Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Let’s Talk Turkey!

Turkeys 2020We have been rescuing turkeys at The Gentle Barn for over twenty-one years, and we have learned so much about their personalities, affections,…

A Tennessee Love Story

Rosey & Peppermint PattyRosey was originally thought to be a female, but when he was a little older and started to crow, we realized that she was a he. But…

Curling Up With John Lewis Thunderheart & unHide

John Lewis Loves His unHide Blanket

John Lewis Thunderheart is now three months old and growing bigger every day. He prefers to be outside but is not ready to join the cows by himself yet. So,…

People Healing Animals, Animals Healing People

People Healing Animals, Animals Healing People

When I was going through my most difficult times as a child, it was always animals who healed me and kept me going. Even when I tried to kill myself at seven…

Ferdinand

Ferdinand has gone through some big challenges and suffered much loss, but now as he’s turning three, he’s finally overcome, healed, and found himself. His story has much to teach all of us!

Ferdinand was…

Looking back at 21 years

Ellie, Jay & Vegan the cow

The Gentle Barn was officially opened on August 25th, 1999. We have so much we still dream of achieving that we don’t often acknowledge what we have already accomplished.…

Independence

Gus The Goat & Sun The Turkey

The animals at The Gentle Barn have earned their independence from the meat, poultry, and dairy industries and are now our family, friends, and loved ones for the…

Celebrating Animal Dads This Father's Day

Thumper

Fathers are strong, protective, and loyal. Fathers provide for their families and nurture their babies. They solve problems, keep us safe, and make sure we have all that we need. Horse fathers protect their…

Gifts

Lance The Horse, Andrew The Horse & Victory The Calf

This week we said farewell to three of our family members: Our horses Andrew and Sir…

A Mothers Love

Mothers are strong, resilient, persevering, and put others first. Mothers are nurturing, loving, empathetic, and warm. Mothers will give their hearts to their children and sacrifice their own lives to defend them. Mothers overcome the pain of childbirth, the sleepless nights of early…


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