Photos of all sorts of things here
Sassy... Our newest star!
Sassy is getting Sassy getting ready for her Film
Debut in Fort Collins
This is Ms. Maddie (Madeline) from Aurora, Co. getting
get a "hooficure" She is adorable and loves to Sunny Weather
Heated Hut 2009
You have or are about to view the “Picture Story” that our
web designer, “Kevin” has graciously taken time to build for us.
For those of you not knowing the story behind this story,
”The Heated Hut Program,”
The Pigasus Homestead Sanctuary, has developed a new non-profit
Colorado Potbelly Educational Health Center. We are doing
more in the area of Educating
about the animal, health and care. Giving the pigs a Quality of
We have developed a new heating system for the older potbelly
pigs and arthritic pigs.
To complete this program we have been working for about 10
get this under way and completed. With the donations that have
been given It is now close.
We will have every thing 100% completed by the middle of
and before the ‘Snow Flies”.
As you have seen or will see the huts are built, and 1 is
with roofs, heated floors and pads on floor.
Rocky and crew said they are waiting for me to do the décor so
can say they are 100% finished!!!
We still have to install the waters on the heated pads and put
the windows in the frames.
The other roofs are being completed this weekend, and they will
also need the windows
The hydro- therapy tub building still has to be built. We had
not included this structure in
our plans for this summer, but with doing concrete and in floor
heating we decided to go
ahead and work it in. Just our luck the energy field of work has
taken a big hit.
The new division that this is for, is our new non-profit
division, so I am hustling for
grants and non-profit donations to finish the building, but
being this late most of the grant
will not be issued until December or January 2010. We can always
We have an estimate for materials, as we have decided against a
100% wood building,
After adding the concrete and heat to the floor ends, we decided
to do concrete blocks
up 24 inches so that they can rub on them when they get out of
the therapy tub and
the wet and moisture will not go into the sheetrock and wood
sidings. Our estimated cost
of the structure will be close to $2,200.00. this also includes
the attachment to the vet room.
So this will be a little longer than the September deadline, but
before the “snow flies” as,
we do not want to waste the heat into the therapy tub or floor
with no building.
The furnace will be hooked to the lines after all constructions
is completed. We have ordered
the semi load of logs for the furnace. (24 cords) We are so
excited to see the difference
heated floors make for the animals and their health issues.
Thanks to all the donations that we received at “Open House” and
those who also have
donated thru the year of 2008/2009, as your donation have been
used to obtain this goal.
Please check the web site regularly for update and pictures of
the “Therapy Tub” building and
of course, you will want to see the “New Residents” of the New
Duplex’s, Plus many have
already said that they can’t wait to see Suzi decorating
skills!!!!! You should see her now,
”I can do this and that to make it more clean and heat
Thank you from all the Potbelly pigs who will now have a QUALITY
Your Donation Money at Work
Heated Hut Project Pictures Below
The new boiler needs fuel
never stops, even for Labor Day
Hill Top Life Adjustment Program (treats
UPS Clients and Volunteers do Concrete Pour for 500'
accommodate the 'Special Needs" visitors
(sidewalks for Wheelchairs)
A.B.L.E. Group (sidewalks for Wheelchairs)
Pouring Pads for New Huts!
The Concrete being poured
Concrete Crew "Dig their Boot Covers"
More Concrete Crew
Good Drivers For Sure!
...and you thought we were kidding.
Layout of the Heated Floor
Now there is the heated floor to lay on after the swimming
Both ends have "dry off" space. Remember that these are
Pour some more.
and Mr. Lujan (70 yrs old) and still at it. Thank you!
Decisions decisions decisions....................Where Suzi?????
Volunteer and Bacon take a break from the sun
wanting to hurry he has "wedding rehearsal " in a couple
Inside the huts.
Starting on the roof.
Insulating the roof.
Galvanized tin roofing and
Fascia trim Almost Finished
Construction finished, STAYED
TUNED FOR SUZI AND DECOR!
Everyone is Happy!
More Pictures in the archives