Missouri Pay It Forward helps Moberly equine facility in need

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MOBERLY - Missouri Pay It Forward helped out at Guardian Oak Saturday.

Sherri Crider runs Guardian Oak, which has helped save the lives of more than 500 horses, but is having trouble keeping the facility up because she has advancing multiple sclerosis.

Missouri Pay It Forward volunteers came out Saturday to help Crider clean up the area.

Volunteers raked hay, washed buckets and organized the shed.

Missouri Pay It Forward Founder Sylvia Sprinkle said if she can get enough interest, she would like to bring volunteers every weekend.

Crider said that's exactly what Guardian Oak needs. She said it would be great if two to three people could come out every day to help out.

In addition to man power, Crider said Guardian Oak also needs supplies, especially gravel because of all the rain.

Here's a list of items and services Crider said Guardian Oak needs:

Most Wanted

These are items we use very often, so assistance with a steady supply is extremely appreciated.

-Horse feed: Senior, Sweet, Strategy, weight builders
-Insect control: Mosquito dunks for water sources, mosquito/fly deterrents for yards and horses, de-wormers for horses, and tick and insect repellent like War Paint for horses
-Hay: square and round both fed- if you can donate use of haying equipment **please contact us now**, we have hay fields available we can't harvest for lack of equipment- we can help with gas & twine if you can help us provide hay for the rescue horses.
-Mud combat: Trencher, gravel, sand, other fillers, guttering for barn, drainage pipes (plastic perforated, 3-4" size).
-Panels, lumber and fencing equipment: always needed as we are in the process of upgrading our new property's fences and building a variety of useful structures (See projects list below).

Wish List

Horse Supplies:

-Feed: Senior, Sweet, ADM Prime Glo, Alfalfa cubes, Beet pulp, weight builders
-Grooming supplies: all useful, especially metal & rubber curry combs, stiff body brushes, mane/tail brushes, hoof picks, detangler, and electronic horse clippers
-Tack: New or used lead ropes & halters of all sizes (we have minis all the way up to drafts), rope halters, bridles, saddles, saddle blankets
-Misc: Bamboo socks for Bella's boots (large enough to fit horse leg), mounting block
-Desitin (or generic zinc oxide)

General Supplies:

-Insect control: fly/mosquito spray, fly traps, fly zappers, wasp spray, etc
-Parasite control: War Paint, dewormers (seasonal-contact us), Frontline Plus for dogs/cats, Revolution for dogs/cats
-Diatomaceous earth (Food grade)
-Insect spray for humans (Deep Woods, Skin so Soft)

Enrichment:

-Wading pools
-Horse toys
-Giant rubber balls
-Pool noodles
-Obstacle course items
-Stuffed animals

Farm Supplies:

-Bleach
-Panels & gates - horse & cattle sizes
-Rakes, pitchforks, shovels, wheelbarrows, manure buckets, water tanks, feed bins, feed buckets
-Portable hose wheel
-Rubber mats
-Bedding- shavings
-Footing - pea/small gravel, others (contact to discuss)
-Manure spreader/drag
-Chain link - fencing, rolls
-T-posts, T-post covers
-Automatic waterers
-Electric fence tape
-Solar-powered electric fence box
-Tarps - very large

Community Garden/Landscaping

-Plant seedlings
-Sprouts: herbs, flowers, veggies
-Potting Soil
-Planters
-Trellises
-Gardening stakes
-Gardening bricks

General Useful Items:

-Bungee cords
-Zipties
-Duct tape
-Cement Mix
-Wood: 2x4s, 4x4s, gardening timber, firepit timber
-Pallets
-Charcoal
-Stepstool
-Tin panel sheets
-Trash bins
-Twine
-Spray Bottles
-Masking tape
-Paint
-Painting tape
-Paintbrushes
-Plastic Wrap

Office Supplies:

-Filing cabinet
-Printer ink (Canon 245 black & 246 color)
-General: folders, hanging file folders, labels (large, small), photo paper, cardstock (plain white), regular printer paper, pens, pencils, large white boards, whiteboard markers, permanent markers
-Chalkboard spray paint
-Magnetic spray paint

Special Projects

At Home or Non-Farm at GO:

-Assist with the gift/resale shop
-Organization & display of items
-Maintain inventory
-Create handcrafted items to sell in shop (split proceeds or donate all)
-Manage the sales on weekend mornings

Media & Marketing:

-Photos and videos of horses & other animals, landscapes, etc
-Edit and post videos to highlight adoptable or horses for sponsorship & lease
-Post advertisements & forward inquiries for adoptable horses online
-Laundry- horse blankets, halters, lead ropes, saddle blankets, etc - take home, launder & bring back
-Clean & condition leather tack- saddles, bridles, halters, etc

Art Studio:

-Organize art studio room
-Maintain supply inventory
-Create projects for kids to do & organize supplies for camp readiness
-Create arts and crafts in studio!

On the Farm:

-Remove scrap and detritus from pastures, creek etc (leftover from previous tenants- old machinery, metal tires, and more)
-Spread/drag pastures & other pasture enrichment/management
-Evaluate & stock ponds with appropriate mosquito & insect eating fish

Fencing - 7000 ft in front areas (perimeter + cross fencing)
-Regularly check & repair current fencing
-Replace old/current fencing as have supplies for new
-Posts - digging holes, borrow post-hole digger
-Pour concrete and set up posts
-Mount gate panels on corners
-Sand hauled from Glasgow and unloaded in arena
-Pick up/haul gravel, spread in work/dry lot areas

Fix trails:

-Creek crossing/right-of-way - needs Bobcat or bulldozer
-Bridge: several 3 ft galvanized pipes (used or new), cover with dirt/rock
-Mark & mow trails for trail riding/walking

Trenching:
-Under/beside driveway
-Down to barn
-From barn down the hill

Guttering

Landscaping:

-Pull weeds around yard
-Plant & maintain areas around shed, house, yard, etc
-Hunt for trash and detritus in pastures
-Build raised flower beds
-Community Garden - put up fences, set up rows, plant, maintain
-Tear down skeleton of a run-in using wood down the road & store at GO
-Cut up downed trees into use-able sizes for bonfires and obstacle course

Building projects:

-Hitching posts
-Repairs to barn & shed
-Shelves & such in the barn & feed storage area
-Obstacle course in field
-Compost/manure collection shed
-Composting toilet shed
-Wooden round pen
-Chicken coop
-New run-in & pen for Lola
-Set up greenhouse
-Dog houses & pens
-Cattery for feral cats
-Painting of shed & barn
-Cleaning up brush & misc trash from trails, creek, ditch, etc
-Electricity run to barn

 

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