Day 60/61 – ideas and actions

060061Last night we had our first “think tank meeting” – a group of us who are creative, motivated and need some mutual encouragement/butt kicking.  We ate good food, had good conversation, and even managed to stay on task for a good portion of the evening.

To what purpose?  How we can all take the stuff swirling around in our heads, and *do* something with it.  How we take the things that we are passionate about (farming, art, music, photography, writing, cooking, etc) and take it to the next level.  How we can provide goods and services to others, and share our enjoyment and passion with them.

The outcome?  At least two of the group have written down their idea (in Facebook form) and what they are going to do with it.  Some of us are still nervous (terrified?) about what we want to do.  Some of us need to just write everything down and sort it out.

And there is my pile of post-it notes and shiny new gel pens.  I’ve tried binders, notebooks, e-writing, to little success.  I usually forget what page in what notebook I wrote something down, and that’s the end of it.  Post-its = 1 idea per paper = hopefully less chance of forgetting it/losing it = more chance of something getting done and not just thought about or talked about.

I’ll keep you posted.  Get it?  “Posted”?  heheheh

 

Day 52 – a new leaf

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We received notice from the State of Ohio today that our new registered trade name for the farm has been approved. Henceforth, we will be called Innisfree on the Stillwater, a name that reaches back to the farm’s recent and older history while reflecting the new transitions we anticipate as Keba and I take over operations.

This is more than just a name change for us. In being forced to take on a new name, we’re also being forced to recognize what we’ve been doing since we first moved back to the farm three and a half years ago: we’re taking this place over and making it our own. That means something, and we need to show it.

In keeping with that thought, our full name going forward will be:

Innisfree on the Stillwater
A family-run sustainable farm and nature preserve
“Growing in life by growing our food”

Updated websites, Facebook pages, and email addresses will follow.

An update on the NeverSeconds weblog debacle

In a predictably rapid capitulation, the Argyll and Bute Council reversed their decision to censor Martha Payne of the NeverSeconds weblog. In addition, her fundraising effort raised £19,000 in about 24 hours in support of the charity Mary’s Meals. This is an incredible … Continue reading

In a predictably rapid capitulation, the Argyll and Bute Council reversed their decision to censor Martha Payne of the NeverSeconds weblog. In addition, her fundraising effort raised £19,000 in about 24 hours in support of the charity Mary’s Meals.

This is an incredible example of what can happen when people care and act, but we can’t content ourselves with just this. We have to keep caring and keep acting.

If you live in the US and want to help improve the lives and health of public school students, consider supporting  and organization like Farm to School. Let’s keep up the momentum. We can win.

DLH

An update on the NeverSeconds weblog debacle

In a predictably rapid capitulation, the Argyll and Bute Council reversed their decision to censor Martha Payne of the NeverSeconds weblog. In addition, her fundraising effort raised £19,000 in about 24 hours in support of the charity Mary’s Meals. This is an incredible example of what can happen when people care and act, but we can’t content ourselves […] Continue reading

In a predictably rapid capitulation, the Argyll and Bute Council reversed their decision to censor Martha Payne of the NeverSeconds weblog. In addition, her fundraising effort raised £19,000 in about 24 hours in support of the charity Mary’s Meals.

This is an incredible example of what can happen when people care and act, but we can’t content ourselves with just this. We have to keep caring and keep acting.

If you live in the US and want to help improve the lives and health of public school students, consider supporting  and organization like Farm to School. Let’s keep up the momentum. We can win.

DLH

Read more at my Farming blog...

An update on the NeverSeconds weblog debacle

In a predictably rapid capitulation, the Argyll and Bute Council reversed their decision to censor Martha Payne of the NeverSeconds weblog. In addition, her fundraising effort raised £19,000 in about 24 hours in support of the charity Mary’s Meals. This is an incredible example of what can happen when people care and act, but we can’t content ourselves […]

In a predictably rapid capitulation, the Argyll and Bute Council reversed their decision to censor Martha Payne of the NeverSeconds weblog. In addition, her fundraising effort raised £19,000 in about 24 hours in support of the charity Mary’s Meals.

This is an incredible example of what can happen when people care and act, but we can’t content ourselves with just this. We have to keep caring and keep acting.

If you live in the US and want to help improve the lives and health of public school students, consider supporting  and organization like Farm to School. Let’s keep up the momentum. We can win.

DLH

Read more at my Farming blog...