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You guys have all blown me away - I can't thank each and every one of you enough for supporting our project. We have lots of new videos to edit and sort through and fun updates - I don't want to be spamming everyone here with updates so we will be updating further on our identical blogs: http://foxloft.blogspot.com/ and http://foxloft.tumblr.com/
If you would like to keep up with our adventures with the farm, art, and other day-to-day things, I do keep a livejournal as well: http://foxfeather.livejournal.com/
If blogs and journals aren't your thing, we will continue to add links and updates on our website at: http://foxloft.com/farm
As an update about the rewards - I am going to be sending surveys out to everyone who is awaiting one, that should get to you in the next week or so. I am working on an original painting design to print on the postcards, that is why the delivery estimate is for June (it will take me a bit of time to get them back from the printers!). So expect to hear from me again soon!
Thank you again, everyone, for making this project such an amazing success for us - now the real work begins! :) Thank you for having a hand in making it happen!
You guys have done it again - blown me away with your support and with 8 hours to go we've just been nudged over our goal to raise $3000 and get us hard to work restoring the prairie this year!
As promised : Reward upgrades! (These are all in addition to your already chosen sponsor gift!)
$5 and $10 backers will have their names (or one of their choice) memorialized together on a plaque put up in the apiary in honor of all of our generous donors!
$25 backers - we will be upgrading our plaque design to use found, time-sculpted wood from the farm and will be taking photos of the individual plaques in front of the tree they sponsored!
$40 backers will receive a free surprise gift with their bee pendants!
$60 backers will have an option to upgrade to a tree-of-life pendant wrapped around a gem (such as serpentine, tiger's eye, etc.)!
$75 and $150 backers will get the option of either a size upgrade (to 5"x7" inches) or the choice of which animal the painting is of!
There is still a little time left if you'd like to donate - all extra funds past our goal will be going to buying more bat houses, bumblee bee houses, and possibly screech or barn owl housing to hang up in the woods as well!
Thank you again, everyone!
We're in the final day of fundraising and I have to thank everyone, again, for your fantastic generosity and support of our work!
We are currently just $172 short of meeting our expanded $3000 goal to not only put in the apiary but restore an entire acre of prairie this year with over 100 native species!!
Also, a reminder - if we hit that goal we will be upgrading all the backer rewards! (Larger painting sizes or choice of subject, a free gift, special plaque upgrades, or others depending on the backer level) - so if you know anyone who is interested in these last hours, everyone will benefit! :)
As soon as the project concludes, we will start emailing backers who chose prizes with details about them. The bee pendants will be shipping out shortly to their new homes and I will be contacting people about details of what you'd like on your tree plaques, if you chose that option!
What comes after? We're going to be photo-documenting our process and blogging about our summer progress, so we will continue to keep in touch that way so you can see how we're doing and where the funds are going to! :)
Thank you, thank you, thank you again!!
I have been working hard to get these bee pendants ready - I hope to have all the sponsor rewards out before the estimated date so you can have your thank you goodies as soon as possible.
A huge, huge thanks to all of our sponsors - for all of you that chose this reward one of these little guys will be winging its way to you in May. :) I will begin working on the paintings next!
With exactly one week left on our campaign, we are hoping to reach our new goal of $3000 so we can restore an entire acre of native prairie this year with over 100 different species of grasses and wildflowers! Word of mouth is always our best friend so if you know anyone who might be interested in our project (and our gift rewards!) please point them our way!
Thank you again, so much, for making such a huge difference to our farm, the local environment, and our dream - you have all helped us to get one step closer to being soon covered in bees!
pledged of $1,500 goal
seconds to go
Apr 11, 2012 - May 3, 2012 (22 days)
Pledge $5 or more
For a donation of $5, you will get a thank you shout on our blog and our sincere appreciation!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Show us this work is important to you! You will receive a hand-signed art postcard as our thanks. (All rewards include the cost of shipping.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Tree Sponsor: For donations of $20 or more, we will plant a tree and with it a special identifying plaque featuring your name! You will also receive a hand-signed art postcard with our thanks.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $40 or more
Bee Pendant: For a donation of $40, receive a handmade bee totem tagua pendant! Each pendant comes in a gift box along with a little card of information about the material and the project, makes a great gift!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $60 or more
Tree Pendant: For your donation of $50, receive a handmade silver metal tree pendant. Each pendant comes in a gift box along with a little card of information about the material and the project, makes a great gift!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Wildlife Ink Painting: For your donation of $75, receive a 4"x6" original sumi-e painting featuring an artist-picked animal native to the Midwestern prairie. Examples: Bison, fox, coyote, rabbit, red-tailed hawk.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Wildlife Watercolor Painting: When you make a donation of $150, you will receive a 4"x6" painting featuring an artist-picked animal native to the Midwestern prairie.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Friend of the Forest: With a donation of $500, you will have a special plaque bearing your name added in front of a native hardwood tree and receive both a bee tagua totem pendant and a silver metal tree pendant.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Super Sponsorship: For your donation of $1000, you will receive it all! A hand-signed postcard, a name plaque on a specially planted tree, a bee tagua totem pendant and silver metal tree pendant, a 4"x6" wildlife sumi-e, a 4"x6" watercolor painting, and our undying gratitude!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012