Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other

Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                                         

After visiting with my husband on a Sunday three years ago, I became a volunteer in the upper barnyard at The Gentle Barn. I left the corporate entertainment world and although I've always been volunteering for many causes human and animal, when I heard of this, it just made sense. Everyone was so welcoming and warm, how could I say no?

The Gentle Barn has been a perfect fit and I couldn't imagine not being a part of their family and home. The work Ellie and Jay have done to change the lives of not only the horribly abused animals they have rescued, but to the special needs children and adults they have taught to love and trust again, is immeasurable.

I have also made many friends, animal and human. I’m close to their staff, especially Michelle, Aldo and Jeremy and count many volunteers as friends. I've become very bonded with the animals and take great pride in their care and the love I have and share with them. We've gone through losses that have had us utterly heartbroken, but with the circle of life, we also experience great joy with each of these wonderful creatures. Each of their personalities teaches us that they really are no different than ours and must be coveted and cared for respectfully and humanely. The Barn changes you, the way you think, the way you eat, the way you want to make everyday about being kind to one another and all living things.

My last shift reminded me why I love it there so; it was the most perfect beautiful day. After the chores were done, watching all of the animals napping in the dappled sunlight, listening to the breeze through the trees, the graceful sound of wind chimes at the house, the jingle of the goats bells, I just laid down in the barnyard among them all, looked up to the sky and felt grateful for being so blessed.

It’s a magical place and I couldn't imagine my life without it… Come visit and have it change the way YOU see life!

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Upcoming Events

  • Chakra Meditation and Sound Healing (Winter 2024)

    March 2nd 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Clear, Balance and Align your 7 main Chakras through guided meditation, chanting, and Integrative sound bath. When your chakras are aligned, the energy moves through you more freely, and you can feel in harmony with all aspects of your physical, emotional and spiritual self.

  • Thermal Horizon - Windsong Retreat (Spring 2024)

    May 4th 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Let’s come together as a community as we support The Gentle Barn in their endeavor to enrich the lives of abused animals worldwide. Let’s bring our loving hearts, the spirit of opportunity and fill our cups emotionally, spiritually, and physically as we celebrate unity in community by helping these wonderful support animals.

  • Open Sunday in Missouri

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Missouri.

  • Open Sunday in California

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: California.

  • Open Sunday in Tennessee

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Tennessee.


Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

At Katjes we believe that every life is precious and these values extend beyond our plant-based gummies. As part of our campaign featuring rescued animals, we’re honored to join hands with The Gentle Barn, to support their non-stop efforts in protecting animals. By drawing attention to their heart-warming stories, we hope to provide food for thought when we say: Kindness just tastes better.

Eliza Jahn

Head of Marketing Katjes USA