Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Old Richmond Road Volunteer Work Day, Fayette County

On June 13th volunteers came out to Old Richmond Road in the foggy morning to continue repairs they had begun last fall on an historic roadside fence. The fence had been completely demolished by a non-certified mason who took the money and ran! The fence is a long one, and it will take a few more days like this to get it fully repaired. As you can see from the photos the volunteers are working under tight, potentially dangerous conditions. This is often the case with our roadside fences. I like the photo of the horses trotting down to see what's going on.

Special Features Workshop, Mercer County

On May 30th and 31st, the Conservancy conducted a Special Features Workshop for participants who had taken at least one introductory workshop. The participants learned under the tutelage of master craftsmen, and came away with enhanced skills. The workshop was held at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill near Harrodsburg, KY, and the feature will remain as an outdoor installation that will add to the experience as this historic site. Congratulations to all who participated! I just wish I could get them to leave the water bottles out of the photos!

Ruddle's Mill Volunteer Work Day, Bourbon County

On Saturday, May 30th, volunteers gathered to repair the old cemetery walls surrounding the Stonermouth Presbyterian Church Cemetery in historic Ruddle's Mill in Bourbon County, Kentucky. On hand were board members and volunteers from the local historical society in charge of protecting the cemetery. The cemetery is very large and is completely surrounded by rock fence. Images are of the preparatory work where a foundation course was set to allow small vehicles to enter the cemetery for grounds maintenance.