Thanks to everyone who has called with concern about our farm. We’ve managed to escape the worst of these harrowing days of wind and fire. So far, so good. But, the same can’t be said for many of our neighbors. Kay Rogers, a dear friend who serves as a New Farm Institute board member, lost her home in a matter of hours on Saturday. Other friends have been evacuated and do not know what they will find when they return. Please pray and donate what you can.

Our River Farm was a few miles from the main Bastrop fire. We anguished as fire drew near because power was lost when a electric line went down. Strange to have a river flowing past us and a well full of water, but no way to bring relief to crops pummeled by winds. If only we had a solar-powered pump…

Work Off Stress

The anxiety of the past few days have been depressing and near paralyzing. To shake this off and restore our faith, we’re hosting Work days at Bastrop River Farm: This Saturday + Sunday, 9-1. All hands needed to help with fencing, planting, barn building…Time to put one foot in front of the other. Focus on growing food, flowers and meat for Bastrop and Austin!

Participants are encouraged to bring a towel and cool off with a dip in the River when the work is done. RSVP, 512-484-2746.