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

We Must Be the Hope

There are 32 million cows slaughtered in America each year. While Dudley had his life with us, 64 million cows had their lives taken from them. Unlike Dudley, none of them had names, or families, or homes. They never played ball, or ate peaches, or had peppermints sent to them from all over the world.…

Dudley and Hope

I’m sorry, I know I’m talking about Dudley incessantly, but honestly that is all I can think of. I dream about him at night. I think about him all day. I alternate between being profoundly sad by the loss of him, and profoundly grateful that…

In the Barnyard: June 29, 2017

In California, it was blisteringly hot and the animals spent the week splashing in the pool, being hosed off, or putting their feet in water to cool off. There was a brush fire that did not affect us, but we deployed trucks and trailers to help evacuate other people’s animals. Thankfully,…

In the Wake of Despair

I cannot get the image out of my head of Dudley staring at me before he went in for surgery. He looked at me like he was looking right inside of me. His stare penetrated my soul and I could not look away. We sat like that for hours, just Dudley and I, looking into each other’s eyes. He was preparing…

Featured Video: Missing Dudley

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Hi you guys. We are pretty inconsolable over here at the loss of Dudley, as I’m sure you are too. Jay and I,…

In the Barnyard: June 22, 2017

We lost the greatest ambassador The Gentle Barn has ever had. His light was so bright, his impact was so great, and his reach was so far that he has left all of us in morning. We will be holding a memorial service for him at The Gentle Barn Tennessee and we will also live stream it for those who are unable to attend.

Ain't no ordinary cow!

The Gentle Barn was my dream since I was seven, but I spent years procrastinating. Even when I discovered an abusive petting zoo and was finally connected to my life's path, I still didn't have the courage to start my dream until…

Featured Video: Cow Tummy Rubs

Have you ever seen a cow enjoy a tummy rub like a puppy? Faith figured out that the pigs were having all the fun, so in this short video, she rolled over for tummy rubs!

In the Barnyard: June 15,2017

In California we dewormed all our cows. It was a very lengthy, involved process for us and the animals. We took plenty of time making sure the cows had plenty of time to figure things out without feeling afraid. The cows who have done it before went through the process quite easily, but…

My Bad Ideas

More than anything, I want to take excellent care of our animals and give them the best life possible. So, I’m always thinking about how I can serve them better. Over the years, I have come up with ideas that I thought were brilliant, but the animals were not amused.

Our piggies sleep on straw. It keeps…

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