Eagle Ridge Veteran's Ranch has been added to our goals since the VA decided a long time ago to not take care of the farm therapy aspect of recovery. Our goal is to purchase the 247 acre Merrill Ranch located just north of Hot Springs, SD. This will be a structured program designed to work with the body, mind, and spirit of the damaged veterans through a structured program of daily chores, life skills classes, and just getting their fingers into the dirt while gardening and tending livestock. We will be teaching job skills like meat cutting, cooking, smoking all their own hams, bacon, sausages, jerky, preserving all the garden product, landscaping, architectural landscaping, home maintenance while maintaining their own homes, and farm and ranch hand skills. We will also have a saw mill to log and thin the 50 acres of timber we will have. We want the veteran going to bed tired and looking forward to getting up the next morning. This will be a place where the veteran can come to and "Turn down the noise in their minds"