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

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, he hangs out in our backyard, plays with his best friend, Sky, sleeps on a dog bed, comes when I call him, plays with toys, and gives out the best cuddles ever. Every morning I take Sky and Lewis to our upper barnyard to run and explore. Our potbelly pigs, Barry and Humble join us with tails wagging. Every afternoon I take Lewis and Sky to the cow pasture to make new friends. He gallops around and around and comes nose to nose with everyone. The other day Lewis even laid down and meditated with all the other cows, it was so sweet! Lewis is eating more hay and drinking less milk. He is only drinking three big bottles in the morning and three at night. He loves everything that I am eating; bananas, kale, cookies, quinoa, but his favorite are still peaches!

I spend all day with Lewis, and at midnight I have volunteers come till six in the morning so that I can get some sleep. In the summer, camping out with a calf was wonderful! It was warm and comfy outside for our wonderful volunteers. Now that it is fall weather and the night temperatures are dipping into the fifties, it is more challenging for volunteers, but we still need them. Thank goodness for UnHide and their soft, warm blankets. Our volunteers cozy right up to Lewis, covered in their UnHide warmth, and fall blissfully asleep. We have many blankets that we offer our volunteers, but they always pick the UnHide every time!

John Lewis has the giant purpose of expanding people’s hearts to the affection, intelligence, and personalities of cows everywhere. Knowing there are companies out there, like UnHide that are producing excellence and harming no one gives us hope that one day we will have a gentle world for all of us! Peace is possible, for big businesses, for restaurants and food companies, and for us as individuals; we just need to make peaceful, gentle choices every day. And John Lewis Thunderheart and UnHide make it easy!

UnHide - For Love Not Fur

For the month of October 2020, UnHide is offering The Gentle Barn's guests a 20% off discount on all their blankets. Visit unhide.us and use promo code GENTLE20.


Our #Gentle12 sponsor @unhide named the new color of their luxurious faux fur blanket the “Chocolate Calf Lil' Marsh” after Lewis! And to celebrate, we're giving away all three sizes of the blanket along with #TheGentleBarn swag to a lucky winner AND a friend you tag!

1. Like this post
2. Follow both @thegentlebarn and @unhide
2. Tag a friend you know will love this—they’ll win too!

Two lucky winners win an extra-small, small, AND medium Chocolate Calf Lil' Marsh blanket, along with @GentleBarn swag!

We'll select and notify the winner on Friday, Oct 16! As long as you are following both accounts, every comment tagging a friend counts as an entry, and multiple entries are encouraged. Entries must be received by Thursday (10/15) at 11pm PT. Winner will be chosen at random and be notified via DM. This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Instagram.

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Last year we launched UnHide, a faux fur lifestyle company with one clear mission: to end the animal fur trade. Every year over 100 million animals are killed for fashion; well, we don’t think that’s right.

We are helping define a new normal for the fashion industry, one that believes in that brands should be products that are here to do good to all of us. We started with a blanket - it’s fluffy, friendly and unabashedly faux, many say that it's better than the real thing.

We are proud to sponsor the Gentle Barn 12 program for the month of October and continue our efforts to bring awareness around animal welfare.

For this month, we are offering The Gentle Barn's guests a 20% discount on all our blankets. Visit unhide.us and use promo code GENTLE20.