TestiMOOnials and Thank You

As part of her school work, 5-year old Abi says her favorite place is the Local Farm barn!
Abi's PieceLater, she illustrated us in the barn… complete with hinged barn doors…

barn doors shutfriends at the barn

Ann Toll and her husband traveled from New Hope, PA to attend our Sept 2014 workshop: Matt and I wanted to thank you so much for such an enjoyable day on Saturday. The workshop was so interesting and informative.  We really loved it! Thanks so much for sharing your love and knowledge of these wonderful creatures with the world.
Family Cow Workshop - local farm
Lynn Kramer, a wannabe Family Cow Keeper, writes of our 2013 Family Cow Forum:
I really appreciate having the opportunity to ask, and have answered, so many of my questions. And meeting folks who are new to the process was particularly helpful. It really highlighted for me that you have to figure out what works for both you and the cow, and there are many choices and options in the process of finding your own path. I can’t wait to get started.

The following cowmoonts arrived shortly after our September 17, 2012 workshop; Keeping a Family Cow...
Debra, I just wanted to thank you again for the workshop last Saturday. It was such a delight to finally meet you! I also felt a sweet kinship, with you personally, and also the work you are doing there with Local Farm. I find it is always a gift to rub elbows with such comrades, especially in these challenging days often imbued with materialism and paranoia. I also want to thank you for helping me to feel so much more confident than I ever thought I would about taking on my own cow, and also for helping me to feel like it’s even possible in the first place. Oh, how I have longed to nurture a close relationship with such a benevolent creature. Now that I have attended your workshop, I am pining all the more! Warmly, Brenda ArmstrongDebra,Thanks again for all your effort on Saturday, our family greatly enjoyed our visit to your farm. We have been talking about it together and with our friends ever since. 🙂 One of the things that we appreciated the most was your willingness to teach and share in such an unintimidating way. (Peter never thought that cows could be calm and gentle, and insisted that he would never milk one) Now he admits that it would be possible and beneficial for our family to adjust to life with a family cow to take care of and milk. We are still discussing some of the fine details of how, when, and where, but I just wanted to share with you our admiration for all that you do to educate and encourage people about cow ownership.thanks Caity
Thanks, Zjeke, for the photos! Click for Margaret’s report of a typical Family Cow workshop.