With our new drainage project completed, our pig residents will be able to walk on firmer, less muddy ground surrounding the barn.
It takes a village…but starts with one amazing volunteer
We’ve been wanting to clean up the area surrounding our main barn for a while. It was a constant muddy mess and it was often challenging for our pigs to walk through it. It may seem like a small thing, and pigs do love mud, but walking on the soft, uneven ground is very hard on their legs and wet mud can cause terrible hoof issues, too. But cleaning this up and installing proper drainage is a huge, and very costly, project.
We are incredibly thankful for the generousity of one of our regular volunteers, Dana Audet. Dana took a year of her own time to work as a trainer, without pay, with a client who owns his own waterproofing company. She did this in exchange for him donating his staff and machines to complete our drainage project!
In all, it is estimated that the project would have cost $20,000 and hundreds of hours of hard work! We started work in the Fall of 2018 and wrapped up in April 2019. The pigs are loving the new, dry and solid ground surrounding the barn, and we could not be more thankful to Dana for her kindness and generousity and to Robb Ceronni and his team from Ceronni Excavation in St. Catharines, Ontario, for their amazing work on this project.