumpkins and corn sheaves for our animals.
 Michelle, Jere, and Rose from Tagawa's watch as our volunteers from Caring Community load pumpkins and sheaves. Our wonderful volunteers are Lisa, Chance, and Jamie help load.

More volunteers Jeremy and Robert help tie down the load.
 Load looks secure, Jamie, Robert, Lisa, and Chance say we are ready to head out.
Tyler supervises the unloading. A job well done, the animals say thank you.

Spots before our eyes again.

 Oh my goodness, spots before our eyes as the pony Freckles has returned.
 Sadly, Amy and her friend found it necessary to return Freckles, because his previous owners caused him to be terrified of anyone on his back. Amy gave it a good effort, but it was determined that this pony would be better suitable as a driving pony.
Yay! Someone has already adopted Freckles. We will post pictures of him and his new home soon.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New goat Angel arrives at Edwards Foundation

 Meet Angel.  He is new to the Edwards Rescue.  He got his name because he has a white halo on his head and angel wings on his sides.
Here Ghana welcomes him to the herd.  Come around and meet him. He is very sweet.

Caring community Part 2

 Our helpers from Care and Community take a minute to enjoy this beautiful fall day.  They work really hard taking care of the animals and cleaning stalls.
The animals say thank you to John for bringing these good helpers to us.  The helpers are Lisa, Dan, Jeremy & Chance,

Brandon's Eagle project Part 2

 The hale and hearty from Brandon's Eagle scout project took on the job of leveling stall mats by adding gravel.  This job was really stinky and hard.
They had to rake the gravel smooth, sprinkle with sweet peez to remove some of the odor.  One scout even had to do washing in the horse tub when he was done.  The animals say thank you for our clean level stalls

Brandon completes his Eagle Scout project

 Brandon choose to construct shelters for the goats as part of his Eagle Scout project.  He arrived with his crew of scouts early Saturday morning.
 It took lots of team work as the shelters were strong and heavy.
Tall, strong vertical support from a scout.
 Brandon did a good job of assigning tasks and keeping his crew safe.

 It took a lot of strength to get the shelter airborne and over the fence for one of the goat pens.
 It took a lot of engineering skill and teamwork to get the shelter in place.
Pancake loves her new home.  Thank you Brandon and scouts from troop 280

Care & Community Fall helpers

The great volunteers from Care & Community come often to help.  We sure appreciate all they do.

Tagawa's donates pumpkins to our animals

 Volunteers do bowling for pumpkins to get the truck loaded from Tagawa's generous donation from leftover Halloween pumpkins.
 Neil discovers the use of a ramp makes the pumpkins roll go faster.
Ken checks that the pumpkins are loaded properly.
 Joan catches pumpkins and lines them up in the bed of the truck.
 Loaded and ready to roll.
The animals are happy to have their annual treat.  Thank you Tagawa's!

Birthday Party

 What a day for a birthday party.  Hanna greets the birthday girl and her two friends.
 The girls get acquainted with the animals and help with chores.  The animals really liked the fancy cowgirl hats.
 Volunteer Ian helps the girls get to know the llamas.
 All returned safely from the field to enjoy a birthday cheesecake made by Ian to help celebrate.
Even mom and dad joined in the celebration.  A BIG Happy Birthday - glad you came to Edwards to celebrate

Jack's Eagle Scout Project

 Scouts from troop 280 came around to help paint the barn as part of Jack's Eagle Scout project.
To help with this project, Jack's dad came from Florida, his mom provided food and his uncle helped supervise.  The weather was great and the scouts did a good job.

PR trip to Quantum

Lynda, Jessica, and Joan all had a great afternoon talking with employees of Quantum, and requesting volunteer help
 Quantum invited us to share information about the Edwards Foundation during a lunch at their offices.
We got several good volunteers from this meeting.  Thank you Quantum!

Fall is in the air

Here at Edwards Animals the trees have given us notice to batten down the hatches and get ready for winter.  We are taking a breather to enjoy the colors of these beautiful trees in our backyard.  Visitors are welcome and your help is appreciated.

Bringing home Chuck and Molly

 Every spring & fall our Zebu cows make the trip to or from Terolyn Farms for summer pasture.  The cows Chuck & Molly are eighteen years old and need to spend their winters in our barn with an overhead heater to keep them warm.

 Chuck is glad to be home and the animals come to greet him while volunteer Jeff gives him a special welcome.
Toby comes to greet Molly and welcome her home.
A big thank you to our volunteers Neil and Linda, Jeff and Alec for helping us make this move.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Elders Help at Edwards

 Elders & volunteer Callea arrive at Edwards ready to work.
 Volunteers Plant a Tree in Memory of Dexter.
 Toby gets a lesson in pre-driving.
Elders strong armed bales of hay into the hayshed. Thanks!

Welcome Belgian d'Anvers Rooster

Welcome to our new rooster. He is a Belgian bearded d'Anvers.This breed is a bantam chicken from Belgium. He was given to us by Rocky Mountain Feather Fanciers. We will call him Coq A Tres or Hercule Poirot.