Friday Blogging

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Kyle the Farmener (farmer/gardener) tilling the pollinator garden so that we can’t plant tulips donated by Rachel!

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Brandon and Maryann took a Halloween pumpkin that had started to rot and spread the seeds in the yard.  We are hopeful it will produce volunteer pumpkins for next fall!

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Make new friends but keep the old – one is silver and the other gold!  We love this picture of long time member Randolph having a great time with our newest member Melissa.  Cornhole on friends!

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Let’s all give Brandon a pat on the back for leading cognitive activities for the whole group two weeks in a row.  You’re really becoming an expert leader Brandon!

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Steve says “Two brains are better than one!”  We found a brain shaped mushroom in the chicken yard and put it next to our model brain for a picture.

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Double trouble!  Jason and C L wore the same outfit on Halloween.  Lookin’ good!

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Our young swiss chard crop is doing well.  We can’t wait to eat it!

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Our prospering native passionflower is absolutely flourishing.

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Corina says “Trick or treat!  My little one has green feet!”  Thanks for bringing the cutest pumpkin in town by to visit us Corina.

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Board Chair, Liz Walters, (also Jason’s awesome mom!) and Matt posing for a classic Halloween shot.  Jason has an inside joke to share with his mom, he says “It’s a witch with a bad foot!”  Haha!

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Melissa joined the No Limits Health & Safety Team this week and helped to replace air filters.  Go Melissa, go!

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Melissa and Emma were both cats for Halloween.  Meow!

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Brandon helped to lead a trivia lesson in order to work on our cognition.  Can you name 20 different dog breeds in a row?  We did it as a team, but it was still hard work to get them all.

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Our rock project is coming along nicely.  David, Brandon, Maryann, and Zel, y’all rock for helping to polish and clean those rocks!

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Brightening up a rainy and cold day with some color.  We made window clings to decorate our homes with and to give to our families as gifts!

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Coffee break at No Limits!  Matt and Zel look like they are having a great morning.

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A group shot of the “4 musketeers” after working on some gross motor skills.  Nice shot!

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Treasurer Matt and his dedicated assistant Dr. Zel are counting up money earned from the No Limits Cafe over the past week.  Count on y’all!

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Washing off our new batch of polished rocks.  They have 3 weeks to go!  We love our new, quiet rock tumbler, it works really well!

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The Rock Kings of No Limits preparing our rocks for their 2nd week of polishing.  Great work!

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After polishing rocks we work on hand making monkey treats for the monkeys at American Primate Haven in Onancock!

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Having fun and working on gross motor skills with our newest gross motor game – a tic-tac-toe toss.  Play on Brandon, play on!

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A few of us working on in-chair exercise to begin our Friday morning.  The video is fast-paced and a bit hard to keep up with but we enjoy it anyway!

Our Shockley Farms and Downtown Cape Charles Trip!

This week we took a nostalgic trip to Shockley Farms in Cape Charles, Virginia to pick out pumpkins and enjoy a hay ride.  Many of us hadn’t done this since we were very young.  Thank you to Shockley Farms for going out of their way to make the day extra special for No Limits, we greatly appreciate it!  After visiting the farm we had a picnic in downtown Cape Charles near the water.  It was a very nice trip!

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Saturday Blogging

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Chicken dancing and reviewing current events.  A classic Friday morning at No Limits!

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Brandon watering the fall crops.  We can’t wait to eat them!

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Zel and Brandon giving the No Limits Hens a morning snack!

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Getting the new rock tumbler rockin’ and rollin’!  We are having a great time learning about polishing rocks!

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Spreading the volunteer offspring of our spring lettuce crop that we let go to seed.  Thanks to our board member Laurice Hohlt for donating the original lettuce plants!

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Kyle and Brandon are planting peas!  We hope they grow soon!

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We enjoyed another great meal at the Manna Cafe on Chincoteague Island this week.  Zel says “It was good til the last drop!”  Yum, yum, yum!

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The three musketeers inspecting the fire extinguishers for safety.  Brandon wants to mention that he brought his “pet cat” for the inspection too!  (P.S. the cat is not real! haha)

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We enjoyed an extra special trip this week to our friend Samantha’s house.  She allowed us to have a “Petting Zoo” style visit with all of her wonderful critters!  Check out more pics of our trip to visit with Samantha’s animals below. 🙂

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She even has geese, honk honk!

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Feeding the fowl – hahaha!

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This chicken ate right out of David’s hand.  Nice!

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Steve joined us to meet the animals too!

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Half done, half to go!  Steve enjoyed working on his first art project at No Limits – he is making a vase to give as a gift.

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Quack, quack, quack!  The kind staff at Parksley Livestock Supply allowed us to get an up close look at their baby ducks.

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It’s hard to see but Brandon is buffing one of the finished rocks recently polished here at No Limits in our “at home” rock tumbler.  Buff away Brando!

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Zel’s height came in handy to hang the AED sign.  Great work!

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Maryann and Zel are working hard to keep the grounds closest to the building neat and tidy.  It looks really great!  Check out the finished product of this space in the pic below.

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Finished!  B-e-a-utiful!  A big thank you to Brandon, David, and Calvin for assisting with this project too.

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We let our spring lettuce crop go to seed and then spread those seeds last month in order to produce a volunteer fall lettuce crop.  Thank you to Laurice Hohlt for donating the original lettuce plants.  They lasted 2 seasons and may even last more!

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Brandon was keeping a close eye on the pollinator garden while Maryann was mowing.  He ensured that none of the flowering plants were cut down.

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Happy birthday Jason, and many, many more!  Thank you to Jason’s mom, Liz, for donating pizza and cake to make Jason’s party extra special and tasty!

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Time to blow out the candles Jason!  What did you wish for?

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Early morning yard work to prepare the garden for fall crops.  Four men working hard!

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C L and Zel enjoying a sunny and breezy morning waiting for the rest of the buses to arrive at No Limits.

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We’ve been collecting soda can tabs for over a year and recently donated them to the Ronald McDonald House in Richmond!  We are so glad the tabs have gone to a great cause.

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Look it’s Mr. Chicken Snack!  Aka, our resident garden spider…

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…we call him Mr. Chicken Snack because if he falls from his web he will become a gourmet garden spider for the No Limits Hens!  Until he falls though, Brandon says “he is helping with bug control in the chicken coop!”

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Morning glories are one of the prettier weeds that we pulled up this week.

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Composting weeds makes rich soil for next year!  Work on Brandon, work on!

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Steve says “Pulling weeds is hard work but someone has to do it!”  Good work!

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No Limits created a brochure that assesses local walking trails for accessibility a few years back.  They were running out of the brochures at the Virginia Welcome Center in Cape Charles so a few of us took a trip to deliver new ones!

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While at the Welcome Center we noticed the Blue Star Memorial that is a tribute to the Armed Forces of the United States and had to stop to get a picture with it because we all support the Armed Forces too.

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Farmer Zel zipping along and beautifying the yard.

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Brandon helped to chop down some mulberry bushes this week – why not?!

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A few members of the Health & Safety team doing what they do best, making sure that the yard is safe.  Great work!