Five days since the last post and donation. A few updates. Working on sectioning off and fence in additional pasture to get the best out of it via rotation. Cricket should be going to her forever home on April 5th. She has captured the hearts of a family in the Dayton area. Horse 28 has come through the doors, though he is a sponsored "lifer" per request of some of our followers, because of his past. Bailey should be finishing up her refeeding program and available for adoption within the next 30-45 days. I am currently screening interested parties for her future adoption. This week, some changes were made to the run within the barn, where the horses get out of the weather. The farrier came out, and the 5 horses within my full care are now current on their pedicures. The dentist came out and did everyone's teeth, but Luke as he was not here. Round bale order should be here by the middle of next week. If you could, please donate a few dollars or cross post and share to reach audiences that I cannot. I appreciate the continued care and support, as do the horses and ponies of the past, present, and hopefully future!
Thank you, Laura, for the donation. Trying for another $35, today. The farrier was out, which ran $150. Receipt to come. Please, if you cannot donate, cross posting and sharing mean just as much. Thank you!
Thank you, Tari! $410 left to go. This week is round bale week as well as farrier, so anything and everything is more than appreciated. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. This week a new page will be set up for the rescue itself. While it won't be posted as much, it will strictly be for funds associated with the horses, farrier, feed, and only a percentage of the bills that involve the barn or fuel, etc.
Thank you Kimberly and Christy. $485 to go to reach the last of rent. This is the last month I will ask for assistance on this page before I shut it down. Cricket is still looking for a home and Bailey is still being rehabbed for her weight and then she will be evaluated as far as her riding. I apologize for the lack of updates. I lost my job due to the injury and was replaced by two people, so I have been selling things and scrambling to make ends meet, because donations are down. I know it has been a hard winter and times are tough, but if you could cross post and share, it means just as much as any donation. Thank you.
There are over 1,000 people who may see this message daily. If every person just donated $1, it would help keep the farm and rescue running for the month. At this time, the farm's truck and only vehicle is in the shopdue to an acciden. Everyone was okay, including the horses on the trailer that ran over the front end of my truck. At this time, I am unable to haul and I am not sure when things will be fixed. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. It means just as much. Thank you!
The goal still stands at $45. Today's horse story is about Saint. It was close to Christmas and a call came in about a mini that was going to be "shot if not taken tonight." Being as we had no truck and trailer that night, we ended up coming to the rescue in a PT Cruiser. He was full of worms, needed weight, and to our surprise... A 2 year old, un dropped stud colt! He was adopted by a woman in New York and continues to flourish in his new home!
Today's goal is $45. The rescue story of the day is Dottie. Dottie was illegally ran through an auction in Carrollton by an ex camp worker. She is completely blind and has Cushing's disease. After being dumped, she was brought here and put on the proper medications to manage her ERU flare ups and Cushing's disease. She has been here for over 2 years and brought joy to special needs children and adults. She has also taught a few children how to ride and care for horses and ponies properly. After serving her life at the camp, and being thrown away, she has become a sanctuary horse due to her many needs and the stress some blind horses have when they are rehomed. She has learned the pasture and calls to the other horses when she gets "lost." If you cannot donate, please cross post and share. It means just as much to Dottie and the other horses who find a safe haven and a soft place to land. Thank you, so much!
I am going to try something new. In 2.5 years, 27 horses have found sanctuary, new homes, and safe haven. Every post made will be to showcase those horses. The first horse that was rescued was Tonka. Tonka was a 2-3 year old stud colt that was abandoned at a boarding facility. He was auctioned off. Because he was untouched and unhandled and gelded right before the sale, he was a likely candidate for a kill buyer. The RKR had the winning bid and a friend trailered him for no charge. Luckily, our patient farrier was able to give him his first trim. After a year on pasture with some handling, he was sent to a trainer to work with his stud like behavior. 3 home offers fell through. Luckily, he bonded with my ex-wife and found a home with her. He is truly a one person horse and will live out his days in her care. If this story moves you, please consider making a small donation, cross posting, or sharing. Another story to come. Thank you!
Only in Ohio does it go from 60 degrees back to freezing rain in just the matter of a few hours. The horses are tucked inside for the day. Bailey cannot e out in this weather, due to her body condition. While it is better, the cold and wet day is not the best for keeping weight on and the rain makes it impossible to blanket for turn out. If you could, please cross post and share and possibly make a small donation. Thank you, so much!
I just say down and did a count and it has come to my attention that 24 horses have come through the rescue in less than 3 years. A few found sanctuary due to their blindness, and all but 2 have found forever homes. While Bailey is still rehabbing, and Cricket is waiting for her forever home... To me? It is incredible. Every dollar donated helps keep the farm and keep the horses cared for. And every cross post and share helps reach audiences that I could never dream of. If you could, please toss a few dollars as an icebreaker. Thank you!
Eight days since the last donation. It's been busy here with the nice weather and I have not been able to log on. The hay order was taken and the receipt will be posted. Sadly, no interest in little Cricket, once again. She would love a forever home! Bailey is still rehabbing so that she can be available for adoption sometime this spring. Dottie is still enjoying her life as a sanctuary horse in a pasture she has memorized. Most don't realize she is blind until they see her up close. There is no goal. If you could, please cross post and share and spread the word. Thank you!!!
4 days since the last donation. Saturday or Sunday, the hay delivery will be paid for and picked up. Still little to no interest in Cricket and Bailey is still putting on weight. Farrier is coming this month, as well. The goal of the day remains at $30. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you, so much!
