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Save our Heritage Barn

$1,945 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 4 months
Our barn needs major roof repairs, will you help us?

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, thought it had not been maintain for decades.  We had it heritage registered in hopes of finding a grant but those funds dried up.  The barn needs a new roof, well more precisely, one third of the roof needs to be replaced.  That third is still the original cedar shakes. 

Those who contribute will be invited to a special potluck / community celebration next Spring 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. The roof is just the first step in our formal preservation efforts. Repairs to the flooring, exterior walls and supports are also needed.


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

Several area roofers estimates the repairs will cost $6,000.

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


Thank you for your support. 

Sincerly,
Erin & Roni
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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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Thank you to all that have donate, so far. Thank you so much your support it means the world to us.

Any amount helps even just $5, maybe ask a friend to match you?

When we took over this farm every building needed major repairs. Roofs, flooring, siding, even doors needed to be replace. But the barn needs extra help, will you help us protect our heritage?

Remember, those who contribute will get a special invite to a potluck / celebration in the Spring.
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$1,945 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 4 months
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HG
$50
Hildur Gleason
2 months ago
WV
$20
Willow Vanderheyden
3 months ago
$200
Anonymous
3 months ago
$40
Janelle Hopper
3 months ago
NN
$25
Naomi Nichols
3 months ago
DP
$100
Dana Pickard
3 months ago
TS
$75
Tom & Paula Strid
3 months ago
KG
$150
Kathy Gere
3 months ago (Offline Donation)
$10
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3 months ago
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