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

Dudley

This week marks the year anniversary of Dudley’s passing. For many of us, the news of his transition brought pain, tears, and stopped us in our tracks. I remember not being able to stop screaming. I didn’t want a Gentle Barn without Dudley…

A Gentle Barn Story

My Gentle Barn story started with my first visit. I originally heard of The Gentle Barn from my brother who at the time was doing community service. I had just recently gone vegan, and I remember leaving The Gentle Barn with…

My Humble Beginnings

If you have read my book, My Gentle Barn, you'll know that I started The Gentle Barn on a half acre backyard, in The San Fernando Valley after visiting an abusive petting zoo and coming home with many of their most decrepit animals.…

Much progress!

Have you heard the extremely exciting news that Kentucky Fried Chicken is launching a vegan meal?! On July 1st they are beginning a test of Vegan Gardein chickn, vegan biscuits, vegan coleslaw, and even redoing their honey mustard dressing…

Tribute to a Gentle Giant

Gentle Ben and Ellie

Gentle Ben was so enormous that he dwarfed even the tallest of men. Even when he was lying down, he seemed intimidating. But the minute we were engulfed by his sweet, Gentle spirit, it was clear that all he had to offer…

Going to Nashville

Ellie at Nashville Property

I am so extremely grateful for all the generosity and support of our GoFundMe Campaign, so we can move our Tennessee…

Transitions

The most frustrating and simultaneously miraculous thing about life is that we can never predict it. Rarely do things happen the way we plan or expect it to work out, especially where animals are concerned. Sometimes the frailest surprise us with their will to live, and then other times…

Dudley’s Legacy

Ellie & Jay at new Nashville Property

We have some very exciting news! After searching for almost two years, we have finally found our forever home in Tennessee! According to our model of being in the most populated city in each…

The Love Inside Us

A girl and pig, embracing.

Many people believe animal are healing, inspiring, and wonderful. Most say that they are so important and soothing because they offer unconditional love and a non-judgmental attitude to all. When we are…

Freedom

Jay and I spent a very productive week at our Gentle Barn Missouri location. We let our new turkeys outside for the first time, we took the tags out of The St Louis Six’ ears, and we caught a feral sheep and brought him home. It’s amazing how fast the week went, but we left with a big…