At last!  27 days left until we finally face the DNR and Attorney General in a court of law and both sides present their case to a judge.  This is how it’s supposed to work, right?  We’ll see.  They are determined to stay out of court by any means possible.  Except for the most obvious to most people: drop the ISO and Declaratory Ruling and find another way to deal with pigs in the woods.  Here are the details:

Trial dates are March 11-14, 2014.

Place: Missaukee County Courthouse,  111 Canal St.  in Lake City, Michigan

Starts at 9:00 a.m. on March 11

There is limited seating in the courtroom.  There are folks working on some alternative arrangements so everyone can see the proceedings one way or another.  We’ll keep you posted.

There are motels in Lake City, Cadillac, McBain, and Houghton Lake.

There are many restaurant options, also.  I think someone’s working on a place that is planning on feeding folks from out of town.  We’ll keep you posted on that, too.

This is an important event.  The government forces STILL don’t understand that folks are tired of their arrogance and of being pushed around by vague and subjective regulations (not even laws but carrying the same force!).  They don’t believe we are going to hold them accountable for forcing foolishness on us.  After all the phone calls and e-mails they still think that Mark is a fringe farmer with fantasies of fame who can be cajoled, frightened, or bought.  They don’t understand that he is a point for a spear that is all of you.  Other food rights cases have proven that community support makes a difference.  A packed courtroom speaks volumes to the Powers-That-Think-they-be about the weightiness of of these issues.  People vote with their dollars and their presence.  Money and time.  We appreciate beyond words the support we’ve felt so far in this fight.  You have stood beside us, kept us in the game in so many ways.  We look forward to seeing you in March!