villi poni volunteers and ponies help clean children's woods of Jaffrey, NH
We're a little late on posting, but we were distracted by all of the goings on here at the farm. On April 22nd, we kicked off Earth Day town wide cleanup by taking Heather and Mandy with us to help clean Children's Woods with several VPF volunteers, Jaffrey Conservation Commission. The weather was cloudy, on the cool side, but at least it didn't rain, and we had a pretty good turnout.
Of course, us being us (and this is me pointing the finger directly at Emily), we also had to stop a couple times and consult the map to see where we were. Don't listen to her, Heather. You'll take the "scenic route".
FYI - we wound up going over the top of a mountain (okay, fine, steep hill), and all I could think of was the route for #GettingGaffer. Fortunately, the Ponies have better gas mileage than the truck.
By the time we got to the top of the mountain (hill), we decided we could show everyone just how awesome and relaxed these ponies could be. Laden down with the plastic trash bags (tied to surcingles over thick blankets to make sure we kept our Pony helpers comfy), we walked down the sidewalks through downtown back to the parking lot and the trail head where we left. Not one spook. Not one misstep. Several attempted snack stops (by the Ponies, we swear). We even had an Abbey Road moment with the crew as we obeyed traffic laws and used the crosswalk.
All in all, we're calling this one a rousing success! Next year, hopefully we'll be able to get a bigger crowd, and, dare we say it...include more ponies! This is what we're about! Conservation and preservation of the world around us, not just one aspect of it.
Amanda pope and Emily chetkowski
Hello, and welcome to the (mis)adventures of the Villi Poni Farm family! We hope to be able to post weekly (or bi-weekly as the summer starts up) about all the great things going on here at the Farm! Feel free to share, leave a comment, and let us hear from you!