Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Featured Video: Sage & Oliver

Future Farmers of America and 4H youth development programs teach children all about livestock farming. Children are given the opportunity to raise, love, and care for animals with the knowledge that they will inevitably have to send…

Purrs of Wisdom

Some of you may know that I talk with animals. I believe it's just a form of intuition and everyone can do it, but we sadly have a society that does not support or foster those connections. We grow up closed off believing spoken…

In the Barnyard: February 23, 2017

Zeus was acting strange the other night, not eating and acting lethargic. So, we got our vet out right away and upon examining him she said he might have had a stroke. His lungs and heart sounded strong and clear, he seemed absolutely fine the next day, and there were no residual neurological…

We Are All So Beautiful!

This week, Magic recovered nicely in the hospital after his Epiploic Foramen entrapment surgery and came home. Before Magic came home, Jay and I visited him in the hospital every day so he would know he was loved and special to us, and stay strong. On one of our evening trips to the hospital,…

Featured Video: Worthy's Story

Worthy was born with a deformed leg and was kept by someone who could not afford to feed her, let alone give her the surgery she needed. She hobbled along for a year and was grossly underweight and malnourished…

In the Barnyard: February 16, 2017

Even though The Gentle Barn was my dream since I was seven-years-old, I actually founded it eighteen years ago when I discovered an abusive petting zoo and brought many of their animals home to give them the love and care they deserved. Ten…

Do It For Love!

The Gentle Barn was my dream since I was seven-years old, but I had no money, no land, and no confidence to follow my dream. It wasn’t until many years later that I discovered an abusive petting zoo and starting bringing home animals to my little half-acre back yard, that I actually started…

Featured Video: Prince Charming

The Gentle Barn: White Horse Part One The Gentle Barn rushes to save a beautiful white horse who had been abandoned. This is the story of his rescue and homecoming to the barn.

In the Barnyard: February 9, 2017

This week in California was a whirlwind! It is funny how sometimes we go months without any emergencies, and then suddenly everything happens at once. It started with Lazar passing away and Jay and I feeling devastated and so sad that we would never see our gentle giant again. The very next…

Featured Video: Lazar

Meet Lazar, the handsome Belgian Draft, twin sister of Zoe, and friend to all.

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