I received word from a reader that a local farmer, C&D Family Farms, run by Crystal and Dan Nells, that raises great hogs and sells them along with beef, eggs, lamb and sausages experienced a devastating fire on Monday night. First of all, the story starts out with one of the farmers waking up at 12:15 AM--yes 12:15 AM--to feed a piglet they have in the house. It was then that she noticed their barn engulfed in flames, containing 13 piglets, 3 mother pigs, and 2 mothers-to-be. Most of the pigs were able to escape, but sadly, one piglet, one mother and one mother-to-be were all lost to the fire.
Aside from the terror of waking up to this sort of scene, one can imagine the huge sort of financial blow this deals to a small farm. To that end, if we can, let's throw a little support their way. They will be in the Lincoln Park High School parking lot tomorrow, Saturday, January 30, from 9-11am selling their products. Otherwise, stay tuned to their website for more opportunities to support them.
Good luck to Crystal and Dan on getting things back up and running.