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

Let me in

When I met her, she avoided my gaze and she had a cold, “stay out” expression on her face. She was showing me that she didn’t care about me, or my animals, or our place, or anything I had to say. “Duly noted,” I thought to myself.

When we all sat at the picnic tables and I asked the teens what word best described who they were and…

Milo

Milo was left alone in a backyard for nine whole years because his people got him as a gift and didn’t want him. When the couple got divorced, Milo was going to be sent to the pound but we found out just in time and brought him home to The Gentle Barn to be part of our family instead. Because he was left alone…

Worthy, Indie and Chris Update!

Worthy, Indie and Chris are doing great in Kentucky. The snow has finally melted, the grass is finally turning green and the sun is shining. Their winter coats are shedding and they are happy outside, playing and being together.

We want to keep the horses close to Rood and Riddle, the vet hospital…

Happy Pigs!

 

When you come out on a Sunday from 10am-2pm these days, you will get quite a show from the pigs. It is warm now and the pigs spend most of the day in their pool. It is amazing how fun it is to watch pigs in mud! …

My Gentle Barn, Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope:

This was Ellie and her dog Simon, who was Ellie's best friend when she was a kid. They used to muck around in the lakes and watch the tadpoles turn into frogs each spring. They would walk through the woods and find salamanders and bunny rabbits and watch bats fly…

My Gentle Barn, Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope 1

Our Founder's book comes out in two weeks, on March 25th, wow how time flies! It has been a year and a half process for her to write the book and she is so excited to share her story with you! If you pre-order it now, we will send you a photo…

Spring At The Barn

 

At The Gentle Barn, spring brings exciting things growing in our vegetable garden, new leaves on the trees, butterflies and bees, pigs in the mud, and lots of field trips! Children of all ages, from Orange…

A Visit From Buda

    

We had an interesting week: On Monday we woke to find a beautiful dog chained to our front gate with a note. The note read, "Hi, my name is Buda. I am a 4-year-old American Staffordshire. My father adopted me 4 years ago and loved…

Pixie Update

After an extremely involved surgery to remove a tumor on her neck. Pixie is now on the mend. Pixie’s drain was taken out this week and she was brought home from our healing center to our main location. Pixie was so depressed there, that once the drain was removed…

Oh Rats

Last Sunday we had some very special visitors. A woman came to meet me and when I went to hug her, she stopped me and explained that there were rats in her collar. At second glance, I saw that there were three lumps around her neck. I asked if I could meet…

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