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Marigold

Jan 21, 2024

As we prepared for the cold snap, Kindred Volunteer Karen Atkinson offered to foster Marigold and Poppy.  This turned out to be a really good decision as the Office/Volunteer Room actually became bitter cold even with several heaters going 24/7. Guinea Pigs require a minimum of 15′ C at all times. Karen set up a […]

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Dandelion our beautiful guinea pig

Jan 21, 2024

Dandelion passed away.I tucked in the Guinea Pigs last night and I felt the hole that her absence has left behind.Dandelion may be little but she was one of the most cherished animals at the farm.  There was not a lot of chatter from Marigold and Poppy last night.  They too are missing their sister.   Our […]

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Exciting Artistic Partnership with Nicole Carrie

Jan 16, 2024

At Kindred Community Farm Sanctuary, we are overjoyed to announce a wonderful collaboration with the talented artist, Nicole Carrie. Nicole, who embarked on her painting journey in 2005 after retiring from a successful 20-year career as the owner of a Ladies clothing store, recently donated her captivating “How you doin’?” rooster canvas to our sanctuary. […]

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Donner’s Legacy

Oct 9, 2023

This time last year we welcomed 4 new bunnies to Kindred Farm, Donner, Pickles, Dirk, and Trouble (new name Treble).  They all came as single bunnies who were in need of some bunny friends.  But Donner and Dirk were never really accepted into the group or, as I like to think, they were just not interested […]

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The boy who chopped down the Sycamore Gap Tree

Oct 5, 2023

Did you see the news out of the UK about the Sycamore Gap Tree being deliberately cut down? There was a huge uproar across the UK and worldwide.https://youtu.be/rgcDn3hkQe8?si=mQMSNmZSxcnlxnsV Police said they have arrested a 16-year-old boy following the incident, who was later released on bail. It is hard to imagine a young boy hell bent […]

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So many feelings about this tragedy

Apr 16, 2023

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. I feel compelled to write something just about once a season as the world experiences another […]

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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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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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