Gratitude Speaks


I got to talk with The Huffington Post about living my dream and living in gratitude. Click here to check it out:

New Turkeys, New Joy


Our new turkeys that we rescued from Thanksgiving are doing so well! Nalla and McKenna Rocket are still in quarantine, but…

An Angel Gets Her Wings


Sheba was a beautiful hen who loved life and was very friendly and curious. She got along with all the other animals and was always gentle. One day when we picked her up, she felt unusually thin and it alarmed us. She…

My Gentle Barn


The Gentle Barn was my dream since I was seven- years old, but it has taken me almost 30 years to get it started. I had times where I got lost, but I never forgot my dream and I was finally able to create it fifteen-and-a-half years ago. I have gone through many trials along the way and have…

Open Hearts


We had a wonderful group of kids from the inner city visit the week before Thanksgiving. I asked them if they were excited about the upcoming holiday and they all said yes in happy unison. I asked them what was their favorite thing about…

Chloe's Song


Julia was born to sing. She sang and twirled like a ballerina from the time she could walk, even though she was blind. She had a joy about her that lit up the world. When she was six years old, the big earthquake that shook Los Angeles rocked her…

Vegan Cheescake

This weekend Jay and I went to have some vegan blueberry cheesecake, yum! There are so many restaurants that are popping up all over the country with more plant based options. There are also so many recipes that are both delicious and kind to animals.

A Plant based diet is so easy! What…

Please Help Us Save Hero's Eyes!


When we saved Hiroka (Hero for short) from the backyard butcher two-and-a-half years ago, she was emaciated, malnourished, filthy, hopeless, and had a wound on her leg that was infected down to the bone. It took many months, thousands of dollars, lots of vet care, and…



We awoke one morning several months ago to find a small crate at our gate. When we looked closer, we saw that inside…

Having Grace


We hosted a great group of kids the other day. They are foster kids who have gone through horrendous abuse and trauma in their lives, are pretty shut down, and have forgotten how wonderful they are. When someone speaks to them or asks them questions, they are…

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