We wanted to send a message from a farm family in Kentucky.
Those of us who have escaped traditional roles, the hustle and bustle, early morning wake up calls and the constant contact found in group activities are breathing a sort of privileged sense of relief right now.
It’s a time when those around us are reconsidering their overactive schedules, figuring out how to balance work, life, kids, and daily meals.
There was a time when, not pushed by circumstance or risk, that we worked through those same things.
This is the time when you hold us accountable.
What is easy for us to lose sight of, and even hope for, is the difference between self-actualized privilege and forced figuring it out on the seat of your pants while you struggle to make ends meet.
Please know, NMA, is here for it all. If anyone you know participates in SNAP, WIC, Senior Nutrition, or if you know a mom to be on Medicaid please reach out. We can get them immediate assistance to food access @cfmbgky and double their dollars.
If anyone you know is food insecure in Warren County and needs food access through HOTEL INC please let us know.
If someone you know might fall through the cracks because they don’t qualify for a program, but schools being out or companies closing means food gets tight, please let us know.
As privileged and beautiful as our life is here on our farm, we care about you all and we are willing to do what needs doing to get people loved and fed.
This is a portrait of Michelle Howell, a hardworking farmwife, mother of five, author, and advocate. On the left side of the bust you can read text from the poem “Anyway” that was on a wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta, India. “If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.” “The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.”
Leslie Nichols, Artist