Friday, May 26, 2017 – Mulching Wm Weeks, Lyon Drug, Women’s Gdn, Jared & Tere’s Day
Again today we had a wonderful crew of FM+ and volunteers to help with mulching. In addition to the two from FM+, Sis. Wadsworth & Sis. Pennock, Sis. Wilson gave up a couple of hours of her P-day to help us. We started at the William Weeks flowerbed at the NE corning of Partridge & Young. We had to replace over a dozen plants that had been completely eaten away be rabbits. The roots of other plants had been attacked from below by moles. After we finished replacing all of the damaged plants we gave the flowerbed a nice thick covering of mulch. The William Weeks flowerbed looks much better now.
At 10:00 AM we received another large crew of Temple Missionary volunteers of 8 Elders & Sisters. They joined us at the Lyon Drug and they were all great helpers and worked tirelessly the rest of the morning.
After we finished mulching at the Lyon Drug the whole crew moved to the Women’s Garden and we mulched one of the larger flowerbed at the south end of the Garden. We got a lot done; in fact I had to go back for a second trailer load of mulch. By the end of the morning we had to finish up in the rain but we still got all the work done.
While Sis. Johnson and I were at work, our family, Jared & Tere and their sons visited several of the historic sites of Old Nauvoo. They took tours at the Brick Yard, Jonathan Browning Gun Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Tin Shop, Cultural Hall, Scovil Bakery and Family Living Center. Our grandsons all came home with a brick and prairie diamond. They also received a handmade rope and horseshoe for the family. They had a great day of taking tours and learning all about Old Nauvoo and feeling the spirit of this wonderful place.