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Family Farm in Michigan Threatened, Your Support Needed - A Personal Friend of Mine

Susan
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Raleigh, NC
Post #: 169
I apologize to those of you in the homestead group as this is being cross-posted.

Hi All,

My dear friend Jessica Hudson is facing the the threat of losing her family farm because of misinformation in the township office and ignorance surrounding family farms. She could use your support in the form of letters, emails, and fax correspondence.

Jessica and her husband are the proud parents to several beautiful children who all suffer from food allergies. In fact, each one has about 14 allergies. They made a tremendous financial sacrifice when Jessica left her well-compensated position to care for their sick children. They also knew a homestead would allow them to raise goats for fresh milk, animals for meat, and chickens for soy-free eggs and this would enable their children to have a healthy future. The prospect of selling rabbits, natural skin care products, and ferments from their farm would allow for an additional source of income.

They meticulously searched for the right home and land. Finally, they settled on a lovely home with some land in Williamstown Township, MI. They contacted the township office with their potential new address to be sure they could own livestock and they were given the go ahead by an employee, something the township denies.

They soon settled into their new home and soon pigs, bunnies, chickens, and goats were added. Several months after the addition of their animals ( and a prominent neighbor put his house on the market ) they received a notice from the township indicating all animals had to be removed.

Jessica contacted the Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Find, has their support and is also covered under the Michigan Right To Farm Act.

Please share spread the word and show your support for this wonderful family.

Respectful letters of support may be sent to :

Email : Wanda Bloomquist at Bloomquistw@williamstowntownship.com
Fax : 517-655-3971
Mail : 990 N. Zimmer Road, Williamston, MI 48895-8180

Link to news story : http://www.wilx.com/h...­.

Link to the Farm's Facebook Page : http://www.facebook.c...­.
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