The on-going improvements at Homeplace are encouraging, but Homeplace is a volunteer driven effort and we need more help. There is much in the planning stages that will depend on volunteers. Helping care for places like Homeplace can be pleasing and is important, worthwhile, and fun. The projects currently being worked on include: establishment and upkeep of a Web page, fund raising, continued work on the bank barn and the house, cleaning up around the buildings, completion of the ram pump project, planning, planting and maintaining gardens and helping with activities at Homeplace including the Fall Heritage Festival, the Scouts, Agriculture days for students, summer picnics and planning for other events and activities. We want to schedule workshops and other activities all summer long, but we need ideas and people to make those ideas happen. If you have an idea for an event or workshop you can reply to this e-mail or contact one of the Homeplace Board members.
Other projects in the planning stage include: Possible renovation of the newer tobacco barn, reassembly of the early 1800s log tobacco barn, nature trails, a bee-keeping operation, grant writing, rebuilding fencing, cleaning and rehabing a pond, developing a well to be pumped by a windmill, relocating the old cemetery head stones, removing the horse barn side shed and research and restoration of other buildings.