Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Winner and Update

Hi everyone!  The winner was announced over on Olde Haven Farm's Facebook page but I wanted to make sure you saw it here too.  The winner is...

Congratulations Batina!

And then just a quick update.  It's hard to even write because I am really emotional about the whole thing.  Hubby is angry, but I just want to curl up and cry.  The week of Christmas, somebody came in and stole our livelihood from us.  They stole over $5000 worth of tools.  And these are tools we need.  Tools we need to work on the barn.  Tools we need to work on the tractor.  Tools we need to cut down our firewood (they took our $500 chainsaw).  Tools hubby needs for his job.  It's so easy to get bitter and lose hope.  It feels like we just keep taking hits.  Life sucks sometimes.  People suck sometimes.  Just keeping it real.

That is all.
Hope you all had a better Christmas then we did.
And I hope you enjoy your New Year celebrations.


Monday, December 28, 2015

WIN an AWESOME 2016 Calendar (TODAY ONLY)!!!

Hello everyone!  I'm back today with a fabulous giveaway!!!

Sarah Hudock is an amazing artist who focuses primarily on Chicken Art.  Her work is so fabulous, please make sure you check it out.  She has generously donated a calendar to giveaway to one lucky winner.  You can view the whole calendar here.  And you can go to her website here.

How to win a calendar:

All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to share this link:


You can share it on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, message boards...where ever you can think of.  And I'll even give you one entry for ever place you share the link.  Leave me a comment telling me where you share it.

You are really helping us out by sharing the link.  The link, in case you didn't already figure it out, is a link to our crowdfunding campaign we have going on right now for the farm.

I will announce who wins the calendar tomorrow.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hello From The Other Side!

Hi everyone!  It's been awhile since I've posted anything, I know.  My life has kinda headed in a completely different direction.  And I want to tell you about that, and maybe ask for your support.  But I will do my best to reward you for your support so make sure you scroll far enough down to read about that.

So we moved.  From Colorado to Maine.  To farm.
Yep.  :)

We are those people.  The kind of people you hear about and say "they did what!?!"

We moved 2000 miles from a crowded suburb to a 90 acre parcel in Central Maine, where we knew nobody, to start a farm.  What appealed to us was a simpler life and the values of small towns.  We loved Maine and its beauty and looked for property out here for several years before making the move.  When we found the property we wanted, we put in an offer sight unseen (other than online).  See?  Crazy.  But we couldn't be happier and we have been working diligently ever since on turning the piece of land into a working farm.  
It's been an exciting and crazy adventure so far.  We have suck all of our time and money into this adventure and still have so much more we want to do.  We are trying to set up a legitimate farm that serves and meets the community's need.

So we've decided to try a crowdfunding campaign...I mean, it's worked for others, right?

Here's how you can help.

1) View the campaign, and if you feel compelled to contribute, do so!
                 **  Since you are my scrapbooking friends, I will gladly swap out any contribution gift with a scrapbooking goody box.  Just let me know.  
                 ***  Have feedback about our campaign?  PLEASE share it with me.  I have never done this before and appreciate any advice or feedback you have.  

2) SHARE the campaign.  Help us spread the word!  You can share on Facebook, twitter, blogs, message boards...wherever you can think of!
      As an incentive for sharing, we are doing a giveaway.  Everyone who shares the campaign link gets an entry to the giveaway.  Winners can choose between an Olde Haven Farm gift bundle or (once again, since you are my scrapbooking friends) an amazing scrapbooking/paper crafting goody box.  I will make it worth it, I promise.  ;)

So now that I have said all that.  Here's the link to our campaign.

And here are some pictures from our last year...

I have plenty more I could share, but I don't want to make this post even longer.  :)

I want to thank you in advance for the sharing and the contributions to the campaign.  You can follow the farm on Facebook here.