We are so sad to share the news that Dry Dock Farm flooded and Michelle Wagstaff tells us she pretty muchlost everything. We found a back up farmer for our eggs this week, and will need to do the same for next week, but Michelle hopes they will be back in the egg business by next week.
Her fields are washed away, which is a devastating loss for her income. Her walk-in cooler washed away and was caught in the trees, while the 100 plus small coolers (with all our eggs) are somewhere on their way to New Orleans. She had to be water rescued from her house on Saturday. Everything is covered in smelly mud, that no matter how much you clean, never really goes away. Her children don’t want her to move back into the home, but they do intend to keep the farm going, so the house will be a weekend home or getaway, only.
Michelle said they had just gotten some young laying hens and they all drowned, along with some of her older chickens, but the guines, geese and ducks were all happy. We’re hoping insurance will allow Michelle and her kids to get themselves and the farm back on their feet quickly. Nolte Hills Nursery farmer Alan Nolte has kindly offered free plants to Michelle, if he has any she can use. I’m sure they could use as many good vibes, prayers, thoughts and well wishes as we can send their way, too.