Thursday, February 16, 2012

Paying it forward

I am going to diverge away from my studio work for just a moment to help out an amazing woman who is working towards a goal to help support her farm and family.
I have been a long time reader of Suzanne McMinn's blog: Chickens in the Road. To give you the short version, Suzanne is a writer. A really great writer. She is also a farmer. She writes about all of the daily goings on at her Sassafras Farm in West Virginia. Including the good: 95% of farm life, the bad: sometimes farm life is tough and the ugly: she is afraid of her tractor.

I urge you to visit her blog and read some of her recent posts. Then read some of her past posts. I am pretty sure that is all it will take to hook you. I look forward to sitting down with my first cup of coffee every morning and reading her latest entry. She is funny, self-sufficient and honest.

Right now Suzanne is working towards a big goal. She wants to convert a building she calls the Studio on her farm to a health department-approved kitchen for on-farm cooking/cheesemaking workshops and other events. This project, when complete, will help her maintain her farm and keep a roof over her family's head. It will also bring people together to learn new skills, make new friends and maybe even create some new farmers!

You can read all about her project by clicking on the link below and visiting her Kickstarter page and placing your pledge to help get the Studio ready for workshops.

If you don't know what Kickstarter is, start ----->here<----- on Suzanne's blog. She talks about launching her Kickstarter project and what exactly that means.
As of today, she is 78% to her goal. The days are ticking by and I really want to help her meet that goal. And I hope you will be a part of it!

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