Friday Blogging

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Making good use of our portable washing machine.  We are really getting the hang of the assembly of it.  Thanks for your help Zel!

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The No Limits Hens enjoying some shade in their mobile chicken run.

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Brandon making sure the hens have enough food and water while they are on they “vacation” from the big coop.

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Brandon has done a great job keeping the building clean.  Good work!

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A pretty morning glory stayed blooming after the sun came out.  Amy says she’s a “big fan of pretty flowers”!

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Brandon’s thumb is as green as his hat!

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One of the many DELICIOUS cantaloupes that was harvested from the No Limits Community Garden.  They are soooooo tasty!

The No Limits Pollinator Garden is really taking off this year!  Check out some pictures of some of our newest flowering plants below!

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A blooming gladiola in front of our prickly pear cactus, and snow on the mountain plant!

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Snow on the mountain next to miscellaneous Virginia wildflowers!

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We love pollinators!

YouthWorks Week 6 2019

It was our 6th week working with awesome volunteers from YouthWorks.  These volunteers came all the way from Minnesota and Pennsylvania to help us out here at No Limits.  Thank you all so much for your help and hard work!  It was truly a pleasure working with y’all!

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Week 6 volunteers helped us make loads of dog treats for pups at local shelters in our community.

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They also helped us with a number of yard work projects!

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They helped to install a downspout diverter for our rain barrel!

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They helped us to finish mulching the berry patch!

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Week 6 also helped out kitties in our community by helping to make cat toys with fresh catnip grown/dehydrated here at No Limits!

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Organizing plant pots!

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Power washing!

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Helping to fold brand new No Limits T-Shirts!

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More organizing!

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Digging a hole for the purple martin house!

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Storing frozen chicken treats!

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Finished diverter, yay!

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Week 6 even helped out with Kiwanis Comfort Dolls too!

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Week 6 – y’all ROCK!  Thanks for helping us to complete so many projects and all of your hard work!

The 29th Anniversary of the ADA

July 26, 2019 is the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  According to the ADA National Network, this law, which was passed in 1990, is a civil rights law “that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.  The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.”

Here at No Limits we are thankful and proud to celebrate the 29th Anniversary of the ADA, which has made the world a more accessible and inclusive place for all people with disabilities.  #ThanksToTheADA

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Rachel discussing the history of the ADA with members from No Limits.

Friday Blogging

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We enjoyed the free showing of the “Misty the Pony” Movie at the Island Theatre this week.  Afterward we enjoyed lunch and got to see some ponies in real life!  It was nice!

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Italian ice for the chickens!  (It’s not really Italian ice, we make the No Limits’ hens frozen corn treats for the hot summer days!)

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Happy birthday Corina, and many, many more!

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David says “Look at the fruits of our harvest!”  Zel says “That looks exquisite and scrumptious!”  Amy says “The cantaloupe was THE BOMB!”  All of this produce was grown in the No Limits Community Garden. 🙂

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Jason relaxing before the Elton Trower Memorial Cookout begins!

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The safety crew keeping us safe working on van inspections.  Thanks for the help y’all!

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Work on Amy with your bad self, sew those cat toys!  And by bad we mean AWESOME!

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We always enjoy our United Way Exercise group with Betsy!  Exercise on everybody!

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David grilling up some burgers for the Elton Trower Memorial Cook Out.  Our dear friend, Grandmaster Elton Trower, unfortunately passed away in July of 2015 and it has become a tradition to celebrate his life each July with a classic cook out.

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We were so pleased that Elton’s family was able to make it to the memorial cook out as well!  Thank you so much for joining us!

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Long-time member of No Limits, Matt, hand made these posters in 2016 when we held our first Elton Trower Memorial Cook Out.  Elton and Matt were great friends, and to honor Elton’s life, as well as their friendship, Matt made these posters in his memory.

YouthWorks Week 5 2019

YouthWorks Week 5 came all the way from Michigan and Pennsylvania to help out here on the Eastern Shore!  Thank you all so much for all of your hard work, we appreciate you help so very much!  Check out pictures of volunteers from YouthWorks Week 5 2019 below!

