Yesterday was the hottest day of the year, but that did not deter the very perky Bexley United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship from volunteering at the Stoddart Avenue Community Garden at the hottest time of the day. On Thursday, Keep Columbus Beautiful notified its partners, including the SACG, to only schedule beautification projects in the morning for this weekend because of the heat. I heeded this warning on Saturday and was able to get out by noon (for a delightful change of pace). However, instead of whining or moving very slowly, the YF seemed completely oblivious to the heat and humidity on Sunday. I purposely restricted their to-do list, but they completed it so fast that I had to add to it. They tidied up the strawberry patch, weeded along the alley, watered the kid beds, strawberry patch, blueberry bushes, new cherry trees, flower beds and most of the food pantry plots, pulled bind weed off of the southern raspberry bushes, and then sanded and stained our picnic table.
Stan stopped by to tend his plot, harvest some summer squash and to complete the cinder block compost bin. I told him that I wanted the BUMCYF to complete the bin on Sunday, but he had been waiting for months to finish it and would not be deterred. I had been saving two bags of leaves to put in it, but he put the leaves in a different bin. (Not to be deterred, I put one of the bags in the cinder block bin on Sunday).