|a pretty pic of some beautiful apple blossoms for my friend!
some background on her - she has been living a self-sustained life since 1995. she grows her own freakin tobacco!!! she loves her goats and although i have never eaten her cheese - i have it on fine authority that her cheese is to die for!
she and i were involved in the early days of the American Preppers Network and the Canadian Preppers Network. she put in many hours helping the networks out as well as providing all of her experience and knowledge, for free, for any person in the world to learn from! she has been blogging at her blog since 2008 and she is one of the people who always encouraged us when we first started taking prepping and self-sufficiency seriously. we had never grown our own food before and were idiot newbies. she was one of the ones who not only talked the talk and walked the walk - but she never made us feel silly or new. she encouraged people from all over the world to get out there and try - to make mistakes, but not feel bad about your mistakes, and then keep going. she is like a prepping cheerleader. curses like a sailor, has a few strong opinions, but a cheerleader none the less.
she is tough as nails, and in all honesty there is nothing that she can't do! she has managed to survive through a whole ugly pile of life....kind of like this little chive growing in our driveway. jambaloney must have driven over this little chive a million times. we only noticed it the other day. thriving and surviving, without much notice or attention. kind of like my friend.
i appreciated all of her help and advice. and now i want to return the favour to her. she is in a bad situation. a domestic violence situation. you can read more from her about the situation here. it is bad. and she may lose her farm. we can not let that happen!
even after all she has been through in the past few days, she has come up with a business plan on how, with some serious hard work on her part, she can save the farm and continue babying her goats and other animals. you can read more about her plan here. and donate.
she needs help. she needs support. she needs to know that all of her hard work has not been for not. she needs people to appreciate her willingness to share her knowledge. she needs people to corral around her and show her it has not all been in vain.
yes - she needs money. even if you can only donate a dollar - that would help. but if you can not afford to donate, but can share her situation with your friends on your blog, twitter or facebook accounts - you will be doing a wonderful thing for her. in my mind, if you share her situation with other people who can afford to donate - well, that is worth a million bucks!
if nothing else, i ask our friends here to just go and check out her blog if you don't already have her on your "must read" list. there is a ton of valuable information there. you can learn more about her situation there. you can leave her a comment of support - she will appreciate that.
we saved the little "driveway" chive, and potted him up. he lives here now. he is so tough, he has already gone to flower and will be providing next year's seeds soon. he is like my friend. tough, and keeps on giving!
can you help my friend? can you visit her blog and leave her a comment of support? please do. just tell her kymber and jambaloney sent you.