November makes it 5 months since Rachel moved on from On Pasture, and I didn’t want her to go without telling all our readers and thanking her for everything she did.
As you all know, Rachel Gilker and I started On Pasture together back in March of 2013 and we spent the first four years working without pay to build the On Pasture community and to give you 8 articles a week. With her in upstate New York and me in Tucson, we were quite the dynamic duo, talking on the phone at least twice a day, and usually more. We could finish each others’ sentences and had lots of laughs at how we often had the same idea at the same time. On Pasture never could have happened without her.
In June, Rachel decided to step away from On Pasture to pursue other interests. She and I felt like On Pasture was in a good place, with a year and a half of funding remaining on the Conservation Innovation Grant and with me having a good grip on the daily operations. She’s still there for me when I have questions and sends me plenty of support from New York.
Thanks, Rachel for all you did to make On Pasture what it is today. 100,000 readers really appreciate it.
And thanks for being an amazing friend! You make the world a better place!
P.S. I went back through some of our earliest “Scoops” and found this one that is an true example of why Rachel is so important to me. She always finds the good in just about any situation we run into. She wrote this after three not-so-great things happened to us in our first year of publishing. Just click to read more.