the smol situation
After saving our farm in January, we face losing it again. But we are hopeful we can secure it forever once and for all.
smol farm is so named for where we live, a little homestead where we raise ducks, geese, and chickens for eggs. We acquired this property through a non-traditional startup advocated by some acquaintances while I worked as Chief Technology Officer of CrowdMed, a Y Combinator-backed startup. This startup is now attempting to sell the property out from under us, forcing us to leave.
This is the same property that was saved initially through the launch of the Dastardly Ducks, which enabled us to catch up on back payments. However, it was not enough to fully acquire the property outright. The current value is in the mid-$300s, somewhat inexpensive for what it is owing to cheap prices in rural Georgia. We want to do everything we can to save this property — the namesake of our studio and, more importantly, our home now of over 3 years.
We are pursuing the help of lawyers, and we are hoping to put them in a position where they are willing to accept a cash offer from us. The housing market is chilling considerably, and there is a non-trivial amount of maintenance work on the property that would need to be done for resale just caused by normal wear and tear, such as how wood at the front of the house is rotting away.
Despite these issues, we love it here and want to stay — and devote our productive energies to making cool and creating things for you. Long before the release of the Dastardly Ducks, the two of us dreamed of being able to work on creative projects together. The recently released Wandering Witches draw upon ideas for fantasy and mystery stories we’ve bounced back and forth for years.
We are worried about what is to come. But we will keep building and fighting for the best outcome. This little farm means everything to us — there’s a reason it became the core of our creative identity. Please consider supporting our NFT projects to help us ensure we can, once and for all, get to a secure place to just create as a studio and deliver the most delightful possible experiences to you.