Belated update for the day. Sadly, someone siphoned approximately $80 in fuel from my truck last night. To be frank, I hope they needed it more than I did. And that says a lot, considering that I am still on unpaid leave. Despite the loss, today's goal is only $30. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. Thank you, so much.
Today's goal will be set at $30. A round bale order is pending delivery. Cricket is still looking for her forever home and Bailey is still recovering. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you!
Thank you, Jessica and Brenda, for the belated icebreaker for the day! Looking for a second tier goal of just $5 to keep things rolling this evening. If you cannot donate, please cross post and share. It means every bit as much to me. Thank you!
A silly goal is being set for the day. Next week, we have a hay order. I know it's a long shot"¦ so we'll do it in chunks. We have 4 round bales coming, let's start with a $30 goal for the day. Each round bale is approximately $40 after fuel to pick up and drop off. If anyone is brave enough to toss out an icebreaker in this belated post of the day, it'd be much appreciated. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. You can reach audiences that I couldn't dream of. Rent will be paid on Tuesday, which zaps pretty much what is left in the account. Thank you, everyone, for your continued care and support. Thank you! (And as always, receipts will be posted.)
Lowering the third tier goal to just $5 for the rest of the evening. Please continue to cross post and share. Taking care of the evening feeding, and bedding down the indoor critters for the night. Thank you, everyone!
Thank you, Shonta! Second goal reached and surpassed. I am setting a third goal of $30. The day is still young, and things are spiraling in a good way! Please keep spreading the word and keep this snowball going! If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you!!!
Thank you, Christine, for the donation. Only $5 until the second goal is reached! What an amazing start to an amazing day! If you could continue to post out and share, that would be amazing. March is coming and that is farrier month! Cricket is still looking for her forever home. Dolly is leaving for her new home this weekend, and Bailey is still being rehabbed to gain weight. Little blind Dottie still makes her home here, and has to have Dailey medicine for her Cushing's disease and special meds for her ERU flare ups. A round bale order will be placed next week, which will run $140 + fuel and it's almost time to pay the farm rent. Please cross post and share and thank you for the donations!
Thank you, Kristina and Kim! What a wonderful icebreaker for the day! The new goal of the day is $30. Feeding time, so this message will be a little shorter than usual. And please remember, if you can't donate, cross posting and sharing means just as much. Thank you!
Three days since the last donation. Unfortunately, the job interview yesterday (if I were to get the position) would have left me just breaking even. It was over an hour drive. I'm currently looking for other positions, local. I am NOT clear to work yet, but things are dwindling here and I have to do what I can to help myself save the farm. It's early and the goal for the day is just $15. If you can't donate, please know that you can help in so many other way. Cross posting and sharing mean just as much to me and the animals here, so if you could"¦ please spread the word. You can reach audiences that I can't. Thank you, so much for your time and your continued support.
A little late in the day, but I had to make a feed run and do some other errands for the farm. The goal for the day is $15. I have another job interview approximately 1 hour away from the house at 10AM, tomorrow in Zanesville, despite not being cleared. I may be raffling off one of my beautiful, antique saddles in the near future in hopes of getting ends to meet.
Thank you, Shawnee, for the donation! That's two chunks down and $15 to go before the goal is met. It will be the first time the goal has been met in 3 days if we meet it! If you can't donate, please cross post and share! It means the world to the animals and I. Thank you!
Thank you, Nancy, for the icebreaker. It's late, but the goal can still be reached. Another $25, and the goal for the evening will be met. Please, if you can't donate a few dollars, cross posting and sharing means just as much. You can reach audiences that I couldn't dream of. Thank you!
Posting for the evening crowd. Had some visitors today who fed the horses carrots and loved all over them and even helped groom a few out. The goal for the day is $40. It's been 3 days since the last donation. While I am still not cleared to work, I am actively looking for a job because at this point and time, the farm is highly at risk at being lost. If you can't donate a few dollars, please consider cross posting and sharing. Thank you, everyone!
The second family coming to visit Cricket got called into work, so instead we are having some helpers and Dolly's adopters are coming to visit her. Pictures to come. Everyone's munching on hay and enjoying this beautiful weather before the snow rolls back in again. There were 8 visitors yesterday. If each visitor donated a mere $5, the goal for today could be reached. If you can't donate, please, you can help in other ways. Cross posting and sharing mean just as much to me. Thank you!
Three days since the last donation. Putting in more applications, despite not being cleared to work. A family came to see Cricket, yesterday and another may be coming to see her today. Dolly will be leaving in approximately a week. Bailey is still on her long road to recovery. And little blind Dottie is doing what she does"¦ bumbling around the pasture and visiting the neighbors over the fence. The goal of the day is $40. If you can't donate a few dollars as an icebreaker, please consider cross posting and sharing. It means just as much. Thank you!
Two days since the last donation. I'm sick, so spending a weekend between the barn and the couch. Dolly will be leaving in about a week and a half. NightMare has been re-named Whitney and is doing amazing in her new digs. Cricket may have a family or two coming to look at her within the near future, despite all of the rain! Bailey is still putting on weight, but has a long road to recover. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. The goal of the day is $40. Thank you, so much!
Really trying to drum things up this evening. Yesterday, we had 24 visitors. If each visitor donated just $5, we could surpass $100. Despite not being cleared to work, I am currently searching for a job. It's come to a point where the farm may be lost by March if I can't get something to happen. While I am currently on the search (I had an interview 40 minutes away from the house today), let's see if we can get the ball rolling. If you can't donate, please don't worry. Cross posting and sharing means just as much. Thank you, so much, everyone!
