Caring

Jay and I went back to Tennessee this week to host groups of foster children, to train our staff, and to continue the rehabilitation of our animals. Of course, the first thing we did was hug and spend time with Dudley!

Our activity this month was preparing dinner for all our babies. The…

The Inside Scoop: Dianne in Tennessee

I began following The Gentle Barn in 2011. I fell in love with all the animals, and I learned all their stories. Ellie became my new hero, and I admired her immensely. She was living her life the way I'd always dreamed of living mine. I grew up with chickens, rabbits, rats, birds, crabs, fish, dogs,…

Finding Grace

Before we rescued her, Grace was crippled by a large bull and could not walk. She had a broken pelvis and could only drag herself by her elbows. After months of trying to get her to stand, the agricultural school was going to send her to auction when we intervened and brought her home instead.…

The Inside Scoop: Sara in California

My first visit to The Gentle Barn was about a year ago after a move to California from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I had been vegan for a number of years and like many others, was a huge fan of The Gentle Barn on Facebook. It wasn’t until I was able to visit, however, that I saw the true impact…

Creating Peace

I love animals and nature, I always have. Protecting it and having reverence for it is very important to me, and indeed what The Gentle Barn is all about. Sometimes as animal lovers and conscientious people, we can get bogged down in the horror, the suffering, and the hopelessness of it…

Recovery

Athena was rescued from a horrendous cruelty case a few years ago. She has been at our Sun Chlorella Healing Center with the other cows we rescued at the same time, gaining weight and recovering physically. She is now in great physical health, but emotionally she has been frozen in the same place…

Horses Healing Hearts

I am so honored to be able to host a group of girls from a group home every month as part of our Peace Enhancement Program. I have grown to care for these girls more than I could have imagined and this past month touched me the most.

The girls were very excited to work with the horses since…

Healing, Having Fun, and Finding Hope

We had three wonderful groups of foster children come to The Gentle Barn, Tennessee in January: toddlers, elementary school kids, and teenagers. Each group was so fun and unique. Surrounded by nature, the kids practiced motor skills, social skills, and confidence among the animals. Each group left…

The Inside Scoop: Megan in California

When I first started to volunteer at the Gentle Barn, I did it to just try it out. I originally didn't have a certain animal I wanted to work with, but after a few weeks of volunteering, I found my love for goats. I continue to volunteer for…

The Inside Scoop: Kellen in Tennessee

Like many of the volunteers at the Gentle Barn Tennessee, I was a fan of the Gentle Barn in California before I ever dreamed that there would be a location opened in Knoxville. I was touched by the stories of the animals who found sanctuary at…

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