This past month we've been putting the final touches on our barn, adding in electricity and plumbing to make a self sufficient center for our barnyard animals' care. Volunteer Tory has been putting in long hours making sure our barn is the best home it can be for its future residents.
Speaking of residents, this month we welcomed Sprinkles, a young black goat generously donated to us by Redwood Hill Goat Dairy to be a companion for our current goat, Annie. She has already become a favorite with the school groups that come through learning about wildlife and ways to live better among wildlife.
Eight chickens joined our aging flock. It's been over a year and we haven't lost any chickens to predation. We have lost a few to old age, and it was time to increase the flock. Donor Ernie stepped in with some healthy chickens that weren't up to his egg production. They are enjoying their free range life here. Please note that we are not a farm animal rescue and are not requesting any donations of farm animals at this time. These nine new ambassadors have big hooves and feet to fill as educators for our community.
Finally, our garden will be coming together over the next month. This month, volunteer Scott put in the time to mulch the paths, a long needed chore. Without Kevin from the Sonoma County Water Agency, we wouldn't have had the mulch to begin with. Thanks to Kevin for donating us the mulch we so needed. Next month Keysight Industries is coming to help us finish the last few beds. Prepare yourselves for a vibrant season of vegetables next year!