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On Thursday, May 23rd, fifteen volunteers from XL Insurance America, Inc. came to spend their annual global work day at Ryerss Farm. Led by Marlin Zechman, who organized the event, they spent the day on projects to beautify and help make the farm more functional. Our entrance sign was freshly painted with new signage and brighter colors while the garden area surrounding the sign was replanted with new flowers and shrubs. Two of our hay huts got new kick boards to replace the missing ones and fences were power washed and painted. The lamp posts lining the driveway were also freshly painted. New connectors on our barn down spouts helped to redirect the water run off which has been a problem in heavy rainfalls and a ditch was also dug to redirect rain water which has caused erosion on the horse path to the barn. The work done by this enthusiastic and talented group of men and women was very much appreciated by all of us at Ryerss and we hope they will come back to help us again next year! Thank you to everyone from XL who helped that day!
The Ryerss Farm Annual “Yard Sale In The Barn” was held on Saturday, May 11th in the main barn at Ryerss Farm. The sale is a yearly event to raise money for the care of the 75 horses who are retired and rescued residents of the farm. This year was a great success and raised approximately $7,500.00. The event began at 9am and people lined up outside to get in as soon as the barn doors opened! Thirty of the stalls had been turned into “shops” or departments, featuring different categories of goods for sale. Some of these included toys, books, glassware, holiday items, art and pictures, horse accessories and riding equipment, china, garden items, sporting goods and furniture. All items in the sale had been generously donated to Ryerss. Chairperson for the event was Ryerss Volunteer Ella Kean who worked tirelessly, along with her many volunteer helpers, to make it the success it was. In addition to the shopping, many visitors enjoyed meeting the horses who were nearby in the paddocks and fields outside the barn.