Friday Blogging

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Our pollinator gardens in action! Buzz away bee – not really!! We love bees, we love pollinators, & we love the ESSWCD’s Billie Fitzgerald Memorial Grants program for their support!  This trumpet creeper is a native plant that is great for pollinators and we encourage the planting of Eastern Shore Native Plants!

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We love this shot of our sign and some of our beautiful day lilies!

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Zel washing dishes – Theresa says, “Where’s his apron?”. She also says he should get an award for all the helping he does at No Limits!

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DJ helped YouthWorks wash our vans. He has a sponge in his hand, ready to work!

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Our berries look GOOD. These grow wild at the edge of our yard. Our cultivated berries are coming along too!

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Another product of the Eastern Shore Soil & Water Conservation District’s Billie Fitzgerald Memorial Grants program, our butterfly bush is looking great! This bush not only survived the move from Onancock, it seems to love it here in Tasley!

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David, Theresa and Amy getting ready to roll ’em out, making dog biscuits for our local SPCA and Animal Control shelters…the YouthWorks kids were jealous of their skills!!

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Keep an eye on this site. This is the BEFORE picture. We are locking down plans for accessible outdoor pathways and shade in our pollinator garden and it will be beautiful!

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Cucumbers growing!

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Cucumbers harvested! The first of the season!

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Our little girls are growing up! Stay tuned for more info on Cute Chicken Wednesday, we released the 9 young hens from their coop and let our ladies mingle for the first time.  The short video below captures the release. They are very happy to free range in the yard!

Thank You Hermitage on the Eastern Shore!!

For the past several holidays, the residents & staff of the Hermitage on the Eastern Shore in Onancock have adopted No Limits!

For the past several holidays, the residents & staff of the Hermitage on the Eastern Shore in Onancock have adopted No Limits!

Every year they donate wrapped gifts for the men and women of No Limits Eastern Shore.

Every year they donate wrapped gifts for the men and women of No Limits Eastern Shore.

Here is Amy opening her gift. Thank you so much to everybody at Hermitage on the Eastern Shore (www.hermitageshore.com).

Here is Amy opening her gift. Thank you so much to everybody at Hermitage on the Eastern Shore (www.hermitageshore.com)!!

 

David was really happy with his calendar.

David was really happy with his calendar.

Now Christmas is over and here we are cleaning up & getting ready for the New Year - HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Now Christmas is over and here we are cleaning up & getting ready for the New Year – HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Friday Blogging, 7/8/16

Jake and friends harvesting catnip.

Some of the No Limits crew working on a Cognitive activity…can you spot the goofiness hidden in this picture??

Jason would like you to know he has a Bad Foot.

David doing a good job helping the Youthworks group clean our sign. Work on, David, work on!

DJ helped scrub up our sign too! Thanks DJ!

This is what you call a “volunteer”. Someone told us it is called a Spanish Rose, we don’t remember planting it!

Brandon with an Aloe Vera plant we rescued. It was at death’s door when it arrived but it is thriving now!

Three guys working hard setting up our new sprinkler.

Matt & Kyle getting catnip ready to be dehydrated (Rachel asked Matt to “freeze” and so he did!)

DJ helping out with bookkeeping for the No Limits Cafe.

Matt The Money Man!! Working on the weekly financial report.

Our only surviving lettuce plant, courtesy of the generosity of Laurice Hohlt, AKA “Zel’s Lunch”.

Matt & Zel packaging Comfort Dolls for the Kiwanis Club of Accomack County.

Jason relaxing while Faith works hard – he is supervising!! We are so grateful to Faith for her help sewing up the catnip toys we made with hep from Youthworks.

DJ and David working on the dolls project on behalf of the Kiwanis.

DJ and Rachel finishing up. Each blank comfort doll is placed in a bag with a marker and a note. The Kiwanis distributes the dolls to be used with children and the elderly in our community.

Youthworks Week 3

This week’s Youthworks team came to us all the way from Wisconsin! As always we started them off with an Introduction to No Limits and a Brain Injury Prevention for Teens presentation.

Next up was a Gross Motor Skills activity – a tossing game that works on movement and balance skills.

They got a sneak peek at the slideshow Matt & Emma have been working on for the Elton trower Memorial on 7/22.

Youthworks helped us out by weeding our planter and washing our sign. Thank you so much!!!

They also helped us to dehydrate our catnip harvest.

They helped us cut out patterns for catnip toys for the kitties!

Thank you so much for coming to the Eastern Shore to help out!!

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Earth Day Blogging

On Earth Day (April 22) No Limits Eastern Shore recruited volunteers to assist in cleaning up the Food Bank of the Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shores Community Garden. We had a great turnout and got lots of great work done.

Our main goal for the day was getting the hoop house cleaned up.

Our main goal for the day was getting the hoop house cleaned up.

Mission accomplished!

Mission accomplished!

Happy people outside working.

Happy people outside working.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to help. NIce work!

Thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to help. Nice work!

Brandon explaining the benefits of a greenhouse. Yeah Brandon!

Brandon explaining the benefits of a greenhouse. Yeah Brandon!

Rosemary stopped by the lend us a hand.

Rosemary, our Board Chair, stopped by to lend us a hand.

Friday Blogging

David and Maryann making a cheesecake for our April birthdays this week. We wanted more please, it was the bomb!!

