Thursday, April 16, 2009

Extreme Yard Makeover update

Well, yesterday was PHENOMENAL! We had over a dozen volunteers show up and take time to help someone they don't even know. It literally gave us chills. Things are changing. There is a new type of thinking and a new type of community emerging from these dark times. It is tremendous to see that change and lucky enough to be a part of it.

A huge thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers yesterday: Aaron, Mel, Meri, Mary, Brooke (and Captain Jack), Kelli, Abby, Julie, Dwane, Cindi, Lucas, Ryan, Louanne and Seth. Absolutely incredible!

It was a great day and we got so much work done. There is still more work to do and, hopefully, we can get some more people out there within the next week or so. We still need to rototill, lay bricks down around the flower beds and build an arbor for the large grapevine in the back. If there is anyone that would like to volunteer to build the arbor, that would be great!

Seth and Trevor are going over to the project this afternoon with a truck and a trailer to haul all of the debris away to the dump. Let's get another group together next week and finish this project up! Who's coming with us?

Here are some photos from yesterday. We will be taking more and posting them soon. Thanks again to everyone yesterday. You are all tremendous human beings!

4 trees had to come out along the back fence.

Cleanup after the trees came down.

Weeding, weeding, weeding!

This area of the yard...before


Digging out a new herb garden!

Overgrown rose bush...before
Some of the 12,000,000 bricks that needed to be separated into various piles.

Just a couple of the yard debris piles.
We can't thank you enough for all of your hard work!

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Mary said...

Yeah for us! This was a really great way for me to spend a couple of hours this week and I look forward to doing more for "the neighbors I haven't met yet!"

Anonymous said...

True Story: Once, as I helped an elderly neighbor take down a storm damaged medium-sized tree in his backyard, he wisely remarked: "Always have two people when you take down a tree!"
"Oh," I exclaimed, "Obviously you've cut down a lot of trees in your day."
"No" he said "Actually, this is the first time, but I figure someone ought to be there in order to call 9-1-1."