Thank you, Kim, for the donation. Tomorrow, we're rolling out the last 2 round bales, so a hay order will be made. The new hay order of 4 will be $160 and I will post the receipt again. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. You can reach audiences that I may not be able to, and it means just as much to me. The goal for the day is $40. Can it be reached? Can it be surpassed?
Hourly updates, for the most part of today. We're on tier 2 of today's goal. $25. That buys part of a 1,200 pound round bale from our new supplier, helps with the $700 rent to keep the farm, keep the electric on to keep the troughs de-iced with all the terrible weather Ohio has been having, and so on. Please, if you can't donate, cross post and share. It means the world. Thank you!
I missed something, this morning! Thank you, Brent and Abbey. For some reason, the notification never went through. So, I apologize for the belated icebreaker for the day. Goal met, and now a second goal of $25 is being set. Thank you, so much. And please remember, if you can't donate, cross posting and sharing means just as much to me. THANK YOU!
Three days since the last donation. NightMare has gone to her new home and is fitting in nicely. Dolly won't be leaving for two weeks from today, because she has to have a Strangles vaccine to be accepted into her new boarding location. Cricket has been moved from her foster location, to the farm itself, and Bailey is still working on gaining weight. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. Due to my own fault (I've been very busy trying to get around in the snow), I haven't been very diligent at posting this link. The goal for the day is $25. If we can, let's meet it"¦ surpass it! THANK YOU, everyone!
Dinner time! If you could, we have the second tier of the day. Can we get another $25 before the night is up? Every dollar donated truly helps. Every $5 can buy a square bale of hay or 1/4 bag of feed. Every $20 donated can buy a bag of quality feed. Every $30 donated helps with a hoof trim. Every $40 donated helps with a 1,200 pound round bale to assist in free choice hay. Other things donations help with? The $700 rent to keep the farm safe. The electric bill, which keeps the barn lit to aid the horses with vision issues and blindness"¦ to help them find their way "home." It also helps keep the troughs de-iced. Thank you, everyone, for helping and your continued care and compassion.
Thank you, Rev. Lynn, for the icebreaker for the day. Goal is met"¦ now let's go for part two. Things have been slow as of late, so let's get the ball rolling. The equine dentist is coming out as soon as the weather breaks (hopefully next week, with predicted temperatures), and it'll be time to purchase round bales in a few weeks. So, if you could"¦ please spread the word. We still have an adorable miniature mare for adoption. Cricket's pasture mate has since found a home with the Walters family, but sadly, she doesn't have a home of her own, yet. If you can't donate, cross post and share! Thank you, so much!
Still pushing for an icebreaker for the day. Yesterday wielded 24 visitors. If each one of them tossed out a single dollar and some change, the goal for the day could be reached. That's a gas station coffee, or a snack. Please, if you're not in the position to donate"¦ don't fret or feel bad. Cross posting and sharing mean just as much to me. Thank you, so much!
Today's goal is $25. It's slowed way down, and there's still nearly 2 months left before I am cleared to work. I am having trouble with my ligaments stretching properly, which explains the bruising in my foot. Thankfully, I have help around the farm so things can get done. There's also the potential for my arch collapsing, though it's a touch and go issue at this point and not something immediate. Receipts for the bills will be posted this evening. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. We're about 2/3 of the way through my injury with only 58% of the goal met. I'm considering auctioning off some of the items I have around the house in hopes of raising funds quickly, because at this point, the farm could be lost. Even with a goal set, every dollar helps. Is there anyone able to make an icebreaker this morning in hopes of getting the ball rolling? THANK YOU, from the animals and I. Pictures to come.
It is official. Dolly is adopted, adoption papers are signed, they are boarding where I use to keep my horses before securing the farm"¦ and she'll be leaving in approximately 2 weeks. This leaves little Cricket, who has been moved from her foster home, back to the farm. If you could, please cross post and share this in order to help raise funds to keep the farm going. There's about 2 months left before I'm cleared for work, and it'd be a shame to lose the farm at this point. The goal for the day is only $25. I apologize for not being on sooner, but I was doing paperwork and adoptions for a majority of the day, and trying to get affairs in order. Thank you, everyone!
Thank you, Melissa Walters"¦ and everyone in her crew... Kellie Schuster, Traci McGuire, Nancy Bachman-Potter, Becky Williams, Claire Zwiggy, Theresa Ferrante, Carol Stephens, Debbie Doran-Flory, Gilda Lopez, Ashley Cole, Kim and Amanda Gray. The account was rocked, but let's see if we can take it a step further this evening. Only $25 to reach the original goal of the day. Thank you, so much, everyone for helping the best that you can. :)
See this adorable little girl on the right? Her pasture mate Shelby (now Roxie) to the left has since been adopted"¦ but Cricket is still waiting for her forever home. Please, if you can donate a few dollars to help with her upkeep and to help meet the day's goal of $25, it would be more than appreciated. Thank you, so much!
Still looking for the icebreaker for the day. The goal is only $25. If 5 people gave up Starbucks or a pack of smokes for the day, the goal could be met. Please, if you can't donate, cross post and share. Every little bit helps. Thank you, so much.
Thank you, Tari, for the donation. And thank you, Violet, for the donation. Good morning, everyone. The goal for the day is $25. Still waiting on a call back from my surgeon to figure out what the random bruising in my foot is. The limp won't go away, which is fine. It's the bruising that's worrying me. 11 more days until NightMare goes to her new home. 4 more days until we find out whether or not Dolly is going to be adopted. Yesterday, we had 44 visits. If every person who visited donated just $1, we could meet and surpass the goal and be a little more secure in keeping the farm and the horses safe. If you can't donate, please consider cross posting and sharing. It's just as important and means just as much to the animals and I. Thank you.
