Friday Blogging June 11, 2021

Angela and Joe at the bird feeders. Angela brought us in a new hummingbird feeder.

CL the Redskins fan!

Thanks for the doughnuts CL! Steve really enjoyed coming out and having a doughnut!

No CL, that’s for the chickens! We made frozen treats to help our hens with the heat.

Melissa and David helped too!

We also washed our bingo balls in Murphy’s oil soap.

These folks helped too.

The first flower on our prickly pear cacti! Thank you so much to the late Dave Vaughn for sharing his cactus with us.

Brandon loves the prickly pear cactus!

Jason was able to join us in person, yay!

Great job Angela and David doing the monthly First Aid Kit inspection.

Friday Blogging June 4, 2021

Atta boy! Thank you Kyle for burning up our weeds!

Good to see you Steve!!

Maryann and Angela taking care of bingo.

A new pollinator popped up!

Thank you Zel for helping to fill our new Herb Trug with dirt.

Thanks to the chickens for helping clean up old flower pots too!

A selfie of Rachel and Jason!

Zel, Angela, and Adrian did an amazing job of cleaning the big van – thanks everybody!

Angela and Zel working hard.

Brandon planted some more cucumbers.

Hello bunny!

Looking good with your new haircut Joe!

Kyle and Jason

Friday Blogging May 28, 2021

Whippin’ up some treats for a local primate sanctuary!

Joe helped to make monkey treats too! Thanks Joe!

Melissa showing off her new shirt. It says “chicken whisperer”. She will have to practice with the No Limits’ Hens!

Melissa showed off her shirt to her friends during Virtual No Limits too.

BFFs helping each other to water the ‘maters. Melissa was helping too by supervising!

We made our very first batch of “Whoopie Pies” this week. Angela says “They were pretty darn good!” Be on the lookout for homemade Whoopie Pies to be sold from the No Limits Hot Dog Cart this summer!

Our first batch was a bit messy, but they sure tasted great!

We think Rachel was probably saying “It is so good to see you!” to Randolph.

Brandon helped Emma to learn how to use the riding mower this week. Thanks for being a great teacher Brandon!

David and CL visiting with Jason. We were so happy to see our friend in-person. It had been over a year! We are so thankful that our friends from local nursing homes are able to visit with us again. YAY!!!

Friday Blogging May 21, 2021

CL and Maryann getting the cart ready for our Polish Sausage Taste Test!

David and Angela enjoying the sunshine!

Thank you to our Board Member Laurice Hohlt for bringing us a new ground cover, plus other plants!

CL dressed up for our Taste Test!

Joe is maxing and relaxing!

Lunch was great!

Brandon and the chickens share a moment of Zen.

A baby bunny came to visit. Baby Bugs Bunny!

Our herb garden.

Somebody in Keyport, New Jersey, loves us! Thank you so much for always thinking of us Maureen! Thank you for your support. XOXO

Friday Blogging 05/14/21

*Please note that if you see any staff or members together without masks it means that those who are pictured are fully vaccinated against COVID-19! Woohooo!!*

Rachel’s husband, John, came in to help out with the lawn last week. Thank you for your help John! We all think the yard looks grrrrr-eat!

CL working hard to build a rack for the garden hose.

Great work CL!

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

Zel helping Maryann to hand-make dolls to be given to a local nursing home’s unit for residents living with dementia. Are your hands sore yet?!

Brandon whackin’ some weeds by the No Limits berry patch.

Two friends enjoying the shade on a sunny day.

Emma and Zel building the Passionflower trellis. David says “We can’t wait for the vines to take hold of their new home!”

Melissa harvesting catnip. The kitties say “meow meow Melissa” which means “thanks!”

Preparing for a monthly first-aid kit inspection. Thanks to the No Limits Health and Safety crew (aka Adrian, David, Angela, Joe, and Zel) for helping to keep us safe this month!

The Purple Martin Hotel is a HUGE HIT this summer! Look at all those birds. David thinks that they were “evicted” from their old “apartment” and that is why we have so many moving in! Haha!

 

Friday Blogging 05/07/2021

A long phone call on a sunny day. Zel says “Kyle is getting paid in the SUN instead of the SHADE!”

