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Stop, take a deep breath

Mar 8, 2020

Fear is a basic emotion. It cannot be lightly dismissed. The fear driving those to stock pile toilet paper is being made fun of, but fear needs to have a place to park and feel safe. Stocking up on toilet paper is helping people to feel safe. Stocking up on toilet paper is internally focused, […]

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Equine-Assisted Mental Health & Wellness

Mar 2, 2020

Kindred Community Farm Sanctuary is a leading non-profit in the lower mainland that utilizes Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI) and Horticultural Therapy Activities (HTA) to effect positive change in our community. We are literally bursting at the seams at our current location and our property is smack dab in the the middle of a high-density redevelopment. Our […]

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National Fairy Tale Day

Feb 26, 2020

Once Upon a Time there were thousands of one-day old baby chicks tumbling down an assembly line.  Each one turned over to guess their gender.  Boy chicks were thrown away (in a very disturbing way) and girl chicks kept on moving down the line into shipping boxes. 50 of the sorted babies ended up at […]

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Sad News: Ray Charles

Jan 16, 2020

I’ve shared in other newsletters about how relentless Ray’s bumble foot was.  Kindred Blog: Ray Charles Health Care: Part 1 Kindred Blog: Ray Charles Health Care: Part 2 All the volunteers at the farm never gave up as long as he had a good quality of life and there was hope.  We lost that hope on New Year’s Eve. […]

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Sad News: Lucky

Jan 14, 2020

On Saturday, December 14th I got very disturbing news.  A coyote came right into our Children’s Garden and grabbed Lucky!  Before we knew it, Lucky was gone without a trace.   We work so hard at protecting our dear ones from predators.  Every morning we let the birds out to free range while we do […]

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Ray Charles Health Care: Part 2

Dec 22, 2019

Dr. Louise examined Ray Charles on December 5th and agreed to do the surgery but she was not optimistic about the outcome. She was worried about the amount of infection and there was a good possibility it had spread into his bones. I asked her to take x-rays while he was under. There was extensive […]

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Ray Charles Health Care: Part 1

Dec 22, 2019

Ray Charles has had severe bumble foot since the beginning of the summer.  He was examined by two vets who were unable to come up with a treatment plan for him.  The main reason for this is because it’s very unusual for a commercial white breasted turkey to live past 5 months so there is […]

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Kindergarten Field Trip

Oct 26, 2019

Kindred has recently partnered with PEACE which is a resource sharing charity for farm sanctuaries in BC.  Sarein of PEACE was contacted by a Kindergarten teacher, Melissa who wanted to bring her class to a farm sanctuary. None of the other farm sanctuaries in the area accommodate children, so Sarein presented the idea to me […]

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