Monday, December 10, 2007

Black Sheep Creamery

The recent flooding in the Pacific Northwest took a horrific toll on Black Sheep Creamery, a commercial sheep dairy outside of Chehalis, WA, run by the Gregory family. Their historic barn, house, and cheesemaking facilities were all under water and they lost all but 23 out of about 80 sheep. I've never met the Gregorys, just exchanged a few emails, but they are a young family making a living following the same dream that I'm pursuing. They are in the process now of mucking out the barn, cleaning the house and buildings and dealing with the general chaos their farm is in. They have had a lot of volunteer help from the local community, but I am sure they still have a lot of work ahead of them. Meg Gregory has been posting updates regularly on their website Black Sheep Creamery. The fortitude, positive outlook and gratitude she expresses when describing the efforts by friends, family, and strangers to recover from this catastrophe is pretty incredible and inspiring.

If you would like to help them out in this season of giving, an assistance fund is being set up to take donations.

Checks payable to Black Sheep Creamery can be sent to:
Gretchen Wilson, 28014 120th ST SE Monroe 98272
Within days a website should be up and running and enable paypal donations.

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