Still looking for an icebreaker for the day. I know it's getting late, but it's been 3 days since the last donation, so I'm really pushing the best that I can. Please, if you can't donate, cross posting and sharing help just as much. THANK YOU!
Still looking for a few dollars to be an icebreaker for the evening. Here's a shot of yesterday's evening feeding time. Everyone's lined up (Dottie is fed separate, because of her handicap), munching away happily without conflict. During the cold weather, these ladies and gents get three feedings a day. Headed out for the third feeding of the day and to top off the troughs. We've got another snow storm coming Thursday/Friday, so every few dollars helps with these extra feedings. Thank you, so much.
Big news here, which is why I haven't been posting. My sincere apologies. So, NightMare is OFFICIALLY adopted and will be leaving on the 22nd to her new home. Dolly has a 99% sure family coming on Saturday"¦ and there are a few families interested in Cricket. Bailey is still steadily gaining, though her behavioral issues still remain, but she's in good health and happy, so I don't mind. They're being corrected as they surface. I want to thank my incredibly patient farrier, Matt Peters. There's still a few months until I'm allowed back to work so I'm going to be trying relentlessly to reach our goal. Once these mares leave to their new homes, it will open up some space for horses in need AND allow us to split pastures and help make repairs to the barn that happened during the tornado and severe thunderstorms this summer. The goal for the day is only $30. Is there anyone who'd be willing to donate a few dollars to break the ice in hopes of reaching our goal? I am making an appointment for my surgeon this week, due to some unexplained bruising in my foot that had nothing to do with my recent surgery, so I will keep everyone updated on that. Remember"¦ every $5 can buy a square bale. Every $35 can buy a round bale. Trims are $30, and so on. I will make a more detailed list this afternoon, and I've got some more pictures of the happy horses. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. THANK YOU!
Just because a horse is considered a senior, it doesn't make them any less deserving of a loving and caring forever home. Dolly and NightMare have seen many things in their years on this earth. They are safe to handle and have valuable lessons to teach loved ones. Don't pass up these ladies, because of their age. If you could, please keep that donation ball rolling. We've hit the $20 mark for the day. It takes a minimal $700 to keep the farm, per month, without any added expenses. Every single dollar, cross post, and share helps. Thank you, so much!
Thank you, Shawnee, for the early morning icebreaker! Let's keep the ball rolling. We still have 3 amazing mares looking for their happily ever after! Thank you! Another shot of Miss NightMare, showing off her good looks.
It's been four days since the last donation, and I have some sad news. Miss NightMare will not be adopted. Something came up, so she is still available. There is no goal. Trying to make up for some lost time, so pushing what I can. Enjoy the photographs of NightMare's striking black coat against the snow. She wanted to do a little modeling.
It's almost that time of the year to float teeth, again. If we do the entire barn, it's $20 a horse. Two horses are already covered, so that leaves NightMare (if she's still here), Dolly (if she's still here), Dottie, Emmy, and Bailey. If anyone is interested in donating, he makes a receipt, just as the farrier does. Thank you, so much!
Still trying to find an icebreaker to start chipping away at the $50 goal, today. If you could, please donate a few dollars to get the proverbial snowball rolling. If you cannot donate, please cross post and share. It means just as much to me. Thank you, so much!
Good morning, everyone! Here's the receipt for the 4 round bales that were delivered yesterday evening. If you could, please donate a few dollars to help reach today's $50 goal. If you aren't in he position to donate, please consider cross postin and sharing. There is a family interested in Cricket, but transport is something they will have on fundraiser for. They don't want to dip into their emergency vet find to pick her up, but it's not a definite until she comes up with a way to transport. This leaves Miss Dolly with little to no interest. Thank you, everyone!
I apologize for the hiatus. With the help of Emily and family, we have been preparing for the ice storm that will be hitting around midnight. There are 1-2 inches of ice headed this way, as well as 6"-10" of snow. The goal for the day is $50. If you could, please donate a few dollars, cross post, or share. They are all equally important to me. Thank you, so much.
Thank you, Debbie, for the donation! A family came out and looked at Cricket today, but nothing definite, yet. A fantastic start to a 4 day slow down... So let's keep it going! Can we get another $25 before the day is through? If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you, everyone!
Going on day four. Lots of interest in NightMare, but no certain bites, yet. Little to no interest in Dolly. None in Cricket, as of late. I will lower the goal of the day to $25. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. We have a hay order coming, and it's time to pay the rent and bills. So close to 50 percent. We can't lose the farm, now!
Okay, I've got my computer back. I had some issues posting from my phone. I know it's late, but it's been three days since the last donation. The goal is set at $50. I apologize for my absence. A lot has been going on. Cricket is still looking for her forever home. She is a 6-7 year old miniature mare who is green broke (but very willing) to ride and reportedly broke to drive. Dolly is a 23 year old ASB/Walker mare who is ridden by a 5 and 8 year old girl, but large enough for an adult. Nightmare is a 20 year old Walker mare who is also ridden by the same girls, and near 16hh and can also handle an adult. These girls would LOVE their forever homes where they can be loved and doted on. There is a hay order of 4 round bales coming next week. Bales are $35 each, plus fuel to deliver. If you can't donate, please consider cross posting and sharing. Thank you, so much.
A photo of Miss Shelby in her new home. While April doesn't seem so far away, the rent needs paid, hay is needed, and the electric and gas need to stay on. The goal for today is $50. We have a hay order due at the beginning of next week. There are still three amazing ladies looking for a new home, and I refuse to lose hope. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. Thank you, so much.
