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Special Thankyou to Bill Fleming and Kirk Chamberlain

posted Jan 9, 2012, 6:09 PM by Admin at Yacolt Mountain Farm and Nursery   [ updated Jan 10, 2012, 7:18 AM ]

We just finished building a loft in the big barn with the help of Bill Fleming and Kirk Chamberlain. I can't begin to tell you how extremely grateful Caroline and I are to the two of them for all of their help. Bill, concerned with the future of this community, donated all the lumber(from his own land and his own saw mill), and gave us the specs on how to build it.  Kirk, retired from the Oregon Parks Dept, donated his time, knowledge and hard work.  Sometimes it's difficult for me to accept help with projects etc. but I was taken back by these two individuals. Now, I had only met Bill at the Azure Standard pickup a few times and had some small talk conversation. I had told him what I was up to on the farm about getting ready to build a loft. Bill told me to let him know when I was ready. He would like to donate the wood. I had talked to Bill previously when I had talked about first enclosing the barn. Now, after the fact, Bill told me,again, that he really wan
ted to help and donate the lumber. Okay, I thought. This means something to Bill. So, I invited him over for a look and some ideas. Now, Kirk was introduced to me by a good friend Jeff from Foxfire Farm(Jeff had also wanted to help but unfortunately (for us) he was on vacation). All I knew was that Kirk had worked for the Oregon Park Dept and that he was highly skilled at building. Both of these men just wanted to help. I am so glad that I reached out to them.  Now, not only do I have a new loft in the barn, new motivation, I have two great new friends. Thank you guys!