Start a farm?

Oct. 31, 2016 will be a day that will forever be etched in my memory

Oct. 31 2016 will be a day that will forever be etched in my memory.

Its the day I met Mary (not her real name) in Parksville. It was cold and raining and she sat in an alcove huddled in a quilt, stuff in a shopping cart, obviously homeless.

On most days I would not have paid much attention, but this day was to be different. Mary did not appear to be begging, she was just trying to get warm out of the wind.

I was struck with such sadness and a sense of how unfair life can be at times. It seems to me that there had to be a better way  to help our own than is in place now,  a hand up not a handout.

Its not a pipe dream folks, its being done at Woodwynn Farms in Victoria. It is my dream to follow their example.

So, I have started searching for a farm. It would be a place for learning life skills towards self support while in a supportive, loving environment. We pray that everyone who can help, will. Contact me (ugotmay@shaw.ca) for more information.

May Woodman

Nanoose Bay

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