No luck for yesterday. Shelby is leaving for her new home today. The goal will stand at $50. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. The last of the round bales are being rolled out, today, so an order of 4 is being made. Thank you, everyone! And please remember, we still have 3 amazing horses available for adoption. Thank you!
Today's goal is $50. Thank you, Rebecca, for the unexpected donation. Please don't forget we have 3 amazing horses up for adoption. Cricket the mini mare, Dolly the ASB/Walker cross, and NightMare the Walker. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you, so much!
Anyone want to be brave and contribute an icebreaker for the day? It doesn't have to be anything huge. A few dollars will suffice. If you could, please cross post and share in hopes of reaching a larger audience. Thank you!
Still looking for today's icebreaker. The goal is $75, in hopes of helping with the costs of the hay delivery and the three horses waiting for adoption. There were 19 visitors to this page, yesterday. If each of them donated $4-$5, the goal could be reached. Thank you, so much. If you're not in the position to donate, please cross post and share. Thank you, so much.
It's a new day and I'm getting a late start, but one of my cats passed away unexpectedly this morning so I have been a little out of sorts. We're rolling in the last two round bales, Monday, so we've made a round bale order. Round bales are $35, each, plus fuel for delivery, so I'm setting the goal high, today. The goal for today is $75. This post supposedly reaches over 1,100 people. If each of them donated a dollar, think of all the hay we could procure, etc. The farm can be kept. I do have a back up plan, just in case it is lost, but this is home to blind and special needs horses who have learned the pasture. I don't want to have to pack up and move if it can be helped. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED CARE AND SUPPORT!!!
Thank you, Stealth Rabbit, for the icebreaker. It's been an off day. I am down with kidney stones, so please don't think I am ignoring everyone. Looking for another $25 to close out the day, with just over 2 hours left. Thank you!
Still looking for $25 to close out the night. Tomorrow we will be hauling water from the house to the troughs. It's going to be back to -10 to -30 degrees for the next week, so lots of extra hay and care to make sure the horses are properly cared for. Please, if you can, donate a few dollars. We are scheduled to pick up 4, 5' x 5', 1,200 pound bales for $35 each"¦ plus a small delivery fee, with fuel. Every little bit helps. Thank you, so much!
Still looking for $25 to finish out the day. Trying so hard to network at least Cricket and Dolly. Lots of bites on Cricket, but nearly nothing after Dolly's adoption fell through. If you could, please donate a few dollars"¦ or even cross post and share. Thank you!
Thank you, Kim, for the icebreaker! We're going strong this morning. Getting ready to head out the door to physical therapy. New goal for the day is $25. 25 people visited yesterday, and if each one just contributed $1, the new goal would be reached. Thank you, everyone! If you can't donate, please cross post and share!
Thank you Nancy and Pepper for the late night donations! The goal of the day is $35. It's early, and I have PT today, so a volunteer will be caring for the horses and then we will be uploading another video of Cricket, the mini. Because of the below zero temperatures, Shelby's transport has been changed to next week. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. We have 3 horses for adoption, and things are slow with winter and hay prices. It's be much appreciated! Thanks again.
45% toward the final goal with over 3 months until I am cleared to go back to work. Please, if you can signal boost, it'd be much appreciated. It'd be a shame to lose the farm this far in the game, and if things stay slow, it's a possibility. If you are unable to donate, please don't fret. Cross posting and sharing means just as much to me.
Thank you, Rachel, for the early morning donation! Second tier of the goal is being set at $25. 7 people visited yesterday. If each of them contributed $4, which is just the price of a coffee and a donut or less than a pack of smokes, the goal could be reached. Thank you, everyone, for your continued care and support!
It's been two days since the last donation. The minis have been cared for and hay brought to them. Within the hour, we'll be heading back to the farm to make sure everything is in order. Physical therapy, today. Still trying to place Dolly, Nightmare, and Cricket. Bailey has gone from approximately 600 pounds to 758 pounds, to 900 pounds. Please, if you can spare a few dollars, the goal of the day is only $23. If you are not in the position to donate, please cross post and share. I'm still not cleared to work until April, and if it slows down, the farm will still be lost. Thank you, everyone.
Still looking for an icebreaker for the day. It's getting late. We have a few possible homes for Cricket, but no big bites, yet. Just looking for a $23 goal. Still a few hours left. Please, if you can't donate, cross post and share. Thank you!
It's been a few days since the last donation, and I sincerely apologize for not updating as often as usual. We have an "arctic blast" here and temperatures are below freezing, and below zero in the night. If you could, please cross post and share. If you're in the position, just a few dollars helps. There was only one visit here, yesterday, so let's try to get the word out there. Thank you, so much.
Still looking for today's icebreaker. The barn at the QT area is cleaned and the arena picked up. We're getting ready for another "arctic blast," so we're going to stock up on sawdust and bring hay down from the loft for indoor feeding. Almost all the horses here are 18+ years in age, so they don't need to be out in the weather. The goal for the day is only $23, so please consider cross posting and sharing if you can't donate, to try and reach the day's goal. THANK YOU!
Keeping the goal at $23 for the day. Loads of pictures to come. Taking care of the minis at the QT location and taking more videos. The RKO order was unloaded and put away from the elements. Water troughs are scrubbed and filled. Please, if you can't donate, cross post and share. It means every bit as much. Thank you!
