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Florida Cave Cavort Prep, January 27, 2013

Posted on 01 February 2013 by buford

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:

Steve, Brian, Bernice, and Al sprucing up

Steve, Brian, Bernice, and Al sprucing up

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:

John Harris repairing roof of Johnson pumphouse

John Harris repairing roof of Johnson pumphouse

There was some doubt about where some of the pieces of the structure were supposed to go:

Where the Heck Does This Go

Tab A Goes Into WHICH Slot

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:

Bill Spreading REAL Fertilizer

Always the clown, Bill tried his hand at playing Frisbee with globs of branches:

Bill Playing Frisbee w Yard Trash

And Kitty responded with a log toss:

Kittys 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.

Bernice Conferring w Mike

 

 

Bernice Conferring w Bill

Bill Chesley Chain Sawing Brush

Bernice Stacking Trash

Kitty n Bill Moving Canoe

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.