Falling for Andy

Andy is one of the goats at the sanctuary in Boston that we are renovating and turning into a Gentle Barn. He was raised for meat and was separated from his mom at a young age and sent to auction to be slaughtered. Fortunately, he landed…

Working Hard in Boston

Boston is kicking our butts! Jay and I are working twelve-hour days, every day. It's one thing to start a Gentle Barn and bring animals in slowly. It's quite another coming into a situation with 116 animals who all need immediate attention and a property that needs renovations right away.…

Dudley & Destiny Forever


Dudley and Destiny were married in June! Hundreds of people from all over the country joined us to witness the union of these beautiful souls. The guests enjoyed…


Vegan Nation Interview


Check out this awesome interview where Ellie, Founder of The Gentle Barn, talks about our newest expansion to Boston, Massachusetts! Click below to listen:

http://www.wcuw.org/vegannation/V.N.07.01.16.TheGe...


Boston, Here We Come!

Boston is a city known for their marathon, and we are about to embark of a marathon on our own - we are getting ready to start the third Gentle Barn in Boston!

There are 116 animals and 100 acres on an existing property there that need our help. We are going to renovate the barns, enlarge…

Inside Scoop: Theresa in Tennessee

I discovered The Gentle Barn when a friend of mine posted something about Dudley on her Facebook page. After reading it, I immediately started following the original Gentle Barn Facebook page. Shortly after that, I decided to take a break from…

Inside Scoop: Miriam in California

If someone would have told me over a year ago that I would become a Vegan and spend my Sundays hugging and teaching people how to hug a cow or show them the proper way to cuddle a Turkey, I would have given them a look that…

Who We Are in the Face of Darkness

All of us at The Gentle Barn are mourning the tragedy in Orlando this week. We are carrying all the victims, the survivors, their families, and the community in our hearts. I don't know what's more horrifying: the fear, pain, and loss of the victims or the hatred and viciousness of the perpetrator.…

The Ups and Downs

When I dreamed of The Gentle Barn at seven years old, I didn't picture it quite the way it is today. My declaration was that I would have a big place full of animals and I would show the world how beautiful they are. I had no idea that The Gentle Barn would be this big, that I would have this many animals, and I didn't know…

Hearts Beat As One

Jay and I flew to Tennessee this week to host our very last groups of foster children for the year, and to prepare for our one year anniversary in Knoxville.

To get the animals at this new Gentle Barn used to working with children, and to train our staff we hosted 3 groups of foster kids this year. The groups were small as the…

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