Sorry about the lack of updates, today. HUGE trip to Rural King. Receipt to follow, tomorrow. Hauled hay to the minis. HUGE thank you to the Eagles for the RKO Gift Card to make it possible. Thank you, so much, everyone. The goal for the day is only $23. My apologies for updating more often. I literally just got in from going from 7:30 this morning, thanks to the Humerickhouse family for all their help. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. It means just as much.
New round bales being rolled into the field today. We will have to secure an order this week for delivery. We can haul 4 at a time with our own truck and trailer. We are being offered 5' x 5', 1,200 pound round bales stored INSIDE for $40 each. Two of these last approximately a week to a week and a half between all the horses, since they have the availability of free choice hay to keep those horsey furnaces stoked. If you could donate, that'd be amazing. If not, cross posting and sharing are equally as amazing and appreciated. Thank you, so much!
Good morning, everyone. Thank you for the surprise donation, Abbey and Brent. Always a pleasant surprise to wake up to. Volunteers at the barn this morning. The goal for the day is $23. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. We are down to the last 2 round bales and will have to be ordering more next week.
Still looking to meet tier 3 of the goal today. The barn has been stripped down and morning and afternoon feeding is done. Bailey even got a good brush down from a volunteer on top of some loving. Dolly is too much for the family who came to see her, so she's still available for adoption. Thank you, everyone, for your continued care and support. $17 to go until we reach the third "chunk" for the day.
Thank you, Mom, for the donation. Because my mother is silly and likes to "throw off" the numbers to be playful and rub my fur, the new goal for the day is $23. We're back to being on an awesome roll"¦ can we keep it going? If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you, so much!
Good morning, everyone. We have someone coming out to look at Dottie and possibly Nightmare this morning. I will try to get to a computer to update with photos. The goal for the day is $25. Can it be reached or possibly surpassed? Thank you, everyone!
Thank you, Tari, for the icebreaker for the day! Unfortunately, Dolly's adoption fell through, as they think she may just be too much horse for them as a family. So she will be staying here until another prospective home comes along. Thank you, everyone, for your continued support.
Just checking in with everyone. Good afternoon and happy lunch time! Please remember that if you can't donate, cross posting and sharing mean just as much and it's just as appreciated. It's been slow, so doing what I can on my end to spread the word. I won't have access to a computer until tomorrow, so if you could boost this in my internet absence, that's be awesome. Thank you, everyone!
It's been slow, so I am going to step it up again. I have not had access to my computer since my surgery, so it has been hard. Carrie is still challenging everyone to meet her $20 donation. Amanda is asking everyone on her friend's list to donate for her birthday. I have to head to Cleveland today for the doctor, but tomorrow will be the veterinarian, Dolly's adopters are visiting her, Nightmare will make her premier in a video in hopes of being adopted... And volunteers at the barn. Please, if you can't donate, cross post and share. I still have 3 months until I can return back to work, and it'd be crazy to lose the farm this late in the game. Thank you, so much.
Good morning, everyone. With the help of Sara Samsa, an approved adopter, we have received a mare out of quarantine. Because Aidia crossed the rainbow bridge, she is probably going to e a lifer due to behavioral issues unless we can work through it. She has some obsessive behaviors that will make her hard to place. Bailey is a 6 year old Quarter mare who was abandoned by her former owner and discovered by Sara. She had the man sign her over, on the account that her feet were way overgrown an she is approximately 500 pounds underweight, AFTER gaining approximately 150 in quarantine. Photos will be coming this morning. The veterinarian will be out Friday. He feet have been trimmed by Matt Peters on Monday, and she is resting comfortably in a stall until she gains a little more weight. If you could, please make a small donation. Carrie has challenged everyone who sees this to make a $20 donation in hopes of picking things up. She made hers through PayPal, and is urging others do the same or donate through here. If donating is not am option, please consider cross posting and sharing to reach an audience that I can't. Thank you.
Still looking for the icebreaker of the day. Posting the paid bills. It comes to $491.23 to keep the electric, gas, phone, and truck running. If you could find it in your heart to help keep the lights and the heat on, on too of keeping the farm safe and the animals fed, please cross post and share if you can't donate. Thank you, so much.
I'm up for a little bit, so posting out. Please, if you can donate a few dollars, cross post, or share, it'd be much appreciated. We have a few folks volunteering in order to make sure the horses, dogs, chickens, and cats are cared for while I am laid up. I will try to post as much as I can. Cricket is still available for adoption, the vet is coming out Friday, and we are readying NightMare for further evaluation in order to adopt her out. Don't let the name fool you, she is one seasoned lady. :). Thank you, everyone!
I am out of surgery and Chris has so kindly volunteered to feed my horses and Austin is taking care of the dogs and cats. I don't feel very well, because the anesthesia, so I am going to push this in and out of me laying down. We are so close to 50 percent. I know times are tough, but if everyone could donate a few dollars, it would help with the round bale order coming up. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you, so much.
Thank you, Ashley, for the donation! Awesome icebreaker for the day. If you could, please continue to cross post and share. With my surgery tomorrow, I don't know how I'm going to do it or if I'm going to have to stay overnight due to my asthma issues with anesthesia. We still have two amazing horses available for adoption, so every little bit helps. Thank you!
Please, if you could, cross post and share. There is no goal for the day. It's imperative that I keep this up, so I don't lose this house, which is a home and safe haven to horses and ponies who need help along the way. Thank you, everyone.
It's going on three days without a donation, and I will be in Aultman hospital, tomorrow morning for my second (and hopefully FINAL) surgery to be back to work by April. There's still 3 months worth of bills, rent, and feed for the animals that needs to be covered, so I'm pushing this as hard as I can right now in hopes of making things break even. Good news? Dolly is being adopted by the Simpson family as their first horse and should be leaving within the next week!
