Monday, April 11, 2011

Another great barn

The girls of East Bowdoinham spent a lovely morning visiting Mini Mt Estates in Bowdoin.  Ramona Stinson (of Bowdoinham Recycling Barn fame) and her family hosted an Open House and showed us  a variety of animals, including Boer Goats. Some baby goats were only a day old.

Ramona has been telling me of the many ways she uses recycled materials found at the Barn of Opportunity. Here are my favorite examples: The baby crib turned into hay feeder.
(Actually there were bed rails and crib rails and headboards in almost every animal stall.) 
...and the kid's art easel turned into a kid's grain feeder. Nice thinking.
Ramona's daughter Amanda put together a great display with pictures and examples of many ways farmers are recyclers.  I loved her tutorial on turning a plastic vinegar bottle into a grain scoop.

 The highlight might just have been the goat meat chili. Yummers.
It was a great spring Sunday. Thanks, pals.