Muckers Make Merry, Thanks to New Muck Truck
May 26 2014
Who would have thought anyone could get excited about mucking? Well a good portion of our volunteers are doing just that, thanks to the addition of a battery-powered muck cart. Mr. Michael Gentile of Portland, Maine, donated this fantastic self-propelled wheel barrow to the center. With a twist of the wrist, this fine machine moves off with no physical effort. It can be used to take bags of hay up for feeding, or loaded with multiple paddocks of manure. Our handyman extraordinaire, Jim Taylor, installed gates in the lower arena, which now allow the muck truck to be driven to the end of the arena and dumped directly into the compost bins from above. Gone are the days of hoisting a muck bucket over the 4-foot wall of the compost bins. Gone are the multiple trips to and from the paddocks so that the old muck buckets wouldn’t be too heavy to lift. Thanks to our new system, life just got easier for a lot of people. Thank you, Mr. Gentile for this amazing donation. Thank you, Jim, for installing the fantastic gates. Volunteers, if you would like to learn how to operate our muck truck, check with Christine.