The truck started up this morning no problem. So, I spent today driving around the countryside. I picked up the meat from the butcher and then delivered 2 shares of pork to the first buyers. Others will come and pick up theirs tomorrow. 4 More pigs to go, but it felt good to get those people their meat. It's a promise kept. It's meals provided. It's an alternative to the factory farm system. It's keeping the lights on.
I mailed one of the two mortgage payments due this week. I don't know if I'll make the second, but I am working on it. Thank you so much for the donations, the emails, the letters, the tweets, the facebook stories and more. The encouragement from this group is worth so much, it fuels me. I have some leads with logos and will announce summer archery and fiddle days this week. If I get lucky, I'll make it. If I don't? Well, then I need to start hitting Ebay hard. I have 3 hours of work ahead tonight for my off-farm-on-farm job ahead, so at least I know my Weds Night is helping in a small way. Someday, I am certain, it won't be about climbing uphill. It will be about helping grab hand about those climbing towards me. I am sure of that much. I am not there yet.