2022 Jacobson Family Update

{“type”:”block”,”srcClientIds”:[“4a5f9735-a8d6-454d-acd7-dd74fcd9f2f5″],”srcRootClientId”:””}The farm has been teaming with life this year.  Our family dove head first into flower farming as part of our Giving Garden mission! We tripled our growing space, added a green house, and even received a grant from the Poulsbo Garden Club which helped provide new drip irrigation.

We truly believe that gratitude and generosity are contagious and we love finding ways to spread them throughout our community. We have added a flower cart, where all of our flowers and extra produce are freely given. Ben also built a Free Little Library, where we have shared our favorite books and puzzles with the passers-by.

Despite the offerings being free people want to give back. All together we received over $1,000 in donations, which we split across teacher grants, juvenile diabets research, and an upcoming 2023 farm project (hoop house here we come!).

Ben’s job changed,in a truly exciting way, as his start up company was acquired by the Boston Consulting Group. His role and responsibilities continue to grow and match both his ability and work ethic! Alex continued her work with Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church where she recently became a member. She also took a job with our beloved Magnolia Forest Preschool, initially 3 days a week, as a preschool teacher. Then in October she added in the other two days a week and an additional role as the Parent Liason. Every day she comes home raving about how much she loves her job!

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” -Eckhart Tolle

Cashel, age 10, is in 4th grade and is as committed to fishing as ever. He also dabbles in golf and joined the school choir and garden club. His veteran’s day choral performance was a highlight for us all and he dedicated it to his Uncle Elliot who is currently serving and his Grandad Bob (both serve(d) in the Airforce). Cashel knows more than most adults about dahlias and growing things and leads the charge in caring for our farm animals. He is an incredibly hard worker, loves to share his knowledge and experiences with others and cares that people feel loved and accepted.

Camper, age 8, is in 3rd grade and tried a new endeavor this year by auditioning and receiving the part of “centipede” with CSTOCK in “James and the Giant Peach.” He is in love with “The Nutcracker” and got to see it with his class this winter. He is planning his next audition and cannot wait to hit the stage again. He is an avid reader, has an engineering mind, is so sensitive and thoughtful, and is incredibly self aware and genuinely empathetic.

Corban began “inside school” as a first grader and is constantly described as “such a kind kid who is so eager to learn”. Considering he started school less than a month after a life changing diagnosis of type 1 diabetes this kid is resilient, strong, brave, tender, smart, and most importantly kind. He recently said, “I’ve found my purpose” as he displayed his most recent drawing, “I’m an artist!” He has also developed a love for basketball after receiving his very own ball during his initial hospital visit. He continues to explore fashion and color and his very distinct self proclaimed “style.”

“Twinkle Star” (Copeland) age 5, attends forest school 5 days a week along with McGuire, age 3. They have created such a special bond and are growing and changing by leaps and bounds. McGuire loves to build, sing, play with her babies and absolutely adores her older siblings. Twinkle Star is passionate and enthusiastic, he lights up a room with a smile that is sprinkled in freckles and is truly contagious. He is exploring all kinds of new interests and is know by our neighbors for his sweet visits, deliveries, and chats.

We are so excited to see who each of these children are becoming, to pursue adventure together, and to share generosity and gratitude in any way we can in 2023!

Happy Holidays to you and yours, from all of us at The Farm on Levin.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” -Melody Beattie

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:21

“Freely you have received; freely give.”
Matthew 10:8 …

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