A bunch of Florida Speleological Society members showed up for work at Jerry and Shirl’s place on Sunday, Jan. 27 to make preparations for the Florida Cave Cavort, to be held March 8 – 10, 2013. Several projects were tackled. Al and Brian Krause worked on preparing caver showers in a greenhouse. Here are Steve Nemeth, Brian Krause, Bernice Nemeth, and Al Krause sprucing up the place afterward:
John Harris, Steve Nemeth, and I completed the reassembly of a pumphouse that had suffered wind damage in a recent storm. This pic of John on the roof of the pumphouse proves that he can work on a roof without falling through:
There was some doubt about where some of the pieces of the structure were supposed to go:
Bill Birdsall and Jon Singley used Jerry’s tractor to spread fertilizer on one of the pastures. For the record, this is the first instance ever recorded of Bill spreading real fertilizer:
Always the clown, Bill tried his hand at playing Frisbee with globs of branches:
And Kitty responded with a log toss:
Branches, limbs, and farm trash were gathered up and stockpiled out of the way of festivities by Mike Gordon, Kitty Markley, Bill Chesley, and Bernice Nemeth.
John Harris and I did some pasture fence repairs. Bernice brought her famous buffet for snacks and lunches, Shirl prepared a sumptuous early dinner for the group, and Jerry wandered around alternately supervising and helping one team or another. Jon Singley brought his camera and took all these photographs.
Preparations for the Cavort are coming along nicely. My hat is off to the FSS Board members that are masterminding the event.