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On day 1 with us, Week 5 volunteers were shown two educational presentations – a “Welcome to No Limits” presentation and a “Brain Injury Prevention for Teens” presentation.  Then they joined us for a game of corn hole so that we could all work on our gross motor skills!

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On day 2 with us, volunteers from week 5 helped us to make lots of cat toys for kitties in our community!

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They also helped us to build a new picnic table!

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It was another extra humid day here on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the camera lens was fogging up in seconds!

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Look at all of these toys!  Job well done!

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YouthWorks Week 5, thank you again for all of your help and hard work.  We hope you enjoyed your time spent here with us at No Limits, and wish you all a safe trip home!

Friday Blogging

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Amy learning how to inspect the fire extinguishers as part of our monthly safety inspections.  Great work!

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Brandon says “I’m very happy we finally got a lot of rain for the plants!” (he is checking our CoCoRaHS rain gauge)

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Rachel helping Zel the Farmer Man start the mower.

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And he’s off!  Good job keeping the yard looking nice Zel!

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Kyle being a landscaper and testing out the new garden tiller!

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No Limits twins!  Amy and Jason looking awesome in pink!

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David talking to his friends the No Limits Hens!

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Kyle and Brandon lifting the rain barrel on to its new “home” aka a rain barrel stand.

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This was our first step in making the rain barrel easier to use!  Next week we will add on a downspout diverter!  Thank you again to the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District for providing Billie Fitzgerald Spring Memorial grant funding for the rain barrel (2015 grant) and the diverter (2019 grant)!

YouthWorks Week 4 2019

It has been another wonderful summer week with another fantastic group of volunteers from YouthWorks!  This weeks’ volunteers came from Wisconsin and Virginia Beach to help out here on the Eastern Shore.  Thank y’all so much for all of your hard work – we are so very grateful for your help!

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Week 4 enjoyed a gross motor game with us after receiving their “Welcome to No Limits” and “Brain Injury Prevention” lessons!

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Then on day 2 with us Week 4 volunteers helped out with yard work and and garden care!  (It was so humid the camera kept fogging up!)

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The No Limits Hens were very pleased with getting to eat some of the weeds pulled from the gardens.

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Checking out the new tiller for the No Limits gardens!

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Week 4 also helped us to make treats for the animals in need in our community!

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Tidying up the berry patch!  It turned out AWESOME!

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Brandon helping YouthWorks with gardening.

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YouthWorks Week 4 you all are awesome!  Thank you again for all of your hard work!

YouthWorks Week 3 2019

We enjoyed another wonderful week with volunteers from YouthWorks!  This week’s group of volunteers traveled all the way from Wisconsin and Georgia to help out here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia!  Thank you all so much for all of your hard work and we hope that you have a safe trip back home!

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YouthWorks Week 3 helped us detail the No Limits’ vans’ windows!

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…and helped with Kiwanis Comfort Dolls!

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Corina, Zel, and Jason helped out with Kiwanis Comfort Dolls too!

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Week 3 also helped us to scrub out ALL of our trashcans and now they look brand new!  Thank you!

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A few volunteers helped out with yard work as well.

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Thank you again Week 3 volunteers!  Your hard work is so greatly appreciated!

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Friday Blogging

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The group checking out and building our brand new tiller for the No Limits Gardens!  Woop woop!

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Our Geranium looking so nice and pretty!  Amy says “I love that color it’s the bomb!”

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We got a new mobile chicken coop so that the No Limits hens can free range with protection from predators!

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We think the hens are enjoying having a change of scenery and more fresh grass!  Hooray!

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Samantha helped Kyle and Jason put the finishing touches on the tiller.  Great work!

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A new canopy for the Hot Dog Cart!  This will help to keep C L (and others) from getting too hot while selling hot dogs!

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Got it up and it looks very nice!  C L says he really likes it too.

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Hey Mr. Cantaloupe, we don’t mean to fuss or rush you but HURRY UP PLEASE!  We are ready to eat you!  Hahaha!

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We celebrated Samantha’s birthday this week!  Happy birthday Samantha, and many, many more!