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Volunteer Day: Stacking Hay at Easter Egg Acres

  • Aug 18, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • Easter Egg Acres

Easter Egg Acres, the goat farm in Ellicott where we've been before, needs some help on Sunday stacking 65 lb. bales of hay. Join us and spend the day out in the country, helping local farmers and visiting with the goats!  The farm will make lunch for us and I promise you'll be hungry!

We'll plan to leave here at 9AM.  I've set the end time to 4PM, but you can leave earlier.  Five hours of farm labor is a lot for anyone.

Update:  Here is the schedule.  It's only two or three hours of work.

• Arrive at the farm between 10:00 and 10:30 AM

• We'll stack hay for a couple of hours.  Depending on the number of volunteers, it will take 2 - 3 hours

• Marilan will give us lunch around 1:00 PM

• The day will end after lunch

People usually ask if they can bring children.  This would not be a good day to bring small children, but supervised teenagers are welcome.  This is character-building work for young men and women!

Bring water and sunscreen.  Wear closed shoes and long sleeves.

Note: Hay is in high demand and sensitive to weather at this time of year. If they can't get the hay, we'll have to reschedule. I'll confirm on Saturday. Keep an eye on your email!

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  • Marilan L.

    Sadly due to twice having to cancel no one else was able to make it. Gary stacked while I cleaned new spaces for more hay. It went excellent and we finished just as the rumbled of rain started. There will be another request in a couple of months for the rest of the winter haul. The goats watched and talked while we worked, about how they love seeing hooves on, part of the food MOVEMENT. Haha.

    August 18, 2013

  • Marilan L.

    Thanks Elise, this Meetup transfered from last time. We do still have hay coming tomorrow at 10:30 if anyone would like to attend. Thanks for the help. Sorry the rain postponed us this long.

    August 17, 2013

  • Elise Rothman d.

    I don't remember saying yes to this event. sorry, I have a required permaculture class to attend all day. otherwise, I would have helped for sure!

    August 17, 2013

  • Colene

    If this doesn't work out, it sounds like Manitou could use some help with clean-up!

    August 10, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    Hi! Very interested in this - what's better than outdoor work? Would be sans family as the kids are too young and someone needs to watch them! Where to meet and what are the transport arrangements i.e. are we car pooling or going under our own steam? Coming from near Fort Carson, which may influence proceedings.

    Thanks,
    Andrew

    August 6, 2013

    • Bonnie

      That's a good question about transportation. Marilan asked me to arrive at their farm a little early, in case unforeseen circumstances make them late getting back from the hay farm. Plan to arrange your own transportation, but everyone is welcome to post here to set up carpooling.

      August 7, 2013

    • Bonnie

      To clarify, plan to arrive at the farm between 10 and 10:30 AM. I scheduled the meetup for 9AM because it takes about 45 minutes to get there from downtown.

      August 7, 2013

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