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

Memories

April marks the anniversary of several exciting memories and events at The Gentle Barn, and I cannot help but think about them as I move through my day. A year ago, we embarked on a turkey road trip from California to Tennessee, saved the lives of six cows who had escaped a slaughterhouse in Missouri,…

Nature Heals

As the week draws to a close, I am both elated about our grand opening and saddened that shortly after it'll be time for me to return to California. This time spent in Missouri has been so good for my soul! After the many goodbyes to senior…

Featured Video: The St. Louis Six Come Home

They're home, they're home, the St. Louis Six are home!!!

Learning to Trust

Spending the last week with the St. Louis Six, now that they're home, has been an honor and a privilege. Many of their fans and supporters were worried that the transport would be traumatic or set them back, but it actually was quite the opposite. It was the very first time Chico and his…

Featured Video: Sand for the Cow Barn

We got sand for the cow barn today (9/5/2017) to make it soft and absorbent for the St…

Opening Missouri

We're back in Missouri, working on the last touches to the property, barns and fences to bring the St. Louis Six home, to rescue more animals, and to open our doors to the community. We accomplished so much in August, but have so…

In Missouri

This week Jay and I headed to St Louis, Missouri to create our third Gentle Barn! I am so happy that my little childhood dream, created in my small backyard eighteen years ago, is now in three states. Sometimes I am going through my day and…

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!!!

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 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…