Thank you — from Ayrporte Farms

We want to take this opportunity to thank our family, friends, neighbours, community and ag community (near and far) for the outpouring of support following the devastating fire which destroyed our dairy barn and resulted in the loss of some of our milking herd on October 4th. Our heartfelt thanks go out local firefighters who battled the fire.  To Evan Porteous who quickly worked to organize movement and relocation of our ladies… your acts are greatly appreciated. Thanks to our veterinarian, Heather Murray, who was on scene quickly to assist us in evaluating all animals. Thank you to our friends and neighbours who arrived at the scene for assistance in any way possible the day of the fire.  Thank you to those who transported our ladies to barns.  To those farms who took our ladies into their barns and treated them as if they were their own…a sincere thank you.  We will never forget your generosity. On the very worst day of our lives, it means so much that our community supports us.   

Please know how blessed we feel. You will never know how much your hugs, texts, phone calls, emails, cards, visits, prayers, meals, equipment, and financial support means to us.  To those who helped us clean up in the following days, we are so grateful for your help.  It was a very difficult task for us to do, but your assistance and support helped our family get through some very heartbreaking days.

Thank you Bruce and Sherri Cumming for organizing the GoFundMe initiative online.  To Vanessa Durand, Lee Brien and team, the online auction to support us was absolutely phenomenal.  To the donators of items and the buyers of items…thanks so much.  We live in an amazing community.  We are overwhelmingly humbled by everyone’s support. All we have to offer is a simple, “Thank You.”  We are looking forward to the day we bring our ladies back home to their new facility.

All of us at Ayrporte Farms,

Ian, Tracy, Bruce, Cassidy, and Felicity Porteous

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