|Chris helps out with feeding|
But in my meditative organizing mode, I realized it's high time for a new option for shareholders.
Beginning now, for our 2012 shares, I'm going to institute a new category: The "Help Share." Here's how we'll do it. You can sign up for a Help Share and commit 10 hours of easy, fun labor on the farm between now and the fiber coming back from the processor, probably in the early fall of the year. You'll earn a half share of fiber for those 10 hours (a $90 value). Or if you'd like to get a Whole Share of fiber, you can get half of it in exchange for labor. We'll keep track of your time and be all official and everything.
Half Help Share = 10 hours of work for half a fiber share,
Whole Help Share = 10 hours of work + $90 for a whole fiber share.
And I can only take the first 10 folks who sign up.
What do you think? Some people are gifted with cash and others with time and an interest in learning about the stuff that goes on here. We'll do animal chores, fiber prep work, general farm maintenance, maybe dye yarn, alpaca halter practice, and who knows what else.
I hear from wonderful folks from time to time that they'd like to help, but I didn't have a good way to actually incorporate them into the day-to-day life of the farm. This way, I can train those eager folks who'd like to learn farm life, and get an extra pair of hands now and again to make the jobs go faster. Win-win.
If the Help Share sounds good to you, please drop me a note at ctelisak at juno dot com.
(And remember - all shareholders of record get an invitation to the Annual Shareholders' Christmas Tea on December 10. Just sayin'.)