Thank you everyone that participated in Giving Tuesday. We are grateful for your support and are able to buy materials for programs. We look forward to seeing more friends in the garden! Again, thank you
So pleased to announce that we will be participating in the Whitefish Community Foundation...Giving Tuesday on May 4th. The funds will be used for our summer programs...gardens, camps, animals, etc... Please join us either by donating in person at at any Parkside Credit Union, First Interstate Bank, or Glacier Bank location or online https://whitefishcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list/grant
We are making a Christmas list for our farm that maybe fun to get involved with the care of our farm animals. We have set up accounts at local veterinary clinics that donations can be made to to help cover medical costs and at our local ag store to buy feed and misc items.
-Bunnies. always need. carrots, apples, lettuce, rabbit pellets,
Grass hay, straw, -North Valley Ag 756-2240
Vet Care - Central Animal Vet-406-755-8505
-Paul the llama - Paul will need a well check soon, LaSalle Equine Clinic at 406-756-3105
-Pigs; Petunia and CinnaPig- Pig feed, carrots, fruit, sweet potatoes, squash, etc...
Straw for bedding/feed- Please contact North Valley Ag at 406-892-2240
Vet Care - Ponderosa Vet Clinic- 406-752-7111
-Sheep- Guinevere Lucille and Hetty-
Grass Hay/feed/straw- North Valley Ag 406-892-2240
Vet Care- LaSalle Equine Clinic at 406-756-3105
- Goats- Ringo (Mohair), Johnny Cash, June Carter, Edith, Stephen, and Cora Bell (Nigerian Dwarf..Goat Yoga)
Straw, minerals, grass hay, - North Valley Ag 406-892-2240
Vet Care - LaSalle Equine Clinic - 406-756-3105
- Mini Donkey- Milton (Festus)Burro
Grass hay, minerals, minerals- North Valley Ag -406-892-2240
Vet Care - LaSalle Equine - 406-756-3105
- Barn Cats - Boris and Bertie- Food and vet care
Vet Care - Ponderosa Vet Clinic - 406-752-7111
Every bit is appreciated and thank you so much
It's awful when a child gets sick, but it's so much worse when Covid is the culprit without a cure.. Our hearts go out to those that are so ill and for the family members that are feeling so hopeless. As community members, colleagues friends and neighbors our support means so much. Our farm has been closed down due to Covid. We still have animals that need to be cared for and payroll to be sorted. We will continue to work toward better times and hopefully get this pandemic under control. Please take care of one another. and have a Happy Thanksgiving
I am looking for help to develop a tiny home/farm community for adults with ASD and other adults with diverse abilities. Please understand this is only in the “brainstorm” stage and I am open to any advice or possibilities. I believe we can build something amazing for adults that need just a little more assistance to live productive and happy lives, and perhaps it may be easily reproduced, but I need the resources and support to get this project off the ground.
The discussion with my board has been around a tiny farm community. Not sure of the layout, but each resident will come with their own home on wheels…not campers, but an actual tiny home that they move to our location (the family will be responsible to have their loved-one already established in their tiny home before moving onsite).
The tentative idea is to have a permanent building for residents to eat meals, laundry and socialize together, and have their own home (like an extended bedroom) to live independently. The discussion has been around cul-de-sacs with 4 tiny resident plots with a permanent guardian home in the center for assistance. We are looking at 20 residents to start with and options to add more. This setup was taken from an internet search. (Please remember this is only in the “brainstorming stage…it can be changed, but it’s a place to start)
The other part of this community is to have a working fiber farm (barn and fencing) for residents to work; sheep, alpaca, mohair goats, angora rabbits and a place to process the fiber (fiber mill) and to make items to sell (blankets, rugs, slippers, hats, mittens, etc.). If other tiny home/farm communities are made, they will have compliment programs that will help our program become self-supporting; gardens with greenhouses or ranch style for beef/pig/chicken production.
Our present farm/garden located at the Montana Veterans’ Home in Columbia Falls is WIC (USDA women, infant and children) and Food Stamps approved, these programs will be implemented in all our tiny farm communities.
Hope this doesn’t sound too out-there, but I know there are so many families needing affordable quality housing for loved ones. I am including some research from The Madison House Autism Foundation in Gaithersburg, Maryland…they have a beautiful website with massive information and research.
Please leave your comments and ideas below
We are revamping some of our programs to address the Covid-19 pandemic. We will be placing more project videos to help with social distancing through our Care Farm Program. Please give any project suggestions in the comment area below; one pot meals, fiber projects for gifts, online GOGA, etc...