I hope this letter finds you well! As we enter the holiday season I’m filled with a nostalgia for many past Christmases, as I’m sure is a familiar feeling for many of you. Most of my holidays have been spent on this particular farm, where I remember baking kringles on behalf of our Norwegian grandpa, Len Freese, hunting the property for the perfect Christmas tree (which was always far from perfect), and unloading the many boxes of Christmas decor my mom stowed away all year, helping to find the prime location for every last snowman, Santa, nativity, or piece of greenery.
As my career path brought me back to the farm earlier this year, taking over some of Farmer Bob’s duties as he transitions into retirement, I am continually reminded of the wonderful memories of enjoying this property and its history over the years. It has truly been a blessing to call this place home.
This spring and fall I had the pleasure of helping with our school programs, something I have not been a part of for many years. It instilled a new found appreciation for these programs, seeing the children curiously watch our demonstrations and ask incredulously about a piece of history that gets further and further from our current reality. These children haven’t known a world before the existence of the internet – what a long way we have come! I think it’s so wonderful to be able to share a hands-on experience with them that they can hold on to through the years.
If you have had an invaluable experience at Pomeroy Farm, and/or embrace our mission of maintaining and preserving history and creating an opportunity to share farm life – past and present – with the community, we humbly ask that you consider us and our cause during this giving season. Your generous donations have kept us going for many years and we hope to be around for many more.
Many thanks and blessings to you all!
Interim Executive Director