Deeds just left to his new home! It's a great day. A family is coming Friday to look at Dolly for their little boy and husband, so fingers crossed on that. Still looking for the icebreaker for the day. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you, everyone!
Another late start to the day. Deeds is going home to his new family this afternoon. Yesterday, due to me being inactive, we didn't get an icebreaker"¦ so I'm going to transfer over and make the goal for the day $20. We are down to the last 4 round bales, and we had the farrier out. Also, my surgery is scheduled for Tuesday morning. If you could, please cross post and share in hopes of meeting the goal. We're 8 percent away from being halfway there, and I should be able to return back to work by April. Thank you, everyone.
My apologies for the super late start. We had volunteers out to help with the stalls and we have more coming out Monday, prior to the surgery. Today, I'm just going to have a $20 goal. I know it's late, but can we get an icebreaker? I'll find out my surgery time on Monday. Thank you, everyone.
Looking for the last $20 to close up the night. Just two hours left until the night is through. I'm going to really push hard this weekend, since Tuesday AM is surgery and I'm not sure what I'll have as far as internet connection, etc, while in the hospital. Thank you, everyone!
Thank you, Ann, for your donation! Now we've got the icebreaker. Can we get another $20 before the night is through? The goal will be met, and the horses and I will be forever grateful. Thank you, everyone!
Still looking for the icebreaker for the day. Even if we don't meet the goal, it'll be very helpful. Down to the last 4 round bales, and then more have to be bought. We go through approximately 2 rounds per week, weather depending. That's $80 per week, just so they have free choice hay. Every day we've met the goal or come close to. Please, if possible, spare a few dollars so we don't break the chain. Thank you!
I apologize for the lack of updates. Grocery store trip and readying what I can before my second and (hopefully) final surgery on Tuesday. Still looking for an icebreaker today. Only $30 to reach the goal, and hoping to at least "tickle" it today. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Putting things away and catching up laundry, etc, before heading back to the barn for the night. Also rounding up volunteers for the next 2 weeks, while I am on crutches. :)
Still trying to hit the last part of today's goal. Another $30 until the goal is completely reached. Just over 3 hours left. Due to a scheduling error and an innocent mix up, the farrier will be out on Monday, at 10:30AM. Thank you, everyone.
My second surgery is scheduled for Tuesday he 14th. Deposit paid. It was required to actually have the surgery, so today has been quite the expensive day. If you could, please donate, cross post, and share to help with this dent made in the funding. Thank you!
Still looking for $30 to complete today's goal. It's the 9th and 8 out of 9 days in this new year, the goal has been reached. I appreciate everyone helping. Whether you donate, cross post, or share, you've been there and we've certainly been rocking it! If you could, please share out. Today's one of our more expensive days. It's farrier day and everyone's getting a trim!
Thank you, Tina! Nice start to the day. You guys are rocking it. Thank you, so much. Farrier just texted and should be here any minute. Only $30 to go before the day's goal is reached! Please, if you can't donate, cross posting and sharing means just as much to me. Much appreciated, everyone, and thank you!!!
Thank you, Amy, for the donation. Waiting for the farrier to show up after doing some barn chores. The goal for the day was set at $45, so only $35 to go until the goal is reached. Sorry for the belated post for the day. It's already 2PM, so I need to get the ball rolling. Worked with the minis this morning. Cricket is now lunging on her own. More pictures and videos to come. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you, very much!
We are literally only 8 percent away from being halfway through with my surgery to be scheduled this week (or so I was told). I called and left a message, urging them I'd like to have it sooner than later, so I could return to work by sometime in April. Only $20 to reach the day's second goal. Tomorrow is farrier, fresh round bales, and who knows what else is in store. Thank you, everyone for your support!
Excuses profanity, but I am a human and have my moments, too. So, I definitely yelled "Holy shit!" with this late night icebreaker and then some! Thank you, Joyce! The night is still going, so I will make goal 2 of the evening for $20. Can we reach it? Can we surpass it? Thank you, everyone, for the continued support.
Still no luck with an ice breaker, but I won't give up. Please, if you can, cross post and share a the very least. The horses have to get their feet done, regardless. I won't let them go without the basic care they need.
Still looking for today's icebreaker. It's only a $20 goal for the day, even with everything coming up. Tomorrow is the farrier and we are in need of more round bales to keep everyone fat and happy. If you can't donate, please consider cross posting and sharing. Thank you, so much.
Still no water, so they'll be more bucket hauling, this evening. I will also be working with Shelby and Cricket and hopefully getting more video, or at least one of Cricket. Hoping that it warms up this weekend, like is projected. We could use a break. Waiting for a call back from the doctor. I called this morning to touch base, since my surgery has yet to be scheduled and I'd like it done sooner so I can be back by APRIL. We're down to the last 6 round bales. I can haul 4 at a time, and a friend's supplier is willing to sell us indoor stored, 5' x 5', 1,200 pound bales for $40 each. Tomorrow is the farrier at 2PM. If you could, please cross post and share. Thank you!
A belated thank you to Tari and Christy! I was up very, very late, so I slept in a bit. My apologies, ladies and gents. It's still cold, but the horses are turned out for a little while, to stretch their legs. They were going a little stir crazy and the stalls need mucked out. I'm working on that now. Only 10 percent away from being to 50 percent! Working really hard on networking to get a few of the horses here adopted out. Today's goal will start out at $20. If you could, please consider donating a few dollar to break the ice"¦ or cross post and share if you are unable. It means just as much to the animals and I. THANK YOU, everyone.
