It is with a heavy heart that I write this post today. The words have been circling around in my brain for days, but I have been unable to sit down and put them together.
There is no way to sugar coat this news. We have made the decision to close our farm, sell our cows, and I have accepted a job offer that moves our family out of state.
We have poured our heart, soul, and savings into this venture. We have faced and overcome many trials and set backs over the past several years. This past year hit us with the loss of some of our best cows and hay that was put up wet. The resulting milk shortage was severe; we tried dropping several products, including our raw milk sales, in an attempt to maximize profits and with the hope of surviving this year. But, it was not enough. Sadly, as winter loomed closer around the corner, we faced it with no reserves or savings, many bills from last year still unpaid and many more from this year past due. This coupled with Andy and myself being physically and emotionally drained, the most logical decision for our family is to call it done. Our children need us more available to them, we need time to regroup and reconnect.
Please know how very much we have appreciated the support all of our customers have shown us. We have loved getting to know so many of you and will miss you.
I would like to send out a special heartfelt thankyou to our chefs/restaurants who supported us month after month, year after year. Chef John Rea from Paragon Dundee and M's Pub, Paul and Jessica from Block 16, Chef Diana Browder from The Holland Center For Performing Arts, Chef Thomas McKinney-Stehr and Chef Jeffrey Miller from The Lied Lodge.....
Special thanks also to Lawrence Butler of The LIC and Daddy's Neighborhood Grocery and to the Slow Money Group Omaha Chapter for your support! One final thank you.. to Amy and Nathan Kramer... you have not only supported us but have helped lift our "spirits".
We cannot say thank you enough!
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