Miles Becomes an Ambassador

Miles hosted his very first group of foster kids this month. We started the group by telling the kids Miles and Maybelle’s story: they were separated, cried for each other for days, and were finally reunited to spend the rest of their lives together at The Gentle Barn Tennessee.

We explained…

A Pig’s Birthday Party

Biscuit turned ten this week and we had over 500 guests here to celebrate him with us. Every hour throughout the day, we brought him cake and sang him happy birthday. Each time we did, he would sit up, smile at everyone, and eat his cake, making sounds of delight. He loved it!

We have…

Planting, growing, and setting down roots

Last week we hosted some foster children at The Gentle Barn Tennessee. We welcomed Spring by planting vegetables in the garden. The teens brought dirt to life, connected with Mother Earth, learned about nutrition, and spent some time away from their troubles enjoying themselves, feeling like kids…

Dudley Gets a New Foot

Dudley had one prosthetic foot which fit him well, however, if it cracked or needed repair, Dudley would have to stay in his stall until it was fixed. Dudley needs to be kept quiet and his residual limb needs to be protected and when he's not wearing his prosthesis. So, for Dudley's birthday,…

The Inside Scoop: Erika in Tennessee

Like most of us here at the Gentle Barn, I discovered this amazing organization on Facebook. I would sit on my couch, tears streaming down my face, as I’d read about the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of animal rescue and rehabilitation.…

The Inside Scoop: Jill in California

A Gentle giant in many ways. I am honored to be Biscuit's Volunteer caregiver on Sunday’s. My introduction to The Gentle Barn, CA was on Mother's Day in 2015. I found an ad for The Gentle Barn on the last page of magazine called "Live Happy.”…

Our Baby Has a Name!

His name is Miles! After a several week long naming auction and submissions from around the world, we picked one name from a hat on Thursday night and pulled out his name. We are so grateful for everyone who donated to support our work and participated in this little guy’s happily ever after. The…

Piggy Pedicures

With spring and it’s song birds, sunshine and flowers, comes great activity at The Gentle Barn. We have so much to do to take care of the animals. Tasks like sheep-sheering, goat hoof trimming, grooming everyone's winter coats to help them shed, and trimming pig tusks.

Male pigs have…

Family

Maybelle and her son are settling in nicely at The Gentle Barn, TN. They have become very close with Dudley and Destiny and they all act as one big, happy family. Maybelle is the matriarch and brings maturity into the clan. Her son brings an air of fun and joy while he explores and plays…

Love Reunited

We rescued a dairy cow in Tennessee this week. She was impregnated each year, had her babies taken away every year, and the breast milk taken for humans. Thankfully, she belonged to a family who wanted to see her retire after her years of service instead of being sent to slaughter. We heard…

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