The three-bay garage located behind the Farmhouse (which can be seen in the aerial photo above) is in need of stabilization, as it was not included in the recent extensive work on the Farmhouse and other outbuildings. Albemarle County Parks and Recreation (ACPR) staff will be placing wall supports inside it soon, based upon the advice of our historic preservation volunteers. However, before that could be started, items left inside for at least a couple of decades needed to be sorted and removed. A hardy band of volunteers and staff (Tom Wild, Diana Foster, Phil Stokes, Keith Woodard, Otto Friesen, Ted Coates, Lorna Werntz and Catherine Boston) organized and/or met on May 17 to do just that. The old seed planting machine, or “seeder," which would have been dragged behind a horse, mule or tractor, was saved and moved into a safer position. Interesting fact: It is the one piece of equipment remaining on the farm that we know belonged to the Greer family. We are so grateful to our volunteers, staff and ACPR for their hard work! Without them, we would not be able to move forward with this important piece of the rehabilitation of River View Farm.
Right: Keith Woodard works to load a truck. (Photo: Lorna Werntz)