Today we picked up a big load of firewood, thank you to Anne and Glen for the wood, and Anne and Peter for helping load it. We filled the 16' stock trailer to the top. Of course now we have to unload it all, too, darn.
Mike is SO happy, he finally finished hauling home the 835 round bales from our one supplier. That's one big project that is off his plate, though we do still have 50 or 60 more rounds and several hundred squares coming from other suppliers. Now he's back to paddock cleaning and rushing to get all the other things done that need to be complete before winter.
We moved seventeen horses to another pasture that has been donated for a few weeks, and we've brought a number of other horses home as well. Thank you Anne and Glen for helping with the hauling, and the horses were all so good for the moving too. It's always nice when they're cooperative and well-behaved!
The volunteers held a special volunteer lunch on the 11th. We have such a great group of volunteers, some that have been with us for years and some that are brand new. Everyone brought something to the lunch, which was fantastic, and some recipes were shared.
Thank you to Katrina and Bev from Rocky Mountain House for the donation of square bales. Thanks Katrina as well for loading and hauling it down to us, and helping to unload as well. Thanks to Charlene and family for bringing over a load of pumpkins for the pigs, they certainly enjoyed them. Thank you to Karen, one of our volunteers, for purchasing a 'Back on Track' blanket for Beth. Beth looks pretty snazzy in it and it may help her too.
We did get Mesa and Pinkerton gelded, and they've already healed up with no swelling at all. We have a bout of ringworm going through their little group so they're in quarantine until it clears up.
We received the Husky Employees Foundation grant. Our sincere thanks to the ladies who worked so hard to get us into the program for 2013, it's just really unfortunate that Husky decided to cancel the program the next year! But we do very much appreciate the support we got for that one year.
Once again we'd like to thank the Donner Canadian Foundation for their ongoing support.