Schubert was a young boy when he met Teddi from In A Good Way. This organization and non-profit is such a great group helping men that have various challenges and they teach farming skills and mentor these men. They are located now in Oklahoma. When Teddi came to visit, she was still seeking their farm and I was politicking for them to come to Oregon. However, they found the perfect spot in Oklahoma and I told her when she was ready for her place, Schubert would make a great ambassador for them. It took a couple of years for it all to come together but this summer, Schubert and Tecumseh, a friend from another farm, left for Oklahoma.
Rocky is one of Schubert's first clients. Rocky has a traumatic brain disorder and is now coming to the farm to visit Schubert and learn various farm skills. I was sent the picture of Schubert and Rocky and my heart filled with such joy and pride in Schubert for his the job and role I knew he could do. It has been such an honor knowing Teddi, Greg and In A Good Way. I'm humbled with the amazing work they are doing and growing into. I can't wait to hear what more good work Schubert will be doing.
|Schubert (black alpaca) looking intently at Rocky (two-legger) and becoming fast friends.|