Apparently the inmates come in every spring for two days. I had them cutting down dead trees, and clearing brush. Stuff I really don't want to do myself, although the whole episode did make more work for us. But, they got a lot accomplished.
The guard is the guy in the middle.
They bring all of their own equipment, but they borrowed quite a bit of the campground stuff too. Because of the clearing of one culvert, I had to lend them a few extra shovels.
It was a warm afternoon and they were doing some hard work.
Here's another one of the convi...Wait a minute! That's Ruth. She's hard at work too!
Tough work cutting grass on a slope!
Yesterday was grass cutting day. We've got to get ourselves into a schedule where we cut a little bit every day because even with 6 different lawn mowers and 3 different weed eaters (don't ask...) it's hard work getting it all done in one day.
The convicts departed about 4:00pm. They had only arrived at 10:00am, so not quite a full days work. They were supplied hamburgers in our restaurant for lunch, so they had a good meal. They put in a solid five hours or so, and got quite a bit done.
They cut down three large trees and cut up most of the thick stuff. Still, it's going to be quite a bit of work for Ruth and I to get rid of the leftover branches etc.
Had Philip and Wendy over for lasagna supper, and then sat out at their campfire again for an hour or so.
Another blue sky and sunshine day starting out there! Can't believe the great weather we've been having the last two weeks. Perfect!