Please come join us for this wonderful event at the Farm. Bring your whole family, there will be something for everyone of all ages to do and see. Please contact us at the email or phone number above with any questions, we are looking forward to seeing you on the Farm.
Summer is a busy time on the Farm with the maintaining of the gardens, participating in the Wadsworth Farmer’s Market, and just enjoying farm life and our volunteers and visitors who come to see us. On August 26th, we participated in the Wauk for Awareness Suicide Prevention Walk in Beach Park again this year. We were one of several organizations whom walkers could register for and a percentage of the registration fee would come back to that organization. It was a very warm, and humid day but our walkers and volunteers stuck it out and had a great time. Labor Day, we participated in Jubilee Days in Zion again this year, our volunteers as well as Kids Rank, and our goats Sir Timothy and Chief Huckleberry, rode on our hay wagon built float and tossed out candy to parade watchers of all ages. We also had our information booth set up all afternoon where we handed out flyers and met with veterans and guests to spread the word about what we are all about.
Please help me welcome our newest members to the Freedom Farm: Sir Timothy (white) and Chief Huckelberry (brown). These guys joined our family over the weekend and absolutely love it. They love to hang out in the back small yard with our geese and chickens.
We had beautiful Saturday weather for our Poker Run hosted by the Armed Forces of America MC. Thank you to all who came to ride and spend the day with us. Thank you to Armed Forces of America MC, Winthrop Harbor VFW Post 7448, and Kenosha VFW Post 1865 for all your support and for believing in what we are doing. $500 was donated to our organization and we thank each and every one of you.
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.