0 Month Streak
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2 Month Streak
Mon 12th Feb at 6:30pm
Back to city farm this evening to start our assault on building the much talked goat mountain 🐐 When we arrived we saw a fresh batch of woodchip in the carpark and were wondering whether Tom had visions of this being shifted again instead. However we were all very swiftly put to work, digging up and leveling an area of ground the farm are going to build a classroom on and taking the wheelbarrows full of mud to cover the 'mountain' which was a very large raised area of twigs that needed covering.
It became very apparent why Tom wants this split over multiple sessions as the area is so large. Abby did a particularly good job commandeering the largest and greenest of the wheelbarrows (now known forever more affectionately as Big Baz).
We all agreed this was a definite workout and were pleasantly surprised to see the mountain start to take shape near the end of the session.
We look forward to returning in two weeks time to hopefully help conquer more of goat mountain 🏔️
Mon 29th Jan at 6:00pm
Our task this evening was to clean bricks! It was fun from the start with Richard demonstrating how clean we needed to clean the bricks, (I'm sure he had picked an easy one!) Some important things to note were how to clean the "P" on a brick and how to decide if a dink was just a dink!
Ellie and Hannah got to work by collecting the bricks from the big pile and wheelbarrowing them up to the two cleaning stations
Judy, Val, Sarah, Amanda and Wilson were armed with tools at their cleaning tables, ready to scrape and remove mortar and paint from the bricks. (Not as easy as Richard made it look)
We welcomed a new volunteer Leszek to the task this evening, after helping with a task on Sunday it was great to see him join us for our Monday session. Together with Janet and Helen he helped in the shop to dismantle parts of the counter and treat some of the wooden worktop.
Once the work in the shop was complete the whole team got stuck into brick cleaning.
The time whizzed by and the hour passed quickly. We managed to clean 58 bricks!
Once cleaned up, used bricks have a monetary value of 60p each, the farm will sell the bricks to a local reclamation company.
We dink we only made a slight dink in the pile of bricks so we will be back soon for a Saturday session to do some more!