Thanksgiving is nearly here and in that spirit, we at Pine Grove Pastures have much to be thankful for. The past year has been a huge transition for us. We moved to Tomahawk, converted a horse boarding farm into a small but productive diversified livestock and produce operation, and remodeled a large portion of our living structure (since house doesn’t describe it accurately). There have been an innumerable amount of hurdles, red tape, mental and physical challenges and a whole lot of work that’s been poured into establishing our farm and a bunch of folks who have helped us along the way.
The Tomahawk community: many of which we met through our public library's amazing Play and Learn program. Since our arrival we’ve felt welcomed and at home here. I can’t tell you how appreciative we are for the friends and acquaintances we’ve had the pleasure of meeting. You all have made the social transition for us and our kids an easy one.
Our farmer friends in the area: From acquiring livestock, hay, and straw to learning where to get feed and supplies, our farmer friends here have been exceptional. Thanks for the occasional emergency vet visits, use of machinery, and generosity in sharing your resources and knowledge. You have always been willing to help in any way, and we seriously could not have done this without you guys and gals. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I only hope to someday repay each of you for all your help.
Our inspirational friends: You guys know who you are (even if you live across the country). This is a special group of people that have known us through the duration of our journey and provided encouragement all along the way. For each of us there is a handful of people who truly shift our lives in paramount ways. You are the foundation on which our dream was conceived and built and you’ll always hold a special place in our brains (a heart is just a muscular organ).
Family and friends: Thank you for caring about what we are doing and supporting our work. It’s not always easy to see the big picture when you’re so close to it. While our decisions aren’t always popular, we are grateful that you’ve stuck with us through the twists and turns throughout this journey.
Lastly, all of the folks who have been sharing in our progress through our blog and on facebook. Although many of you aren’t in a location in which we can serve you, your support and willingness to share our stories with others is a HUGE benefit to our psyche and in reaching new people who might be future customers. Keep up the good work!
Sincerely, thank you to everyone who’s been a part of Pine Grove Pastures in our first year and in the past. It is our hope to pay forward the goodwill shown to us and continue to develop our business and our relationships with each of you. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday.