Yummy Tummy Farms (YTF) has some very exciting news!
Background: We have known for a very long time that the hand-cranked honey extractor that we have been using has been slowly breaking down and despite ongoing maintenance, was soon going to need to be replaced. Our current honey extracting machine’s, who we call “Old Cranky” or if we are feeling charitable, “Old Mr. Cranky,” constant metal on metal grinding of the centrifugal-force driven barrel coupled with the gears clicking, popping, and otherwise, skipping gears was eventually only going to get worse with time. Farming is an incredibly soul-enrichening (to create a word) activity meaning I fell really great about it, but farming also requires a constant flow of capital inputs, mostly money.
I thought about simply buying a new hand cranked honey spinner, but when I examined my honey-filled crystal ball it showed me that a hand-cranked honey extractor was simply not a viable option. The quantity of honey that our hives produce currently, 12-16 gallons twice a year, was only going to grow with time; moreover, the likelihood of growing our pollination business and our honeybee hive(s) rental/lease program is strong. The final considerations that convinced me to actively search for a way to afford a motorized honey extractor was that the time and difficulty of hand cranking large amounts of honey was super time-consuming and very taxing on your body. I had all but resigned to do my best to continue repairing Old Mr. Cranky when my awesome Wife suggested I consider putting together a crowd funding project demonstrating Yummy Tummy Farm’s dire need of a motorized honey extractor and voltage converter. I figured YTF had nothing to lose, so I put together my best evidence-based need and compelling story documenting the need and sent off the proposal to Kickstarter.
If are not familiar with Kickstarter, check out what they do here: http://www.kickstarter.com/
Yummy Tummy Farms just received the approval and now our project is approved and posted! I (Farmer Donald) would humbled and extremely appreciative if you would consider reading the proposal and consider supporting the project. Please send out the Kickstarter link to everyone you know, tell family and friends how much you like the idea of a suburban farm, and post it on all of your social networks. If you are able to contribute at the correct level then there will be honey and other assorted goodies in your future. Please read more about the project proposal here: