We love producing this fest. From day one, we believed it to be a truly special event – with an amazing community. We believe that even more today. We’ve also realized that moving forward, we have to choose between running the fest so that others can learn new skills, or we can dig into our own homesteading projects like raising animals and growing food. It’s not possible for us to do both, as running the fest is quite literally a full-time job, between the two of us. On top of bill-paying-jobs and homeschooling. Even with our amazing team of volunteers.
But, rather than settling for one or the other, we’ve decided to trust in community and learn to be okay with asking for help! In this spirit, we’ve created this wish list that will help us to pull off the festival and free up some time to check an item or two off of our farm to-do list. A donation of a shed that can become a composting outhouse saves us hours of building time. A donation of a wood stove, or wood-chipper saves hours of kijiji-hunting. Plus, a lot of these items are just not in the fest budget, as we are still barely breaking even. These are simply some of the realities of this event, and we are optimistic for years to come. We’re still just a toddler of an event. Practically newborn.
Thanks for digging in with us and checking to see if you or anyone you know has any of these items collecting dust that could be donated – or loaned. We’d be happy to brush them off and pour new life into them!