Saturday June 10th, some of our volunteers from the Navy base as well as some of us from the farm spent the day helping out a Gold Star Family pouring and setting concrete for their new back patio at their home. Thank you to all our volunteers for your continued help and support in our organization.
It has been a busy Spring full of rain and planting but all four of our gardens are now completely planted ready to be fenced in to help keep the critters out. Our weekdays are busy with small projects around the farm such as finishing up painting trip for around the barn to weeding our gardens. Our weekends are packed full with our Navy spending their entire weekend helping out on the farm working on siding, weeding and whatever else we have for them. This past weekend, they helped plant 25 rose bushes that were all donated in honor of a veteran who has passed on in our memorial rose garden.
Our next event will be starting the middle of July, we will have a booth at the Wadsworth Farmer’s Market on Friday afternoons from 2pm-7pm, be sure and come see us there every Friday from July 14th through September 30th.
We will be having a volunteer group from Abbott’s joining us on July 10th for an afternoon of working on the farm. If you are interested in bringing a group out to volunteer on the farm, please reach out to us, we will be glad to have you.
Words cannot say “Thank You” enough to everyone who came out Saturday, May 20th, and held out in the rainy weather for our Spring Kick Off Picnic and our White Rose Dedication in honor of our Vietnam Veterans. The Kenosha Vietnam Veterans Group Honor Guard started off the ceremony with a 21 Gun Salute and the playing of Taps. Kids Rank Founder Kelcey Liverpool led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by her opening remarks and the Village of Wadsworth’s Mayor, Glenn Ryback, speaking as well. Then we had the planting of the memorial rose bush with the Benediction by Deacon Bob Ochsner. Due to the weather unfortunately our flyover by the Heritage Foundation Warbirds was cancelled, however a good time by all was had. We had plenty of food for everyone enjoy as well as a band that played later on in the afternoon.
Thank you to all our volunteers for your hard work in helping us get ready for the event, without you we could not have done it. Please visit our Facebook Page for all of the photos from the day’s event but below are just a few teasers.
Last weekend, May 6th and 7th, over the course of both days we had over 100 young men and women from the Navy out on the farm volunteering their weekend to help us get ready for our upcoming event.
One of the major projects they worked on was the addition of the new siding and windows on the barn. They also moved a small fence line for us to move our ducks and chickens back into the back pasture where they pond is. Some of the crew also repainted the white fence between the chicken yard and our big pasture. We had some guys and gals tamping post holes on our big pasture fence that was installed last summer. And then there was also help with general clean up around the farm, straightening supplies and getting things in order. Break time brought socializing with our chickens and horses as well as having some lunch and playing Frisbee and catch with the kids.
We cannot thank you all enough for spending your weekend with us and helping us tremendously on the farm. But most importantly, we thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country. Below is just some of the photos, please visit our Facebook page to see them all.
We would like to thank Crazy Gatorland Carts for their recent donation of $660 worth of batteries for our golf cart. It will soon be fixed and we will be able to use it around the farm. We thank you for your support!
Check them out on the web at http://www.crazygatorlandcarts.com
Happy Easter from all of us at the Freedom Farm. May you have a wonderful Sunday.
Every Sunday, we deliver roses to the veterans at the VA in North Chicago, if you would like to donate a rose bush in honor of someone, please contact your local florist and let them know you want to purchase a rose bush for the Freedom Farm. We would then get the bush and plant it in our Rose Garden on the farm in honor and memory of your loved one.