Every year the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) hosts a “Big Event” day. This event encourages students to volunteer in the local community as a large group.
Students can do anything from help dust a home to garden or even help with farm chores for a few hours. Community members sign up for help and request as many students as they need to help with tasks.
Last year I requested ten students. The kids were from all walks of life and were a big help around the farm.
This year I requested twenty students and almost forty showed…in a school bus!
I wasn’t expecting so many but there’s always plenty of work to be done around here. I’m still cleaning my property from years of owners before me.
The biggest thing I needed help with was removal of dead wood. It’s everywhere and much of it is too heavy for one person to lift so having nearly forty people made for quick clean up and the goats loved having a new mountain to conquer:
This giant pile of deadwood is going to be the makings of the graduation bonfire I’m hosting in May. While the kids made a dent in the deadwood problem around my property there’s still plenty more cleaning to do. Until next year, Thank you Big Event students, I SO appreciate your help and so did the animals!