Deep Water at Falster Farm

$1,715 of $30k goal

Raised by 14 people in 37 months
Nancy Tow Falster  WINNSBORO, TX

We have been "raising food fit to eat" for ourselves and interns here at Falster Farm. The demand is growing as more and more folks become aware of what is happening with 'factory farming' and folks 'in the know' want to buy food from local farmers who they know and trust. People want healthy food for their families and when they find it, they don't want to lose the source.

We can meet that need if we have consistent water to grow grass for the livestock we raise on the farm. We have a lot of supporters and while they may not want a whole cow, they do want real food and they can secure it for themselves and others by partnering with us in purchasing a deep well.

A deeper water well will give us the ability to do a "Serengeti-style" grazing system that has proven to be highly successful in the south. This produces a much more nutrient dense pasture so that more cows can be raised in the same amount of space. This is especially important considering these are grass-fed cows...they aren't your typical factory-farmed cows, imprisoned knee-deep in their own feces, living on antibiotics and GMO corn that is trucked in.

Digging a typical shallow well of less than 50 feet is not a big deal. In fact, we already have one of those and it goes dry with one garden watering, leaving us dependent on city water for the house. What is needed is for the required volume is a deep well of 275-450 feet with 4-inch diameter piping and a pump attached to a 3-phase motor. All this raises costs by orders of magnitude. Then the water needs to be piped to various fields and gardens.

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Update 4
Posted by Nancy Falster
37 months ago
Even though this will not show up on the ticker 'tape' we have received another 1,000.00 check from Laddie Hodge, plus two more $100.00 checks from Doug and Mattie Anderson! Thank you for those who are partnering wit us and the plan for gaining more water to grow more grass to feed more folks from the pastured meats we raise here at the farm.
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Update 3
Posted by Nancy Falster
37 months ago
Hi here's an update for those following the progress of our Deep Water project:
We have an Aunt who has sent us $1,000.00 to add to the fund. Robyn Genest said, " here's my part!" so even though it does not show on the ticker...we are closer than we were yesterday! Thanks for continuing to view and share our fun project to help bring more food to real folks by having consistent water from deep in the earth to nourish the grass to grow our pastured live stock!
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Update 2
Posted by Nancy Falster
37 months ago
Please don't feel bad if you must send a check! We are so grateful to have your support and the funds are going in the Deep Water fund, no matter in what form your generosity is received. Be ready to come and share a cool glass of clean water soon!
Thank you for supporting small farmers growing real food for real folks! I'll give updates from donations received via other methods regularly.Keep sharing too :)
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Update 1
Posted by Nancy Falster
37 months ago
We have student interns that have asked for a donation level they can participate in...these new levels may suit you as well! Thanks for sharing and helping Falster Farm get into deep water!
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$1,715 of $30k goal

Raised by 14 people in 37 months
Created October 27, 2013
BM
$25
Bill & Susan Marak
37 months ago

We might have some mutual friends, my wife was born in Sulphur Springs.

DA
$100
Douglas Anderson
37 months ago (Offline Donation)

God Bless your efforts!

RG
$1,000
Robyn Genest
37 months ago (Offline Donation)

Hope this helps!

MB
$25
Michael Breslin
37 months ago

Good luck!

CS
$50
Charles Sebrell
37 months ago

Anyone named after a Danish island has to be helped. Selv tak.

SP
$50
Sally Porter
37 months ago
GS
$25
Glen Shipley
37 months ago

Hope you make your goal.

RF
$100
Robert Falster
37 months ago
RR
$100
Randi Rein
37 months ago
LR
$100
LindaRebekka Rein
37 months ago
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