This year 2018 we housed here at Fowler’s our first Female veteran with a young daughter. they both worked and cared for the animals here at the farm , feeding tending the paddocks and cleaning ,as well as feeding. They were fed a full breakfast , lunch and large dinner (Family stile ) . they helped with clean up after. This helped create a daily Program within their appointments and other needs. they have now transitioned to getting new housing within the county area . With hopes of continuing work on a part time basis here at the farm. Our daily program continues with Veterans coming to stay the day with meals and chores. It has been very clear veterans enjoying visits and a free meal with other vets.
After 4 Classes on Diesel repair We have completed the replacement of the Burned out clutch on the Kubota Tractor. It is out of the Garage and a local crane was summoned to return the cab to its place on the Frame. The wiring Harness and fuel and hydraulic hoses will be connected this week. All the Veterans and Volunteers that assisted look forward to its use after several weeks of miserable weather during the repairs.
Great News ,we Acquired the use of a Kabota tractor,if we Repair it. We have had 3 Diesel Repair classes so far. The Clutch is Out, a new one ordered and will be put in this weekend.. The next classes will be on a Massey Ferguson Tractor Hydraulic Pump Repair , and then a Bulldozer repair. Very exciting to learn how it is done. A Master tractor mechanic is showing us how it is done.
Major Changes , in the last few weeks I have looked on how I can "Cut Back " on my chores..With as many as 60 to 70 animals,,,,, I Traded , and Sold and Swapped 30 hogs. work today ,(was like a Day off compared to weeks ago). I moved 5 bred sows off the farm. As well as 25 piglets,some 40+ lbs.. Also this weekend we had an Open House , and sold New Pork Products we recently produced. Christmas wreaths and Garlands ....Several new customers were eager to see our New Scottish Highlanders .When this weather breaks I will make a Video.and Post it..Thank you Bruce
Our tenant WB has Transitioned to a Medical Facility Locally , they have thanked us here at Fowler's for our Care and WB will be Transitioning to a assisted care home ( am assured) with funding for the Rest of his life. Being our First Transition, we are very pleased with this success. Thank you our friends and families and Veterans for all their help ,Physical , and Financial ,and their Visits to the Farm and WB.
I am happy to announce that the electric mini-bike raffled for Fowler's RandR Ranch was won by David Hurne, who bought his ticket at the veterans' standdown in Barre last August. He will take delivery Wednesday! Many thanks to all who supported this fundraiser for the ranch.
We are raffling a new Razor MX250 electric minibike. https://www.razor.com/products/dirt/mx350/ The winning ticket will be drawn on December 15th. The bike can have a rider up to 140 pounds and goes 14 miles per hour. It will be delivered anywhere in Vermont. Tickets are $5.00 each; you can pay by Paypal (see Donate) here on our website and we can e-mail you a copy of your ticket. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Help us keep the home fires burning. And of course keep us on your Giving Tuesday list as well. We are a 501(c)3 corporation.
Look forward to continued use of this space. Today was exciting. We moved our new Scottish Highland Family to the farm.
We are very happy to be able to announce our new website! Take some time to explore. I hope to post stories and updates about our Farm periodically here. Welcome!