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

Featured Video: A Pig's Last Day Becomes His First Day

Here is Biscuit when he first came to The Gentle Barn. He was used at a pumpkin patch and after they closed for the season, he was to be sent off to slaughter the next day. Biscuit lived a full and happy with us for almost 11 years. Although Biscuit is no longer with us, his…

Featured Video: Ellie Talks About Biscuit

Here Ellie introduces this gentle giant and talks about pigs and how Biscuit got to be so big. Although Biscuit is no longer with us, his story will live on. We invite you to visit our pigs in California and Tennessee and fall in love!

Getting Through the Grief

Last week was a hard week. Our beloved Maddie passed away who has been with us for thirteen years. Also, our master teacher, Biscuit, left…

In Loving Memory of Biscuit

We first found Biscuit in a pumpkin patch exactly 10 years ago. We took our kids there to pick out pumpkins, having no idea there would be any animals there. But as we entered and walked around we discovered Biscuit in a tiny cage all…

A Pig’s Birthday Party

Biscuit turned ten this week and we had over 500 guests here to celebrate him with us. Every hour throughout the day, we brought him cake and sang him happy birthday. Each time we did, he would sit up, smile at everyone, and eat his cake, making sounds of delight. He loved it!

We have…

Piggy Pedicures

With spring and it’s song birds, sunshine and flowers, comes great activity at The Gentle Barn. We have so much to do to take care of the animals. Tasks like sheep-sheering, goat hoof trimming, grooming everyone's winter coats to help them shed, and trimming pig tusks.

Male pigs have…

A Gentle Giant

                                          

Biscuit had his 9th birthday celebration this past Sunday and he loved the cake and the singing so much. He ate most of the cake and then left some for the other pigs to enjoy. It’s a really big deal that he just turned 9 as most farmed pigs don’t live that…

Eight Years of Hog Heaven!

       

Eight years ago, Jay and I took our kids to a pumpkin patch. We had no idea they had animals there, but when we got inside we noticed a small baby pig in a cage. He looked alone and not very…

A Happy Birthday

We sang Biscuit happy birthday last week and gave him a special piggy birthday cake made out of carrots, bananas, apples, molasses and nuts, made by two of our very special baking volunteers. There were a lot of visitors in the barnyard and, honestly, I was wondering if he would appreciate…

Biscuit's Birthday

Wild pigs are very agile and strong and live about 20 years. Scientists have taken the DNA of the wild pig and genetically engineered it to create a man made animal designed to get very big, very fast to go to slaughter at 6 months old. By the time they are fully grown at 3 years old they are abnormally large and have an average life span…

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