I’m pleased to report that the Buildings and Grounds Committee had a busy and productive fall. We had two workdays with a good turn-out of members helping with various projects. The first day, held in late September, was devoted to cleaning out and organizing the equipment shed located just outside the caretaker’s cottage. We were able to assess what we have in the way of functional tools and equipment and what additional needs there are. The second workday was in early November and consisted largely of removing a large dead evergreen tree (located between the Vinegar Building and Central Street) and clearing brush and debris from along both sides of the stone wall along Central Street. A special “thank you” to all who participated.
We also were successful in entering into an arrangement to have our large field hayed by a local farmer. We believe the field will benefit from the ongoing hay operation which will include the spreading of fertilizer (manure) each year. With proper management, we should be able to bring this beautiful property back to productive use reminiscent of days gone by.
A special “shout out” to Ned Kingsbury for his donation at year-end of his John Deere garden tractor and accompanying trailer. What a pleasant surprise for Steve Deal, our caretaker, and the Bullard Memorial Farm!