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Kickstarter Project is Live!

Posted 8/2/2019 12:54pm by Ryan Lacz & Liz Balchin.

Hi All-

As I mentioned in the last email, we have been working on getting a Kickstarter funding campaign going to help expand our farm's fencing.  I just clicked the 'launch' button, and we have 30 days to raise at least $4,000!

You can read about the project in detail on our page on Kickstarter.

The summarized version of what we're trying to accomplish:

  • We are hoping to expand our flock of sheep in the coming years to try to keep up with the demand for our 100% grass-fed lamb.  
  • The toughest challenge with raising grass-fed meat is, you guessed it, having enough high quality grass!
  • To meet this challenge, we aim to fence in as much of the back 25 acre field of the farm that we can afford, at least 2/3rds of it.
  • We would also use the newly fenced pastures for our free range eggs, as well as our meat chickens & ducks, and occasionally pigs.
  • We would renovate ares of poor quality buy sewing new grass and clover seed this Fall, and planting shade trees for our animal's well being.


We started using the 25 acre field in the back this past year, and have had great results so far: But, we currently only use portable netting to fence in our sheep in those fields, which literally take hours every day to take down, then set up again each time we need to move the sheep.  Having a strong, permanent fence would give our animals the predator protection they need, as well as allow us to run the farm more efficiently. 

The financial tools of a small local farm are limited- it's very difficult and costly for us to secure a loan for the farm.  Here's where the local community comes in- that's you ;)

Kickstarter is an all or nothing type of fundraiser: if we don't reach our goal of $4,000 in 30 days, we don't receive any money pledged to the campaign.  So help spread the word! Email our link to your friends and family, post it on social media, help us beat the pants off our $4,000 goal.

Any questions or comments, let us know, we're more than happy to talk fencing and pastures!

Thanks so much for your support over the years, and thanks for taking the time to consider our fundraiser.

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Ryan & Liz

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