Stay tuned! The No Limits’ Hot Dog Cart will be opening up this summer. Keep an eye on our blog and Facebook page for opening announcements coming soon!

Angela hand-making mother’s day cards for many moms who deserve a card. Great work.

Brandon watering the cucumbers. He is helping them to mature well!

The purple irises outside of the No Limits office are in full bloom. Aren’t they beautiful??

It’s National Nurses Week! We enjoyed learning about Florence Nightingale, considered to be the founder of modern nursing, to celebrate National Nurses week!

Friday Blogging 04/30/2021

CL is a dog biscuit making bandit!

Tomatoes, cucumbers, and sweet peppers all ready to be planted in the No Limits Garden!

David smilin’ ’cause the sun is shinin’!

Melissa helped to clean up the indoor garden containers outside. Great work Melissa!

Thumbs up for composting and making new soil! CL says it looks like she might be saying “P U it stinks in there!” haha

CL and Case Coordinator Kyle learning all about the person-centered, statewide network known as “No Wrong Door”. Great work y’all!

David blowing out his candle on his birthday. Zel says “Make a wish and cherish your thoughts!”

Happy birthday David, and many, many more!

David and Maryann getting the sweet peppers in the ground. Zel says “I can’t wait to see what they produce”. We’re all with you there Zel!

Melissa was eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine this week too. What a sunny, fun, and productive week we have had!

 

Friday Blogging 04/23/2021

Zel filling one of the bird feeders in the No Limits yard. A little birdy says “Thanks Zel!”

What’s so funny Melissa and Zel?!

Three friends hard at work. The No Limits Community Garden is ready for spring planting!

For the No Limits’ Film Series this month, we enjoyed a documentary on Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury, Doctor Joann Scott, and her recovery. Zel says that it was a very interesting and informative video.

Raising the roof? YMCA? Nope! It was United Way Exercise with Betsy day!

We were lucky enough to catch some of the quarterly Virginia Brain Injury Council Meeting this week. Thank you to the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services for streaming this meeting on your Youtube Channel which allows us to view it live.

Friday Blogging 04/16/2021

Angela says “stop taking pictures of me while I’m working hard!”

What a beautiful selfie Adrian!

There was a lot of change to be counted and Zel pitched in to help. Zel says that he never minds helping out someone in need! Thanks Zel!

The 2021 Kate Award Plaques turned out great! Thank you to High Tide Fabrication for making these beautiful plaques!

Rachel, Angela, and Maryann putting together award packages for the 2021 Kate Award Winners!

Happy birthday Brandon! We hope you loved your cake and card!

Agriculture Man Brandon hand feeding his friends the No Limits Hens.

The banana tree will be back again for another summer season. We wonder if it will flower again this year? Only time will tell!

Emma had a birthday this week too! Happy birthday Emma!

Angela is really becoming an expert lawn mower. Thanks for all of your help with the lawn Angela!

David enjoying the morning sun with a cup of coffee and a visit with the chickens.

Zel says “Adrian is taking care of business!” Thanks for all of your help Adrian!

Friday Blogging April 9, 2021

Rachel’s husband, John, helped to resolve a weed problem in the pollinator garden by helping us to till the soil.

John also helped us to cut the legs off of a few of our raised boxes because they were ready to be “dropped to the ground”. Thanks for all of your help John!

Dottie Bott-Travis helped us to plant some winter vegetables and flowers this past fall. This our last surviving flower. We call it the “lone survivor”! Thanks again to Dottie for all of your help in the garden.

Three musketeers hard at work planting flowers where John tilled!

The No Limits Water Girl! Melissa helped water the new flowers Thanks Melissa!

Brandon making sure our fruit trees are growing well.

What a great group we had for Cognitive Rehabilitation during Virtual No Limits this week!

Kindle class with Rachel! Rachel taught Melissa how to use her new Kindle. Kindles allow members of No Limits to stay connected to their peers, family, and local businesses in a virtual manner. This is a much needed resource here on the rural Eastern Shore. Melissa and Rachel are maskless because they are proudly 2 weeks post vaccination. Congratulations!

Adrian, Angela, David, and Kyle all pitched in to make sure the lawnmower is ready for the cutting season.