2016 06 26: Camping Event Work Party

posted Jun 27, 2016, 6:42 AM by Freydis Egilsdottir   [ updated Jan 8, 2017, 6:43 PM by Mikhail H- ]
A beautiful, sunny, and highly productive day at Ulrich's, with volunteers from Halifax!

Seven adults and four kids got the "well" at the end of the camping field filled in again and smoothed over; a new well dug near the pond across the driveway (and mostly completed; we just need to get a pipe for it but unfortunately all the nearby hardware stores were closed, it being a Sunday, and we hadn't wanted to buy any pipe until we were ready for it so we knew how much we needed); several smaller holes in the camping field filled in and smoothed over, a pathway across a small ditch to the other field across the driveway filled in and smoothed over; and the site for the fire pit cleared, and the fire pit built!

All that is left to do to prepare the site now is to finish the well (which won't take too much; we just need to insert the pipe and finish back-filling the hole, and attach the pump), and build the outhouses!

The kids were very helpful, finishing the watering in the garden and having a lot of fun helping us to mortar and line the fire pit with clay from the bottom of the new well; that was a very fun job! They also helped to set a few key pieces in place in the well itself.

They also had a chance to go swimming in the other pond, and catch some frogs. Remember to bring your swim suits for the event!

There won't be any meetings this week, what with it almost being War Camp, but I expect there will be in the first week in July. The precise date and location will be announced after War Camp this coming weekend, but I expect the weekly meeting next Wednesday (July 6) will be going ahead as usual.

See you at War Camp!