The A-frame needs you (and you need the A-frame). This coming weekend, a work party is taking place at the A-frame in Ameliasburgh Prince Edward County. Job #1 will be the replacement of the deck on the south side of the A-frame. Our contractor Matti needs 4 to 5 souls who "can wield a hammer" to assist with sawing boards to length and screwing them into the frame which Matti is building. The work will start about 10 AM on Saturday.
If carpentry is not your thing, we have other outside jobs (grass cutting, planting and general clean-up, moving the north deck back into position), and inside (cleaning and organizing). Be part of the Purdy A-frame story. Come help out for a few hours. Bring a friend or a few.
Work parties are ongoing: June 7/8 and 14/15. Come by, find Matti, and take on a job.
Thanks to those of you who have let me know you're planning to come. Looking forward to working with you. Thanks to those who have already make a contribution.
We have a number of other needs as we work to make this a good home for a writer in residence. We are looking for good used items, for loan or as donations.
Let us know if you could help out with any of the following;
1. a lawnmower
2. a bicycle
3. a rowboat or kayak
4. a set of cookware
5. other kitchenware (canisters, storage bins, serving ware, etc.)
We are also looking for a donor or donors to enable us to outfit the kitchen, purchase new linens, etc.
A (tax receipt available) donation of $350 (or smaller increments) would help us make these purchases in time for the July 1 arrival of poet Katherine Leyton.