Several people in Peabody spent time picking up limbs for others after the ice storm of a week ago.
Peabody Farm Service partners Liz Clark, Chuck Mead, and Darcy Pease were out most of Sunday afternoon with three vehicles and three trailers going from street to street picking up limbs.
Mead had posted a message on social media after the storm urging people to call them to arrange for help Sunday afternoon.
“We started on the east side of town with a couple of places of people who had called,” Clark said. “And we checked on people we knew were unable to do the work themselves or who didn’t have the means to haul the limbs and got them first. After that, we just picked out properties at random.
“We got quite a few homes around the grade school. It didn’t take long. Some people said they intended to do it themselves and urged us to go help someone who needed assistance. So we did.”
Clark said they worked most of the afternoon and probably cleared one-or two-dozen yards.
“And really,” she said, “if people are still in need of help next weekend, all they have to do is call us at Peabody Farm Service and if the weather is decent, we are more than happy to lend a hand.”
Clark said they did not charge for the work, just did it to because it needed to be done.