Community - what is it? Simply put, people working together to achieve mutually beneficial ends.
Here's an alphabetized list of some of the community members enabling this year's success:
Abel and Theresa: Shop space & mechanic help, artistic inspiration, rock moving and kraut making
Chris and Joyce: Homeschool collaboration and homestead club encouragement
Danielle and Rick: Lawn mowers, help repairing lawn mowers, and lawn customers
Darlene, Kay, Kathy, Maurine, Sharron, Veronica: Customers for lawn business
Dave and Melody: Gardening class and produce, homestead club collaboration
Eric, Andrea, Leif and Anais: Butchering help, tractor help, running partners, many meals, Torah Club
Jamin: High wage work, tools, construction expertise, materials delivery, many good times
Jeanie: Riding lawn mower, hired kiddos
Joe and Audra: A farm truck and many other helpful items
Josh and LaDawn: Over-payment on Moscow house purchase
Kellen and Stephanie: Help constructing shell and skid-steer collaboration
Lorie: Research funding, patience, mentoring
Mom and Dad: Monetary and labor support to build out facility shell (formerly RV shelter) and much guidance
Pastor Dean and Becky: Peaches & berries, crab apples turned jelly, truck loan, kraut help, pastoring generally
Pastor Josh: Fencing job and other work
Pastor Marty and Janice: Videography skills, friendship
Peter: Cow advice and friendship
Scott: Monetary support for numerous unaffordables, help constructing chicken tractors, hours of conversation
Tim and Jarrod: Hay and public service
Tim and Amy: Cow advice and friendship
Year end photo tour
10' x 12' mobile barn arrives
$3600 from Palouse Ranches - we are very impressed with build quality, 2x8's and 3" drill stem.
Hooves trimmed professionally
While not terrible, both cows' hooves needed some trimming. Shammie, the mini-horse had already been done by a local farrier who did not do cows. We tried with our trimming kit and failed. Feliz had tips break off. Amy referred the trimmer to us since he was coming through from Othello. The cows impressed him greatly with their tameness and intelligence!
Jewel boldly led the way in, mooing moderately distressed while tipped. She then started eating immediately after being let out. Feliz followed Jewel's lead and didn't even growl while sideways (yes, she roars like a bear when mad). As bad as it looks, it is fast and painless compared to trimming in a stanchion.
Josh: Founder, father