Update from the Week.

I got some non-desk time this week. This meant, lots of clothes, bandanas and masks to sweat through. However it also meant some good times and sights to be had. I did a great virtual Summer Camp program with Steve, David, and the Farmyard Critters. I also did a bunch of weed-eating, and clearing unwanted plant growth from a few areas. While working at Bear Overlook, the bears treated me with a visit. I sooooooo wanted to be where MimiRead more

Last Week in June

I was so happy this morning to welcome back former volunteer and former temporary Animal Keeper Nicole. Nicole’s arrival and help brought smiles and cheers from the rest of the team this morning! The other thing I was sooooooo happy about this morning is Virginia’s improvement. Last week she tore part of the skin off her foot. Given the issues she has already walking it was a hard few days for her. We’ve had her locked in the house soRead more

Summer is Here

Again this week, not sure where the time has gone. Yes, it’s only Tuesday night, but my schedule has me off grounds starting around noon on Wednesday. Seems that putting out fires (figuratively) or being in meetings has limited my access to some good photos (as well as my sanity). Furthermore, the heat lowers my tolerance threshold. I go through several masks and bandanas daily, but do get to spend some quality time in the walk-in freezer. Here a fewRead more

Rain Rain Go Away

Not sure where the week went. Maybe it’s because I’ve been on so many meetings I cannot remember what’s been going on. Many people these days are meeting all the time on the computer. I’d have to say— what a drag. Thank goodness I get to be out in the field taking care of the animals and the people, and only part of the time on my computer. With the weather, all our yard work projects came to a halt,Read more

Lots of help means lots of thank yous

It’s the time of year for spring cleaning. It is also the time of year when yard work never ends. We couldn’t tackle any of these projects without the help of others. Just like last Tuesday, we have some people to thank. Brooke, from our Guest Relations Team, has been working all over the place: prepping diets, scrubbing floors, cleaning indoor spaces, and more. Thanks Brooke! Richard, from our Butterfly House Team, has been working with us specifically clearing brushRead more

Oh Dusty

Dusty made a little extra work today for the humans at the Museum. Guess what happens when an over 400 Kg Cattle rubs really hard on a car wash brush? You get access to more plants to eat when you bust through the fence. So, a bit of time locked up in the stalls for Dusty and Dallas while the team repaired the fence, and then back out to inspect the completed work.Read more