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Matriarch Turkey: Freida May

Jan 23, 2023

This photo shows Freida May in all her glory as the reigning fluffy white matriarch of our feathered flock. But her reign ended this past Monday. Three years was not long enough to be in her glowing white presence. But Freida May did defy all the odds by living into her 6th year. This is […]

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Volunteers are Essential Services

Dec 31, 2022

In October, I wrote a letter to the owner of the property we have put an offer on.  In part it says, “Kindred believes in community. We have 65 volunteers who care for the animals, land and buildings.  I know our volunteers will be overjoyed to take care of your farm.  We have been through many […]

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Elvis the most perfect cat

Aug 27, 2022

No one is perfect, but Elvis was very close to being the perfect cat. He loved people. And that included every single volunteer and every person who ever came to the farm. He was so gentle. Never a scratch or a bite ever happened with Elvis. His signature move was nicknamed “the dolphin.” He wouldn’t […]

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Misto gone too soon

Aug 3, 2022

It’s common to talk about how similar rabbits and horses digestive systems are. We talk about this a lot at the farm because it can be real scary when something goes wrong with their digestion – food can go down but it can’t go back up – they can’t vomit. What doesn’t get talked about […]

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14733 km to Home

Jul 9, 2022

Guest Post by: Christine Mayworm, Program Director. Home –How do you define it?Is it the place you were born?Is it the place where you’ve spent the majority of your life? Is it where you are living now?Or, is it not a place at all, but rather a state of mind? The cross- country journey I just […]

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Vanilla Bean Gone Too Soon

Jun 21, 2022

I’m so sad to let you know that Vanilla Bean passed away early Saturday morning.  But I am so happy to let you know that she had the best day on Friday.  She was given a nice warm sponge bath, critical care, and time outside in the sun with Java and Misto.  Vanilla Bean came to […]

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Assault weapon in the hands of any child?

May 26, 2022

Disclaimer:This post is not about every child who experiences trauma. Not all children who experience trauma will resort to violence. This post is about how early intervention can be a lifeline and can help children to cope non-violently with trauma. This post looks in hindsight at trauma in a troubled teen and access to assault […]

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Why is it people vs animals?

Mar 3, 2022

I get asked, “how can you help animals when there is a war in Ukraine?” Why do so many people look at the world as people vs animals. Why can’t you help both? I look at the world as people and animals connected, forever intertwined and interdependent on each other. 1. Animals make the world […]

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