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

Why Does the Turkey Cross the Country?

Why does the turkey cross the country? To get to The Gentle Barn Tennessee! We are taking our turkey, Adeline, on a cross-country, turkey road trip to Tennessee! The Gentle Barn in Tennessee does not have a cuddle turkey. As you might know, cuddling a turkey is one of the most transformative things at The Gentle Barn. For two years, we have been looking for a cuddle turkey in Tennessee, to no avail. We have only been able to find wild turkeys there and it is typically the domestic turkeys that like to cuddle. Meanwhile in California we have two cuddle turkeys, Adeline and Alice, who fight to be the center of attention. They are so competitive and angry at each other that we must keep them separate and each have turns out in the yard, while the other is in the barn. So, we thought that one of them could go to Tennessee and both could be stars. Alice is bonded with her friends, Sun and Sir Fancy Pants, while Adeline pretty much keeps to herself. We are so sad that Adeline will be leaving California, yet it will be much easier to take a road trip with one, versus three turkeys.

We will be doing many live feeds each day on Facebook about Adeline’s journey so you can see her looking out the window, singing songs with us, and exploring the country. She will get to visit national monuments, like the Grand Canyon and state parks, and meet fans along the way. Adeline deserves that kind of fanfare and her intelligence and affection will change the world.

Come and meet Adeline on her way from California to Tennessee and cuddle a turkey; it'll change your life forever!

We are timing the trip so that we will arrive in Nashville for The Gentle Barn & Nashville Vegfest Event on April 7th and then The Nashville Vegfest on April 8th and 9th where she will get attention from thousands of people. On the 10th of April, we will drive to Knoxville where she will be received like a California celebrity and get to be the one and only cuddle turkey at The Gentle Barn Tennessee. She will be very well cared for there and be happy on the grass surrounded by southern hospitality and beauty.

Please follow The Gentle Barn and The Gentle Barn Tennessee on Facebook so you can see the live feeds and join in her fun. If you’re not already on our mailing list, please subscribe to our newsletter so you can read all about her trip. If you live along the way from California to Tennessee, we will be announcing where we will be stopping, so please come meet us and cuddle Adeline!

Join us April 7th in Arrington TN for "An Evening to Celebrate Animals & Children" benefitting The Gentle Barn & Nashville Vegfest. Click here for more event and ticket information.

Get your Nashville Vegfest tickets and come see all of us at The Nashville Vegfest April 8th and 9th. Come see Adeline at The Gentle Barn Tennessee and watch her shine!

See you there ❤

Ellie Laks
Founder, The Gentle Barn

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