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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

The Produce Bomber Strikes Again.

April 17th, 2013

If I only had a video camera to show you how the following played out you would laugh so hard.

my gift bags from Donna

Last week, I approached my driveway at 9 PM, I stop the car because someone is at the foot of the driveway. I assume it’s a dog walker, but my neighbor turns around says something like “oh…I’ve been caught” and starts to run back to her house with a large grocery bag in her arms.

I yell for her to come on back. I’m laughing as I do this (and I hope Donna is too). I then yell “Does it need to be refrigerated?” The conversation continues back and forth somewhat. I park the car and come out to greet her. We chat for a minute or so - she is embarrassed. (Me, I’m thankful for the gifts).  She places the bag into my truck (which has been parked in the driveway). She leaves walking away talking about making “Popsicles” for the critters since it’s been so hot.

I thank her and head to the truck to not only find the large grocery bag she just placed there (watermelon inside), but three other grocery bags. I evidently caught her on her last drop off rather than her first one!

 

this week’s gifts from the “produce bomber”

People like Donna and all that she does for us and the animals make days like Monday a little bit easier.  THANKS DONNA!!!!!

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  1. What do you do with the marshmellow creme?

    Posted by Wendy
  2. Tell Donna I made “Pina Colada” popsicles/ice cubes for the critters out of the pineapple and coconut! We haven’t tried them yet, but I’m sure they’ll be a hit.

    Wendy- I don’t know what other keepers use Fluff for (bears maybe?), but Jill and I used a small amount last fall to make popcorn balls for pig enrichment.

    Posted by Sarah
  3. Director Comment :

    fluff is a good thing to mix bear medicine in for sure. (Katy likes it too).

    Posted by Sherry Samuels
  4. Usually Jill eats all the fluff before the animals can get any!!!

    Posted by Katy

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by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

Too busy to write

September 16th, 2012

It’s been a crazy and busy week- too much going on to even sit and think. We’ve been paying extra attention to our newest members.  Last week about this time I was out at Our Ancestral Farm with Dr. Cannedy doing a herd check on the alpacas.

Hembras (females) waiting for their hands on check at Our Ancestral Farm

 

 

My head is still spinning from the week, but I’ll share (what I can remember) from the week:

  • Meetings, some multiple times, with 7 different contractors: 1) the fence company putting up new fencing in the Farmyard, 2) the handyman repairing barns, 3) the painters- the whole farmyard is being repainted, 4) the plumbers working on the sump pump down at bears 5) the tree service cutting down some dead trees around grounds, 6) electricians running the lines for the generator for our support hall, 7) our bear pool pump fabricators (we thought we had an issue/leak with the bear pool)
  • Extra scheduled and impromptu projects:  1) bear yard mowing, 2) wolf pool draining and dealing with faulty valve, 3)12 folks from Biogen Idec pruning and cleaning in the bear yard Friday morning, 4) Farmyard grading to prevent trip hazards from all the rain.
  • Dr. Vanderford has been around. We had lemur physicals (I am sure Kimberly will write about that when she has time) and Einstein opossum seems to have had a fall- he hurt his leg and broke some teeth.  He was off-site getting radiographs earlier and we were relieved that he did not break any bones, however, we think he hurt and even broke some teeth. We’re in process of scheduling him for follow up now.

    Dr. Vanderford waits for Einstein to be asleep before she checks on his teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

The most unexpected highlight of my week was coming home one night and finding 40 pounds of sweet potatoes on my doorstep. My neighbor is so kind! I mentioned the bears eat a lot of sweet potatoes this time of year, and two days later this box was waiting for me.  She’s always dropping off items: 3 watermelons were on my doorstep last week, 1 bag of canned pumpkin showed up a few months ago (for Chummix Goat medicine) as did watermelons all summer long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week isn’t looking much calmer than last. Please think happy, good weather, good health thoughts our way!

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  1. So cute!

    And thank you for the “goodbye sheep” post…we hadn’t realized that the sheep were leaving, and we were able to come say goodbye before they went!

    Posted by Libby

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