As some of you, but not the other 12,900, already know, there are two main reasons why we started Simply CBD less than just 6 months ago. Firstly it was to ensure that everyone was able to get good quality cbd oil at an affordable price instead of being held ransom to expensive brands, something I really think we have truly achieved. And the second was that EVERY single penny of profit, and I really do mean 100% of everything the Simply makes, is going to buy Huckleberry Farm. We are looking for a farm in West Wales of around 50+ acres where we can setup the first holistic animal run free shelter in the UK. Where rescue dogs, visitors, and guests, can run their dogs free of worry and enough land and activities (lakes, woods etc) to ensure that the dogs do what is natural and that’s to Run Free. We will have hydrotherapy on site, holistic consultants, a visiting vet, and training facilities. And of course, the farm must have enough outbuildings to ensure that Simply CBD can not only find new business premises, but expand to help more people. We want to offer accommodation so guests can bring their dogs, or can stay with the home pack if they can’t have a dog but want to look after one for a week on the farm.
This is our dream, this is Huckleberry Farm www.huckleberryfarm.co.uk
We have run K9-Rescue our registered charity since 2006. In that time we have rehomed, and continue to do so, thousands of stray, sick, and injured dogs, to which society would otherwise get rid of. We have run the shelter from our home in the Forest of Dean for the last 4 years and now its time to move onto the next phase.
But, the last 6 months have also brought a sadness and heartbreak on an unimaginative scale. When we started this journey to the farm it was with thirteen long term house mates who have all been with use for at least the last 10 years, most since being rescued as puppies under the most horrific circumstances. They are not just our pets, far from it, they are family as every dog owner knows. Sadly, in such a short time, three of them have been snatched from us and have passed away. The last one, Ziva, the only survivor of her whole family, went from fit and healthy to passing in just 2 months due to cancer. To this, our hearts have been torn from us and we are now left piecing together our lives without them. They have all left legacies to the family that can never be replaced, never will be, and there are spots in the house which now lay quiet and empty like our hearts.
Building Simply up has been a 24/7 job, and nursing these sick dogs has also pushed us to the limits. But we go on. And what drives us, is the Farm. Now after the passing of our family members, the resolve to get there is so strong we taste the sea salt in the air, we hear the seagulls overhead, feel the acres of grass under our feet, and see the dogs running round and round.
So there you have it, the road to Hucklebrry. A road that has seen highs, and lows, happiness and heartbreak, but always always there’s been hope. A road that keep on twisting and turning, but at the end of it, Huckleberry Farm. And nothing, I mean nothing, is going to stand in our way. The timescales are now shortened as we now desperately need to get our canine family there sooner than later. And so the race is on and the final furlong beckons.
If anyone has any help they can offer to get the farm, then please let us know……We are great believers that things happen for a reason. The pain and the heartbreak is part of the journey. But also, the 9000+ people on the group, and the many many thousands of happy customers we have, are all part of this journey, and somewhere out there, is someone who may just hold the key to helping us get the dream….
If you’re a newspaper reporter or an estate agent, a farmer or a lottery winner, or you just happen to have a spare farm going in West Wales, you may just hold the key and bring a ray of hope……
One day we will get there, and when we do, each and every one of you will be invited to the Huckleberry Homecoming Summer Party that we intend to hold…….
With love in our hearts, and from the whole family, we thank each and every one of our customers, and forum members for helping on this journey……
Brian and Michelle….and the pack