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

Summer Haircuts and Using Wool

We posted last week that as part of our spring animal care we sheared our sheep so they do not over heat. The response on social media was amazing. Animal rights’ activists were condemning us for shearing them, and everyone else was criticizing us for not using the wool. I’d like to talk…

In the Barnyard: June 8, 2017

This week in California, we finally finished our annual equine dentals. We spaced them out over four weeks, and we are officially done until next year. We also de-wormed all our cows at both our main location and our Sun Chlorella Healing…

Featured Video: We hit $300,000!!

We hit $300,000!! We have 5 days to make it $400,000. Help us cross the finish line!!!

In the Barnyard: June 1, 2017

Our pot bellied piggies have moved out of the barn and into their summer home, where they have their swimming pool and lots of access to fresh air on the long, hot, summer days. They sleep most of the time but around lunch time they wake up…

Standing on Principle and Saving Lives

When the six cows first escaped the slaughterhouse, we watched with the rest of the nation, speechless. When they were returned to the slaughterhouse, we cried, helpless. When the slaughterhouse offered them up to a sanctuary, we watched, holding our breath, sure that someone local would free them. But… the days passed and no one stepped up. The reason that other sanctuaries would not rescue them…

In the Barnyard: May 25, 2017

In California this week, the sheep got sheered. It is so hot, and in their summer wear, they are much cooler and more comfortable. Please come out and see how gorgeous they look!

In Tennessee, Dudley is having trouble with his residual limb again. I think he might have outgrown his prosthesis.…

Touched by an Angel

A woman in Knoxville was driving on her way to work today and she fell behind a truck full of chickens, undoubtedly heading for slaughter. The wind was hitting their faces, blinding their eyes and strewing their feathers around…

In the Barnyard: May 18, 2017

Chico and his brothers are safe in a temporary foster home. In the meantime, we found the perfect property in St Louis for them. We put in an offer and it was accepted, but we have been given three weeks to raise the funds and show the seller that we can do this. We are off to a great start and have promises…

Full Circle

We’ve wanted to go national for a while and open Gentle Barns in every state. When planning it out, we thought that it would be best to hit the bigger states first: New York, Illinois, Texas, Oregon, and Colorado. However, during my eighteen years at The Gentle Barn I’m realizing that I’m not…

In the Barnyard: May 11, 2017

Pearl had cancer when we met her 2 years ago. It was small then, but we knew it would steadily grow. We put her on daily Sun Chlorella Algae Super Food to boost her immune system and welcomed her into our barn to be warm and safe. She very quickly became part of our family and kept us laughing with her…

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