Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other


When we rescue animals and bring them home, we heal their bodies, teach them to trust people, and introduce them to our other animals so they can become part of our family. That’s the easy part. The part that takes even longer is reminding them of who they are so they can connect to the love and…

The Ebb and Flow of Animal Rescue

As 2017 comes to a close, I think back on what a year it has been: so many ups and downs, losses and victories! We said goodbye to Dudley and thought we could not go on. We saved the St. Louis Six and opened a third Gentle Barn in Missouri. We said farewell to Buttercup, who we’ve been blessed to…

Peace is Profitable!

Up until now, big business has been responsible for a lot of destruction to our world. They have caused heart disease and cancer to our bodies. They have caused suffering to animals. They have caused destruction to our forests, oceans, and skies. Now big business is purchasing vegan companies. The dairy industry owns silk. Tyson invested millions in Beyond Meat. Field Roast was just bought out by…

Holding the Space For Them

As you may have seen on social media, we have a new baby boy here in CA. Ferdinand was so scared and sad when he first arrived, but with time, patience, and lots of love he is coming around to the joy that has been waiting for him here. He is finally starting to explore and play. Each morning…

Emotional Blindness

When I was a child, it was so clear to me that animals were angels among us. They were here to love us unconditionally, witness us, and mirror back to us that we were loveable and perfect just the…


I rescued my very first turkey the November after our grand opening in 1999. I was so excited! His family purchased him to kill for Thanksgiving, but could not go through with it, and they brought him to me. He was so handsome…

My Sweet Buttercup

When I met Buttercup for the first time, my heart swelled with love for her and I felt like a part of my childhood dream had come true. I had always dreamed of having rescued animals who I would love and nurture and they would save me right back.…

Cuddle Turkeys

I knew boy turkeys loved to show off, but when I rescued my first female turkey I was in for a big surprise. She was white and fluffy and had a pink snood and pink feet. I loved her instantly. Each day when I would go out to do my chores…

Featured Video: Claire & Michelle

This is how we ready our celebrity animals for Thanksgiving!

Much More than a Drum Stick

Several years ago we had a turkey named Chloe who we had rescued from Thanksgiving. Her toes and beak had been cut off with a hot blade, and she was filthy dirty. When she came in, she was very angry. We thought that she would hate people…

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