Barn Rebuild - Thoughtful Food farm

$65,595 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 158 people in 53 months
From the Thoughtful Food blog 2/11/15 :
"We lost our entire barn last night to a fire. We've lost all our rabbits and a large amount of equipment and tools. Our pigs, steers, and chickens survived. It's going to be a very trying time for us over the next few months."-Jeff and Jen

Please help us rebuild our farm -

Please give what you can*.  The 2/12/15 blog post details our plans on how we plan to start the recovery and rebuilding process.

Contact us directly if you would prefer to offer material donations (equipment, tools, help planning for a new barn, etc). 

Thank you to all our friends, family and neighbors who have shown their support. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful community. 

*NB: GoFundMe takes a 5% cut of all donations funneled through the site. All the rest will go directly to Thoughtful Food (Jeff and Jen) for our rebuilding effort.
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Here is the official flyer announcement with all the party details. Feel free to share. Stay a little, stay a while, stop by just to say Hi. Looking forward to sharing our sincere appreciation with you all.
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A few more photos
things are taking shape
A week in to construction...amazing
2 weeks in
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We finally have more updates to report. It has been a busy summer so far. After a month or so of waiting for permits, etc. we got the okay to start construction. The team of builders broke ground on June 24th and have been hard at work Monday through Friday, ever since. More photos of barn re-build progress to come.

We are happy to announce a Barn-Raising party on August 8th. Time and some details still TBD. Many of you have expressed a desire to help with some of the re-construction. This date will be an opportunity to help with putting up some siding and other projects but mostly a community celebration and thank you to all who donated funds, offered help and support throughout this process, and sent prayers and positive energy.

If you cannot make that date but still want to help just e-mail us. We will likely be having small work parties during the remainder of the summer to get the barn animal ready before the winter. For additional updates and info check out Jeff's blog on the farm website.
The before shot
Art installation or early pole barn?
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Feeling very blessed and appreciative. We recently received our content claim monies from the insurance which has put us above our initial goal amount.

Lots has happened since I last updated. After the asbestos was gone, Jeff worked hard on clearing the remaining debris. Metal scraps have been recycled and some salvaged. Wood and other debris sent off in another dumpster for disposal. Overall much progress has been made in a short time.

Next steps: We are in the process of looking at barn specs and trying to decide which company to choose. We have submitted the initial permitting requests and hope that things will stay on target for a barn raising tentatively in July.

For more details check out Jeff's blog on the website -
happy pigs
excavator from Calendar Construction
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Kate Bowers
52 months ago

What thoughtful, ethical, kind folks Jen and Jeff are. We are so lucky to have them in our community.

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Raised by 158 people in 53 months
Created February 12, 2015
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What thoughtful, ethical, kind folks Jen and Jeff are. We are so lucky to have them in our community.

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