Olympic Games

Jay and I have been watching the Olympic games in the evenings in the very small time frame between ending work and falling asleep on the couch. It isn’t much time at all. In the several minutes before we can’t keep our eyes open, we have…

Climbing Out of the Wreckage

I have always heard the phrase “compassion fatigue,” but I’ve never related to what it really means. I have felt extremely sad or devastated about a cruelty case we did or an animal’s abuse, but I’ve never felt those feelings enough to want to quit or to feel completely…

Inside Scoop: Patrick in California

Volunteering at the Gentle Barn started off as a way for me to complete some of my service hours for school and look good on college applications, but it has transformed into something much more. As I volunteered here, I met many amazing people…

An Excerpt from My Gentle Barn: Prologue

When I was a child in St. Louis, there was a field behind our Orthodox Jewish synagogue that held my attention far better than what was happening inside the sanctuary. While the women sat in their segregated section and gossiped for…

Building Gentle Barns

It takes a great deal of love, patience and perseverance to start a Gentle Barn. It doesn't happen overnight. Creating lasting change and sanctuary for animals in need requires patience and taking one step at a time. Developing lifelong relationships…

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…

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