It's going to be getting hot here soon, but today was overcast and fairly cool .... a great day to be outside working at Elderberry. We had two visitors today - Su-Min and Ayn - and they both helped with some weeding chores. The big project today was staining our new mailbox structure, so we had several helpers working on that. In addition, we had folks cleaning the hive, splitting kindling, and repairing an old barn.
|. Mike and Chuck staining the structure that houses|
our mailboxes, golf cart (named Zelda) and bikes
|We have many old buildings at Elderberry, so we are staining our newer buildings to match the |
heritage buildings on the site - metal roofs and aged siding.
|Just as I was walking by with the camera, Mike managed to drop his whole|
paintbrush into the bucket of pain!
|Jon and Joyce were also on the staining crew|
|Mary and Ross worked on repairs to an old log barn where we|
store our 4-wheeler (named Zeke). Joyce stopped by to ask if help was needed
and was put to work pulling nails!
|Ross hard at work on the barn|
|In working on the barn and mailbox structure we used untreated pine from a local sawmill, and saved all|
the scraps for firewood. Richard is using a froe to split the scraps for kindling for our common house wood stove.
|Meg heads up the kitchen committee and was hard at work cleaning today|
|Joan heads up the common house committee and was doing the type of cleaning I never do at my own house!|
|Ayn is a new associate member and spent much of the day weeding|
|Su-Min was also visiting today - Lucy kept our visitors busy !|