Category Archives: Holidays and Remembrances

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from all of us at the Freedom Farm.  May you have a wonderful Sunday.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving

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by | November 24, 2016 · 10:01 am

Season’s Greetings!

Season's Greetings from the Freedom Farm

Season’s Greetings from the Freedom Farm

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Happy Thanksgiving

This marks the end of another growing season on the farm, and a mighty productive one at that. With the help of our many volunteers and the kids from Kids Rank, we donated some 1500 lbs of produce to local food pantries, and almost as much was taken home by our veteran and military families. The pumpkins were also taken home by our guests in time for Halloween, and we’re still eating the squash.

We saw many new faces on the farm this year. Many of our guests suffer from PTSD, and found the farm a friendly place to visit. Some of our guests really became attached to our horses, and we recruited a senior from Kids Rank to help with the exercise riding of ‘lil Girl and Beau. Sara has been doing a wonderful job with them, and they look forward to her weekly visits.

We’ve been awarded a grant from the Home Depot Foundation in the amount of $23,200. This grant will be used to repair a family dwelling for two of our heroes. These brothers joined to protect and serve, and both ended up disabled due to their time in service. With the help of The Home Depot Foundation they will have the bathrooms refurbished and the kitchen replaced in their town home, which they share with their mother, sister and younger brother. We will keep you updated as the project gets under way. Hopefully, completion will be before Christmas.

The coffee pot is always on, so if you’re in the area stop by for a cup!

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Freedom Farm thanks our vets

We at the Freedom Farm would like to offer our thanks to all our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice on this Veterans Day.  We try to do our best to make every day Veterans Day, but on this occasion that’s set aside for the entire nation to stop and remember, we add our own appreciation to that of all American citizens.

We hope all vets and their families know how much we all value their efforts, on behalf of a grateful county.

Thank you.

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A Memorial Day message

To all the veterans who have served our country, both domestic and abroad, we would like to thank you for your sacrifice and service.  May you and your families enjoy a wonderful Memorial Day.

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December on the Farm

The farm has had quiet months in November and December, with all the cold and snow setting in. John has been busy cutting Christmas ornaments in the barn and getting things ready for the annual delivery to the 4th floor hospital unit at James A Lovell Medical Center at Great Lakes.
 
This year, Kids Rank, a special group of military kids and their families, helped us out with the decorating and delivery. On December 18th, four of the kids and their advisor and founder, Kelsey Liverpool,  accompanied Marty to deliver the ornaments that had they decorated, and Christmas cards that they made at a club meeting. The patients were very happy to have an ornament for their rooms and enjoyed seeing the children deliver them and wish them Merry Christmas. The staff also appreciated the ornaments left to decorate the  nurses stations for the holiday season.
 
We would like to thank Kelsey and Kids Rank for helping out and we would also like to thank the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club members for making Thanksgiving and Christmas cards for delivery to the patients. Marty delivered them with the ornaments, and the patients were very pleased to have them.
 
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