Early in the morning on January 12th, Eddie crashed his car having fallen asleep at the wheel after worked at the farm overnight. This crash left Eddie with bumps and bruises and a right leg that was broken in several places (along with a court date). As of this morning, that leg was blessed with a rod and some nails to put the many pieces back together.
Our fearless leader cannot currently walk - or drive. It will take a year to fully recover. We are blessed to be self-employed, but have a very physically demanding farm, and like most things, the show must go on because it's just us most days. We are also in the process of retooling our plant area to be fully hydroponic. This is no small task - and to get the best setup, we need to take our time to do it to spec. While our first crop will bring in some funds, it won't make the dent we need.
For those of you who have asked how you can help, we are only raising funds to honor our commitment to our amazing investor that went 'ALL IN' with us in 2019. Given how 2020 went, we haven't been able to pay them back like we had hoped and now we are slowed way down. Back in 2019, we toyed with the idea of crowd-funding our projects. We truly believe that projects thrive when many people are invested, involved, and interested.
This fundraiser is an opportunity to help us grow (just like it was 2019!). This will help us to 1) get more people invested & involved, 2) allow us to honor our original (OG) investor with 100% of the funds collected and 3) allow our fearless leader the opportunity to work at a pace that allows space for his healing without feeling he's not so far behind. Our overall fund-raising goal is just a slice of a very big pie, but it would go a very long way.
Our "crowd" is invited to the farm Sunday, April 11th for a cook-out to fish, play in the creek, and tour the check out the changes. For those who can't come, we would gladly send you videos! We always say we make our living "$10 at a time." In this case, we would love to fund this project "$10 at a time." That would take a lot of people, but not be a huge sacrifice to one. Many hands make light work. Of all the ways you can help us, this is what we feel is most important and we will always strive to pay it forward. Thank you for being a part of our story. The best is always yet to come.