Farm Gal Needs Help

$555 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 14 months
Mecca Pistel  BENSON, AZ
My name is Maggie and I am 60 years old. I live on a rented farm in Arizona with a few  chickens, 2 dogs, a cat, and a sweet older horse.  I have mostly retired from my job of training horses because I'm getting older and it's getting harder.
I would like to find some help to keep things going this year. It's for myself, my animals and hopefully my future.

It's been a cold winter here in this house.  I'd like to own a water heater. My income is only Social Security and we got no raise this year even though everything costs more.
I just inherited a nice old Dodge truck, it's the first vehicle I've had in 4 years.   It really needs new tires, with new tires I think this old truck will last the rest of my life.
I would like to plant a bigger garden this year, I am good at growing things and love to make fresh salsa.  If I could grow enough  I could sell some maybe.
I plan to take my new old Dodge truck around to yard sales and tack auctions and use my love of horse gear and old saddles to try and make more money.  I also need new glasses and some dentures so I can see better and look better.
I didn't make a lot of plans for my retirement when I was a cowgirl everyday, but I've had a good life mostly.  If you can help, I would be obliged and grateful.  God Bless, and thank you.

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Update 6
Posted by Maggie Baker
3 months ago
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Hi Friends and Family,
Gofundme has suggested that I update for end-of-the-year reviewing so here goes:
Thank you so much for helping me get tires this year! My truck is so happy to have new shoes, and it was so helpful since my truck has been totally neccessary as the workhorse for my move.
Thanks to a lot of help from my family, I now have a much better rental home about 20 miles away from my old rental farm. Sadly, my old landlords repossessed the horse Magic and I had to give away my chickens, but I have high hopes of replacing chickens and gardens come this Spring.
My two great dogs and my fine kitty Smitty made the move with me, we all seem to love this newer better home. The house is bigger and the yard is smaller so keeping a horse again is out of the picture, yet there's plenty of room for gardening and landscaping this wonderful place. I am so thankful, and so grateful to be here!
Each of you that has thought of me with kindness and generosity in the past is in my daily prayers... if you would like to help me today, I'd reopen this gofundme just so that I could buy plants in the Spring instead of seeds, get a little more fencing to discourage the local wildlife out of my planned gardens, and maybe get some paint for the inside of this house- the outside is very neat.
Thank you for every kind thought, Seasons Greetings, and may your 2017 be a good year!
The new house!
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Update 5
Posted by Maggie Baker
13 months ago
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Thanks to your help, I got new tires! I totally emptied this account of your donations used the very last of my savings to make up the price of tires..

I could still really really REALLY use a little help! This was my garden in 2014, I couldn't afford to do it last year. I really want to garden again this year. I can do the work by myself, slowly, but I can't afford the new tools (a shovel, a new rake, 2 new hoses etc) and I need help buying seeds or seedlings. I have and want to continue growing the best fresh veggies ever, and I love to make good salsa with my own homegrown tomatoes and chiles. Thank you, please keep sharing this campaign, I am so grateful to all who've helped me. God Bless
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Update 4
Posted by Maggie Baker
13 months ago
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Thank you dear friends! I just withdrew everything you've so generously donated because I found TIRES! They are costing more than this fund, but I can do this right now, and only because you've helped me! I'm driving to Tucson tomorrow for my appointment with Mr. Rick at Pep Boys, these tires will last me and my wonderful new old truck for the rest of our lives. I can't thank you enough, God Bless Y'all. With gratitude, Maggie Baker
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Update 3
Posted by Maggie Baker
14 months ago
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Thank you for helping me. Please keep sharing me if you can.
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$555 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 14 months
Created January 20, 2016
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Kathryn Ehrhorn
3 months ago

love you magz. miss you and wish you warm and happy holidays in your new home.

$25
Bill Downey
13 months ago
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I wish I could send more, hope it helps!

$55
Anonymous
13 months ago
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Francine Patterson
14 months ago
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Anonymous
14 months ago
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$100
Kathryn Ehrhorn
14 months ago
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here's one heavy duty 6 ply tire for your new truck! (btw, what's his name?) wish it was more.

$125
Anonymous
14 months ago
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Anonymous
14 months ago
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MG
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Mumtaza Guthrie
14 months ago
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Lisa O'Keefe
14 months ago
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In honor of my friend Angie who alerted me to your need to raise funds. Best wishes to you.

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