Author Archives: dianashaffner

A New House for the Boys

The new little daytime shelter for our goat boys Kevin & Oliver has been completed. The Animal Man designed and built it with the utmost attention to detail and love. For their protection from wildlife, the boys will still stay in the horse barn overnight. However, while out during the day, we thought they might enjoy a mini shelter like

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Next Up – Open Barn on Sept. 23

Mark your cow-lender! Our next Open Barn is coming up quickly on September 23 from 1 to 4 pm. It’s pay-what-you-can-admission. Open Barns are a wonderful experience whether you come alone or with your whole family. Get up close and personal with horses, cows, pigs, goats, and donkeys. Let our disabled animals inspire you with their joy of life and

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Thank You! Sox for Horses

Please help us welcome ‘Sox for Horses’ as one of our newest supporters. We are so very grateful for a generous product donation from Sox for Horses for our Arabian Shabah who has been suffering from a severe outbreak of dermatitis, a painful condition of the skin around the legs. Despite treatment with various topical, we only had moderate success

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Kevin’s 1 Week Progress Report

Little Kevin has had his prosthetic leg now for one full week, wearing it for about one hour in the morning and again in the evening. These are training and physical therapy sessions for him which include stretching exercises for the contracted muscles around his hip. He faced a combination of several issues. an outward rotation of the lower leg

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Why Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness matters because you matter, your life matters and how you use your precious time on earth, your life, matters. Mindfulness is being present in the here and now. It has nothing to do with denying the past or never planning for the future. Reflecting backwards and planning ahead are important and useful activities for  leading a productive life and

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A New Leg for Kevin

7 months old Kevin is showing off his prosthetic leg. He is now undergoing practice sessions twice daily to learn about putting weight on the new leg and relax his very contracted right hip area. As of right now, an extension had to be taped to the bottom of the prosthetic leg to allow the prosthetic to come in contact

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Welcome Rupert!

Look who just joined the Good Acres crew?! Rupert, a feisty 6-months young black potbelly pig has joined our other two pig boys Otto and Charlie. Rupert was previously a house pet with a large yard and some dog and chicken friends. He hasn’t been around other pigs but will no doubt eventually enjoy their company while snoozing and rooting

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