Mountain Lady Farm Project has 21 active children in this year's program, with 2 children graduating this year and now volunteering their time to help supervise the program. The West Asheville Tailgate Market supports our program and our customers want to purchase what the children make. The children want to help make money so it is a win win. This year the children painted terra cotta pots that we put plants in that we grew in our little green house. We made potholders, feathered, earrings, scarves, and Christmas Tree ornaments that sold well at the market.
This year Mountain Lady Farm Project was invited to participate in the Fiber Feel Day an event sponsored by Local Cloth another nonprofit which I am a member of. We sell yarn made from our goat's fiber as well as our repurposed feed bags. The Macon County Fair, our 3rd year as a vendor, requires us to bring a fiber animal so Thelma, our smallest Pygora goat came with us again this year.
Brenda my S-I-L's church in Atlanta Georgia invites us to their Craft Event. This year our first sale was 48 Christmas Tree ornaments! We are so grateful! We ended this year with a local church's craft event where we were asked to bring our triangular shawl loom and a few children from our program to demonstrate the crafts they make. This church supports nonprofits. The 2 children we brought were the hit of the event. I could not be more proud of how well they adapted to being able to work with the public in an educational and sales capacity.
We always do a program on Black Friday. This year our local community center sponsored a square dance to raise money to help pay for the fuel cost to heat the center this winter. Black Friday we made cupcakes that we donated for the event's bake sale.
Mountain Lady Farm Project is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. all donations and contributions are used in accordance with the nonprofit's purpose and tax exempt allowance.