Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Winter Shutdown

The Temple is shut down for winter maintenance from February 10-24.  We have been fortunate to have some great weather the first week, so that's when we took advantage of getting a lift so we can do some pruning on our evergreen trees.  We are trying to allow more light to filter through the tree canopy to the shrubs and trees below.  This will help help keep all the plants vibrant and getting the sunlight they all need.  We also had some volunteers come to the temple Monday night and help polish the statues and cut of some of the limb from our pruning frenzy.  Here are some pics of what we've been up to this week:

This tree fell towards the Stake Center and missed our fence... crazy!

Sister Tauatevalu

Volunteers taking a rest after their labors

Volunteers from Monday Night, good times 

Richard, pruning away

contemplating life and the next pruning move

The lift we rented got stuck, but with the help some heavy equipment from Ken Millard and Rodarte, we got it out

Zach pressure washing the flares of the temple with the help of the lift

Zach feeling good about the polish job

Inspecting the roof for cleaning

Richard doing some limb removal with the chainsaw 
The lift rental really helped us with several jobs we were needing to get done