The situation here in my state is very strange... People around here tend to be pretty prepared, for what ever, but nothing could ever be done to prepare for events like this. The last few days I have stayed pretty close to home as venturing out is just too heartbreaking. People's lives in muddy piles on their front lawns, roads that are open but just barely, dust everywhere. It makes me sick, it makes me cry, it makes me angry. Not just this week, but for months transportation is going to be a serious problem. Local farmers lost not just crops but all their top soil, their livestock. The infrastructure of not just our roads but our rural economy is in trouble.
What should I do about that?
For all of today 9/1/11 through 9/5/11 100% of the sales of my Ravelry patterns will be donated to Vermont NOFA’s Farmer Emergency Fund.
Its not enough but its a start. Spread the word, please.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Help Amy Christoffers help Vermont
The incredibly talented knitwear designer Amy Christoffers is a Vermonter who isn't taking Irene sitting down. She writes: