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

Princess Gives Hope

We had three teenage foster kids on probation come to the barn this week. They were all pretty shut down and closed off at first. I asked them what word best described who they were and what was their dream. They didn’t know initially, but, with a little encouragement, they finally said what they wanted to do…

A Very Difficult Goodbye

Charlie and Lacey left us this week after having the best year of their life. When we rescued them last year, they were 14 years old and were being put down at the animal shelter after living their whole lives in a backyard. They would have been put to sleep at the hands of strangers with fear…

Aretha

Last week, we were visited by some seniors who took a tour of The Gentle Barn, hugging the cows, giving the pigs tummy rubs, and holding chickens. They were mostly city folk and some had never held a chicken or pet a farm animal before. As one 82-year-old woman said, “It’s never too late!” They had a great time…

Charlie and Lacey are 15 years old now

We rescued Charlie and Lacey a year ago when they were 14 years old and could not walk. We gave them superior nutrition to give them strength, Sun Chlorella to boost their immune system, and acupuncture, massage therapy, cold laser, chiropractic, and water therapy to keep them pain free and mobile. It…

Chickens

We have about 25 chickens right now and most of them are older hens who are the products of the egg industry. In the egg industry, chickens are genetically engineered to reach sexual maturity at only a few months old instead of at 2 years old as nature intended. Since they are designed to lay eggs very early…

Worthy, Indie and Chris

We just got word regarding our gorgeous horses in Kentucky that they are doing very well and are so happy it’s spring! They are loving the green, all-you-can-eat buffet, and the warm, sunny weather. They are in a huge pasture and are running and playing and loving spending quality family…

Sun Chlorella to the rescue

One Sunday several weeks ago, we had a family come to the barn very upset, asking to speak with us. They said that they had a dog, Sophia, who had a routine dental cleaning and was sent home with anti-inflammatory medicine. A few weeks later, Sophia was not eating, in excruciating pain, and was…

"My Gentle Barn"

The best part about "My Gentle Barn" is hearing from people from all over the world about what they think of the book, how they love animals, and about the animals in their life.

This is an email from Bonnie in New York:
“Nelson and I were so taken with the stories of rescue, hope, and selflessness…

Charlie and Lacey: One Year Later!

Charlie and Lacey were rescued a year ago this month and are doing so well! After living outdoors for 14 years, they are finally in a home where they are loved and adored.

Their therapy continues to support them and enable them to walk and be pain free. They love going for walks and adventures…

Anniversary of the Backyard Butcher

The month of April marks the 2nd anniversary of the rescue of many animals from a backyard butcher in Santa Clarita, CA. There was a place not too far from The Gentle Barn that was raising animals to slaughter and sell the meat to the community. The animals were abused, diseased, and kept in filthy conditions,…

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