YouthWorks Week 2 2019

YouthWorks Week 2 2019 came all the way from Massachusetts and Wisconsin to help out here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  This week’s awesome group of folks assisted us with a number of important projects.  Check out pictures of our time with YouthWorks Week 2 2019 below!

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After providing this week’s group with an Introduction to No Limits and Brain Injury Prevention presentations we played one of our favorite gross motor games – corn hole!

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On day 2 with Week 2 2019 they got to work on a number of awesome things!  Here you see some folks moving cabinets and shelves outside to be washed and painted!

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Week 2 also helped out with Kiwanis Comfort Dolls!

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YouthWorks Week 2 also helped us to vacuum and wash the No Limits Vans!

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This young man was happy to learn a new skill – sewing!

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The van’s are shining bright!

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YouthWorks Week 2 2019 – thank you SO MUCH for all of your hard work!  We hope you enjoyed your time spent here at No Limits and we cannot begin to tell y’all how much we appreciate your help!

Friday Blogging

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Hey, Zel, don’t eat that hot dog it’s part of the umbrella!  Haha, just kidding, Zel was helping to put up the new No Limits Hot Dog Cart umbrella!

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Our native Maypop, or Passionflower, is full of passion…fruit!

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C L beat Zel at a game of chess.  Zel admits that he lost but says “It was still a lot of fun!”

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We are loving our new “Pollinator Friendly Garden” signs!  Stay tuned to our blog/Facebook page to learn about an upcoming contest we will be having to win a free sign for your garden!

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What’s so funny Jason and Samantha?!  We want in on the joke!

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The banana plant is still flowering.  Come on Mr. Plant, give us some bananas!

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Prickle on Prickly Pear!

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C L was on the radio Thursday morning (WESR) to advertise for the No Limits Hot Dog Cart!  Great work C L!

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Pretty Amy making a pretty Kiwanis Comfort Doll!

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Zel, David, and Maryann making Kiwanis Comfort Dolls with YouthWorks Week 2!

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Our blackberries are starting to ripen – yum!

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Thank you Claudia for donating watermelon for the chickens.  They absolutely loved it!

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Zel showing off his NEW NO LIMITS PEN!  It has a stylus and a highlighter built in and we think they are the bomb!

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Jason giving Emma a high five to show his appreciation for the No Limits pens.

Friday Blogging

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We dug up our “Horn Manure” because it is all ready to be used as fertilizer. This small horn will fertilize the whole garden all summer long! Very cool.

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It was a long time comin’, but our banana plant has flowered! We hope it makes some bananas.

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Work on my men, work on!

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Amy says “Brandon was posing with his loppers while Adrian was mindin’ his business and workin’ hard!”

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This pretty pollinator came out to eat and then buzzed himself on home!

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Thanks again Dave Vaughn for donating a native Prickly Pear Cactus!  It is doing very well in its new home.

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Baby cantaloupe!  Emma, David, and Amy are all very excited to see one of their favorite foods growing in the No Limits garden.  Amy says “We are ready to eat ’em up and don’t forget the salt!”

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Passion on Mrs. Passionflower plant!  Mrs. Passionflower is making some passion fruit!  Yum!

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These 4 men were posing for a silly photo before heading off to the Bell Ringer Volunteer Appreciation Lunch held by the Salvation Army of Accomack.

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Now there’s a great picture!  Great job for volunteering men and keep up the good work!

YouthWorks Week 1 2019

YouthWorks is back for the summer!  Yay!  It is always such a pleasure getting to know all of the wonderful volunteers that come to help out on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia!  Each week a group of volunteers joins No Limits for two days which gives us an opportunity to be of service by providing brain injury prevention outreach as well as getting assistance to complete much needed projects!  This week we met a fantastic group of folks from Roanoke, Virginia and they helped us to complete a list of much needed projects!  Thank y’all so much for all of your hard work.  What a great way to start off the YouthWorks season!  Check out pics of YouthWorks Week 1 helping us out below!

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Helping out with Kiwanis Comfort Dolls!

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This group also helped us to build a mobile chicken coop so we can allow the No Limits Hens to free-range without the fear of predators getting to them!

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Amy joined to help out.  Good work!

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water break!

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Look at all those dolls!

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All done!  Great work!

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After Week 1 built the mobile coop they helped us weed our lowered garden boxes!

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…and helped with cleaning up trimmings!

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YouthWorks Week 1 it was an absolute pleasure to meet y’all!  Thank you again for all of your help!

Friday Blogging

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The beautiful Asiatic Lilies out front of the No Limits sign look very pretty this week!

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Jason and Corina came out to see the lilies and to help take pictures on a beautiful day.  Lookin’ good Jason and Corina!

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Our native Purple Passionflower or “Maypop” has finally bloomed!  We hope that it will be pollinated so that it will produce fruit!

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Checking the first aid kit outside because it was such a beautiful day!  Zel says “It was in excellent condition and we have everything we need”.  Great work everyone!

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Brandon proudly showing off the No Limits CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge after it collected its first measurable amount of rain.  CoCoRaHS is a “grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities.”  Brandon will use his findings to help track rainfall in Tasley, Virginia while at the same time assisting the Virginia’s Eastern Shore Chapter of Master Naturalists to better observe weather patterns.  Very cool!

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Emma and Brandon were busy researching native plants and Adrian snapped a photo.  Good job picking out plants and nice picture Adrian!

Friday Blogging

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We have 2 little birds that live in our yard who always come over to eat birdseed!  Hi little birds!

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Dehydrate on my men, dehydrate on!  Get the catnip ready for the kitties!

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Maryann, C L, and Amy working together to build a new push mower.  Good work!

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Rachel was first to test out the new mower.  Cut on Rachel, cut on with your boss self!

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Matt enjoying making Kiwanis Comfort Dolls.  Making dolls makes Matt smile!

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Brandon showing Amy pictures from his recent trip to Camp Bruce McCoy!  Brandon says “I was showing her the group shot with my friends!”

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Brandon also got to test out the new mower.  He helped to push mow the entire No Limits Pollinator Garden!

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Oooh lala!  Great work Brandon!  The native and flowering plants also look great!

This week we also took a trip to Custis Tombs in Cape Charles, Virginia.  It was really informative and interesting to learn about this historical site on the Eastern Shore!