It seems this multi-year odyssey is about to close, and a new chapter about to begin. The book has completed its first production run, and is now being shipped from Manitoba. So as long as customs doesn't hold things up, I am set to receive the books as promised. My excitement has me n pins and needles, of course I have my pre-production unit, but having the entire production run in front of me, will be another thing altogether. I have thanked a number of people within the pages of the book itself, but still, some bear mentioning again, because without their support, this project would have died on the vine. My sister, helped with editing and arrangement, no easy task if you saw what I sent her. Next comes Craig my publisher, and Rob my designer. Craig has given much of his time, photography, and has helped keep me motivated. Rob, took all of my ideas, brought them to life, and somehow managed to make them all better than I had imagined. Rob en Tiny Key, for always being there, offering advise, educating, guiding. Ali for her passion and a number of other Dutch Drent fans who helped me to learn. Next come the North American Drent fanciers, and DPCNA Club members, who really solidified to me this project was needed. A special thanks to those who supported me via Kickstarter, your financial contributions kept this book moving forward, and the reason it is in hardback format, and printed to the highest standards. Lastly, but not least, of course my wife Nikki who let me spend so much time in front of the computer.
Thank you, one and all
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