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Save our Heritage Barn

$2,070 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 7 months
Our barn needs a full preservation will you help?

Our barn project just got bigger!  We are going for a full preservation.  

We were invited to apply for a Heritage Barn Initiative Grant. The Washington Historical Trust administers these grants on behalf of The Washington Dept. of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

These are highly completive grants. The grantee must match dollar for dollar. Gratefully in-kind donations of time, material and equipment count towards the matching dollars.   We are going to ask local busniesses to help sponsor the project, but we will still need help from you.

We started The Smithshyre  because we wanted our community to better understand where their food comes from.  We consider oursleves "an actually
organic homestead".  We love sharing the homestead with others.

The old Foss Farm came with a 1930's dairy barn.  The barn had not been maintained for decades.  We had it Heritage Registered in 2016 the 1st step in preservation. 

Those who contribute will be invited to a special event / community celebration next fall (2018) at a date to be determined.  We will make it memorable,  we promise.

For history buffs, I have a blog post with lots of fun specifics about the barns history click this link to read more.


We use the barn for livestock. We keep our dairy goats in a re-roofed section of the barn. We also do our daily milking in the barn, in the rainy season this requires a pop up because the roof leaks. We hope to someday use the barn for community events. 


Please help us protect a bit of Kitsap's Heritage and help us continue to utilize the barn and share it with our community.

This video shows the rain pouring in during a rain storm.


Thank you for your support. 

Sincerly,
Erin & Roni
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We were invited to apply for a grant, the Heritage Barn Initiative. These are highly competitive grants that require matching funds or in-kind donations. So lets have an event, lets create community & lets save an old barn.

Join us June 2nd from 4 -10pm for our "Barn Raiser" fundraiser. The kind folks at the Kitsap Community Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) are co-sponsoring this great event.

We will have live music, a petting zoo, kids activities, food vendors, silent auction, farm tours and a special screening of "Farmers for America"
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Well this hard rain has light a fire under me to raise more funds. Remember even just $5 helps.

Notice only one section of the barn needs re-roofed. The story goes something like this. To this day, the roofing lays on the ground near the barn. We need to get it roofed then we will sturdy up the rest.

We would do it our selfs but it looks pretty steep and sketchy. We would like to get some pros up there will you help us.
Turkeys just days from harvest.
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Thank You Everyone! We have some great momentum helps us keep it up. Our campaign is treading thanks to your great shares, keep it up!

A high school friend of mine donated all the way from Paris. A high school friend of Roni's also donated all the way from North Dakota.

Who else, from far away, wants to help save the barn?

For a brief history of the barn click the link.

http://www.thesmithshyre.com/?p=799
Turkeys in front of the barn.
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Dear Supporters and Friends,

Well we are off to a great start, thank you so to those who have donated. have you ever visited The Smithshyre? Did you step inside the barn to meet some livestock if so please consider donating today. Any amount helps even just $5.
Kidds in a basket
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