Another glitch has been the wheelchair ramp. it was originally constructed by a group at EKU but Sam Hudson checked it out and found it to be dangerously inadequate. We hoped to receive funding from the same group and begin construction this week but that didn't happen due to the 7" of snow we received over the weekend. We looked at dismanteling the ramp at the mother ship but it was frozen together. Sigh.
We now have a three week gap in which we hope to construct a ramp in Madison County, to get horses settled in and get all systems ready for the start of the 2011 riding season. Thanks to everyone for your patience. January 7 will be our first volunteer orientation in Madison County. More news about this later.
Here at the mother ship all the horses are in the dry and, except for Woody and Arroyo, will remain in the barn today. W and A will get turned out as they get a little antsy if kept up. Dinah and Debbie live without shelter at their home with Bradley, but they are big stout beasts and are used to this lifestyle. We are hopeful to get them moved to the pasture at the Base soon. Bradley Montgomery (see him at Montgomery's Farm Store on 21 North of Berea) has been kind enough to keep them for us through these several weeks and we are greatful for his patience.
We had word yesterday that the Rotary Club in Richmond will be hosting a Golf Scramble for AFTEC in the spring. This is exciting news and we are so grateful for these efforts on AFTEC's behalf. Planning for the Barn Dance is underway and the tentative date will be February 12. Anyone who wishes to assist with planning, to donate something for a silent auction, or who has any ideas, let us know!