David and Maryann making a cheesecake for our April birthdays this week. We wanted more please, it was the bomb!!

Zel on the new mower - turns out he's a Master of Mowing!!

Zel on the new mower – turns out he’s a Master of Mowing!!

Our Board Member Rosemary brought pretty flowers in to show us. Brandon is our plant expert!

Our Board Member Rosemary brought pretty flowers in to show us. Brandon is our plant expert!

This beautiful quilt was donated to us as a fundraising item. It is awesome!

This beautiful quilt was donated to us as a fundraising item. It is awesome!

Happy Birthday to Emma & Brandon this week (and many more!!)

Happy Birthday to Emma & Brandon this week (and many more!!)

Rachel & John donated a basketball hoop to us. We like shooting hoops!

Rachel & John donated a basketball hoop to us. We like shooting hoops!

DJ learning to use our new mower. Mow DJ mow! Don't miss a spot!

DJ learning to use our new mower. Mow DJ mow! Don’t miss a spot!

Brandon on the mower. Lookin' good Brandon!

Brandon on the mower. Lookin’ good Brandon!

We are making dog biscuits for the pups at Animal Control. Eat on doggies, eat on - woof woof!

We are making dog biscuits for the pups at Animal Control. Eat on doggies, eat on – woof woof!

Rachel's husband John came in and helped out. Thank you for our new ramp!!

Rachel’s husband John came in and helped out. Thank you for our new ramp!!

Help Clean Up the Foodbank’s Garden!

HELP!!  We need volunteers on Earth Day (Friday, April 22nd) to join No Limits Eastern Shore as we clean up the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s Community Garden and get it ready for spring planting!  Come and get your hands dirty with No Limits in order to help your community – please bring your own hand tools and gardening gloves (if you are able).  Water and resting areas will be provided.  Come out and lend a hand in getting the Community Garden ready to feed the hungry this growing season.

If you are unable to come out on Earth Day – no worries, you can still help!  Please contact No Limits Eastern Shore (757) 789-3990 or the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia at (757) 787-2557 to learn about other volunteering opportunities.

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Brandon & DJ volunteering with others to care for tomatoes in the Foodbank’s Hoop House in June of 2014.

Save the Date – Earth Day Foodbank Garden Clean-Up!

When is it?

  • Earth Day 2016 – Friday, April 22nd!
  • 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

What is it?

  • A day to help clean up and prepare the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s Community Garden for new planting!
    • The Foodbank of Southeastern VA’s Community Garden has 2 main purposes:
      1. To provide local, fresh, and healthy foods to our surrounding community, while at the same time serving as:
      2. A valuable educational tool providing workshops and teach-ins for all community members on the Eastern Shore of VA.
    • To learn more about the Foodbank of Southeastern VA’s Community Garden please click here: http://www.foodbankonline.org/EasternShore/ProgramsAndServices/Community%20Garden.aspx.
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David posing with zucchini harvest from the Foodbank Community Garden in June of 2014.

Where is it?

The Foodbank of Southeastern VA & the Eastern Shore’s Tasley location

24530 Coastal Boulevard

Tasley, VA 23441

  • For directions please contact:
    • No Limits Eastern Shore (757) 789-3990
    • The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia & the Eastern Shore (757) 787-2557

Who is it for?

  • The Foodbank of Southeastern VA provides food for the hungry in the cities of: Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin, and Virginia Beach – as well as the counties of: Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight, and Accomack.

 

  • Did you know that the Foodbank© of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore helps to serve approximately 182,000 hungry individuals each and every year by providing hunger relief in the form of canned, boxed, fresh, frozen, and prepared food? Through a variety of programs designed to feed the hungry the Foodbank© of Southeastern Virginia has served over 245 million meals to those suffering from food insecurity to date.  Please save the date and come help do your part to end food insecurity in Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore!
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Brandon amazed about the amount of weeds that can grow in one Spring season (April 2014).  We cleared the Community Garden then and we can do it again this year!  Please come help!

Throwback Thursday!!

#Throwback Thursday, circa about 2002, at the old No Limits in Belle Haven

#Throwback Thursday, circa about 2002, at the old No Limits in Belle Haven

Margaret Ann Harris, Robin Sexauer (DARS), Diane Hall Wilson, Irene Killmon – these beautiful ladies have all been great friends to No Limits and the brain injury survivors of the Eastern Shore!! Seen here at a No Limits Christmas party way back in the day (early 2000s).

Youthworks Week 2

Youthworks came from Wisconsin and Massachusetts this week. Here they are learning about brain injury prevention from us.

Youthworks came from Wisconsin and Massachusetts this week. Here they are learning about brain injury prevention from us.

We had lots of fun showing them one of our gross motor activities.

We had lots of fun showing them one of our gross motor activities.

These were some hard working workers! We really do appreciate it.

These were some hard working workers! We really do appreciate it.

Getting ready to build a shed before it rains!

Getting ready to build a shed before it rains!

They were all so dedicated and doing it from the heart.

They were all so dedicated and doing it from the heart.

DJ giving Youthworks a big thumbs up!

DJ giving Youthworks a big thumbs up!

Don't close yourselves in, we're leaving for the weekend!!

Don’t close yourselves in, we’re leaving for the weekend!!

What an amazing bunch. Thanks for coming!!

What an amazing bunch. Thanks for coming!!