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Last Week in the Cemetery (Week of August 1)

Posted August 4 2022 by M.S. Coyne

A navy feather flag with the words "African Cemetery No.2" stands in a grass area surrounded by small green plants with a brown truck parked behind it.

Last week in the Cemetery started MUCH COOLER but by the end of the week, it was HOT and still WET!

An orange and white cat walks around a large pile of dirt in a grassy area.

A feral cat has been wandering the cemetery in the morning; practicing its hunting skills on the rabbits. Sadly, the rabbits don’t have much respect for the cat and continue frolicking as rabbits do.

A new layer of mulch beneath the front fence will hopefully make the grass easier to mow and trim. This is a bit of a landscaping experiment. We hope it works.

A black iron fence along the road is lined with red/brown mulch, which is next to a long patch of grass that lines the road.

As part of a grant from the International Museum for the Horse we have been doing bulb and flower plantings by markers associated with African Americans in the Equine Industry. Although the Spring bulbs have bloomed, the summer annuals (planted by Howard Meyer) are in full display as you can see from these examples.

Remember that if you or your group would like to contribute a few hours of service maintaining African Cemetery No. 2, please contact Mark Coyne at to plan a visit.

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