Posted on Jul 12, 2018
By Ellie Laks, Founder of The Gentle Barn
Jay and I are in Nashville preparing the property for the animals coming in at the end of July, and our grand opening at the end of August. We’re working extremely hard, but loving every second of it!
We spent the first few days preparing the house so staff and volunteers could stay and help. Then we moved on to hardware stores, measuring, and ordering materials so we could start building fences for our barnyards. We haven’t even been here a week and our feet and backs are sore. But we have permanent smiles on our faces and our hearts are elated.
Each evening we walk the property and it is just gorgeous here! We have seen five deer who live on the property and come out at dusk to eat the sweet grasses. There are butterflies everywhere. We have chanting frogs and toads in the lake who give a concert all night. We even saw a groundhog who kept poking his head up to play hide and seek with us. The air smells like flowers. There is always a slight breeze kissing our cheeks. And there is a healing, magical energy here that you just need to feel for yourself. It is paradise. The potential to heal both animals and people alike on this land, and to connect all of us back to the love inside us, is tremendous!
Each evening walk we take, each day of work we accomplish, and each sunrise we get to behold is because of your support. We carry you with us as we go, with deep gratitude and appreciation that we get to build this dream in Nashville. The tickets to our grand opening on August 26th are now available, please come to Nashville and see how beautiful the world can be when we are Gentle.