The wood came from this forest in Port Elgin, Ontario. When the landowners, Anne Judd and Doug Hamm, learned about Dufferin Children & Family Services’ Wellies to Wishes event they donated two small logs, one each of ash and walnut to support the wood theme for the Children’s Foundation.
Anne and Doug are stewards of their forest. They would not allow the use of machinery in the forest. Instead, sustainable harvesting and work horses were used to clear the land for their home and for forest maintenance. The land was cleared in early 1994 and they moved into their new home in September 1997.