When you’re forced to ponder what’s really important
Remember that time when you were a kid and the power went out and you played board games on the living room floor with a flashlight? And then when the lights came back on, you couldn’t believe how bright the lights were and how much you appreciated them?
That’s a little like we’re feeling right now, except it’s a flood instead of a power outage, and the games we’re playing are more like “who can find a dry corner of pasture for the animals.” It’s been two weeks, and we’re still waiting for the waters to recede.
Right now, most of the pasture can only be reached by tractor (all the normal farm vehicles get stuck), so all the chores take longer. The chickens are in portable pens up by the barn because they don’t like to get their feet wet. We’ve fed hundreds of gallons of good milk to the pigs because members can’t get to the farm. And the river continues to rise.
It’s a little tiring, if we’re totally honest.
And you know this, too, right? We’ve heard many stories from members facing similar damages. Flooded basements, washed out roads, or flooded gardens are no small thing to overcome. We stand with you, and you are not alone.