Just got back from lugging 120 something gallons of water with the help of the neighbor across town so the horses had water for the morning, as well as the cats, dogs and chickens. Even though it's after midnight, I'm still going to push for the last $10 while I'm still awake. Thank you, everyone.
Sorry about the lag. My pipes are still frozen so I am hauling water from the neighbor's the best I can to make sure buckets and troughs STAY full, even if I have to stick a trough heater in them to de-thaw or keep them in the house. It's taxing, but the horses need water and they will get it. We're only $10 away from the night's goal with 3 hours left in the night. So far, this year, we haven't met the goal only once. It was the night I ended up in the hospital and couldn't keep up with my cross posting and sharing. I have faith we can reach it again this evening. If you can't donate, please share. It means every bit as much to me as it does a donation. And the animals appreciate it, as well. Thank you, so much.
Shelby was such a good girl today. She is learning to lunge and trust people. She is a little bitty thing, grown and 24" tall. She had to have her halter cut off, because the former owner let it start growing into we skin. We are only $30 away from today's goal and we've been meeting the goal EVERY DAY, except for the day I was hospitalized for my asthma. Thank you, so much for your continued care and support!
Working with the ponies in the safety if the barn, prior to my surgery. Cricket is pictured below. Only $30 until the goal for the day is reached. Please consider cross posting or sharing if you can't donate to help with costs. These mares had only a shelter and just missed being outdoors with the prior owner. Luckily we picked them up and they are warm and safe for these sub-zero temperatures. Thank you, everyone!
So close to being at 40 percent! Please remember that my surgery should be scheduled for this week, the farrier is Thursday, and due to the frigid temperatures, the horses are barn bound until we're well above the -20 to -30 we are hovering at. Also, we will need round bales by February. This winter is unusually cold and a friend's hay supplier is offering 5' x 5' bales for $40 each, and the friend will haul free if charge. Thank you for your time and caring for the farm and I during my time of need! If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you.
Thank you, Sheryl, for the icebreaker. Only $30 to go until the goal is reached. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you! Photos coming of the mini girls we pulled coming soon. Everyone is stalled until further notice. Everyone be safe in this wind chill. It's dangerous.
Tomorrow is the farrier. Headed over to take care of the mini mares (and snag pictures) and grab a shower and water at a friend's house. Even though the water was left running, everything is frozen absolutely solid here. It's still well below 0 here. The goal for the day is $50. According to the ticker below, 19 people visited yesterday. If each one donated a little under $3, the goal for the day can be met. Thank you, so much, everyone. Pictures, soon.
2.5 hours left, and $25 set for the third tier of today's goal. If you can't donate, please cross post and share and mark it "PUBLIC" so people can continue. If you could, please keep that snowball rolling. Thank you, everyone, for being so awesome. The farrier will be here Thursday, at 2PM, to do the barn.
Despite the barn doors being broken, we managed to get 3 of them shut and the one that was destroyed by the tornado this summer"¦ we blocked the big hole with parts of stall doors. So it's completely shut except for a human sized walk way. It's almost -30 right now. The horses are getting extra hay and grain until this weather lets up. On top of surgery, additional funds would be much appreciated to help with the food intake and the electricity to keep the waters warm. No one is adopting with the weather being so cold, and we are more than full up with a total of 8 horses after we took in the two minis. Thank you, everyone.
Belated thank you, to Steph, for the donation. I've been in the barn for the past hour and I'm working on the house before I go out and recheck water buckets and give a late evening feeding. It's too cold to leave them out. The wind chill is currently -25. It's so cold, the dogs can't be out for more than 7 minutes or so to potty, because they're Great Danes and have too short of a coat. Second goal has been met, so a third goal is being set for $25. If you can't donate, please don't worry. Cross post and share in hopes of reaching those who can. Thank you, so much!
Back from the surgeon. They will be calling me with my date of surgery and the estimated deposit is $500 to perform. It will be under general anesthesia and my due date back to working is April. He's pleased with my progress so far, but I am still lacking in flexing and rolling. The farrier is coming Thursday at 2, and the Humerickhouse family is coming today to help with the barn. It is below 20 and the temps are still dropping, so the horses are inside until it lets up. The goal is only $28, but I can't have the surgery without the deposit, so please, if you can spare a few dollars, it will help me get back to work faster. Thank you.
My apologies for not pushing harder last night to reach the goal. It is entirely my fault. I was admitted to Union Hospital for possible pneumonia, but it turns out that that it was my asthma. It was not in check and I couldn't breath. A friend drove me to the emergency room, and I was unable to continue with the updates. Austin stayed the night at the farm to make sure the animals were safe and warm, and he and Nathan are taking care of the feedings this morning while I wait for my additional subscription. Again, I apologize for my keeping everyone in the loop. The goal for the day will $28. Thank you, everyone, for understanding.
Still looking for the additional $28 to reach the goal. It's been awesome reaching it every day and I want to try and keep up the trend. If you can, please donate a few dollars. Less than 6 hours left before the night is through.
House is almost done, pipes are insulated"¦ hopefully making a run to Lowe's tomorrow for a heat tape or two to keep important pipes from freezing. Doctor's appointment to determine my second surgery, so I'm going to continue being persistent. Almost on our way to the barn to get some extra things done. Rain projected before the snow hits, so the barn will have horses so they don't get wet prior to the negative temperatures, in hopes of avoiding any sickness, especially in the older horses $28 until the day's goal is reached. Only 12% away from the 50 percent of the way through and nearly half way through recovery. If you can't donate, please consider cross posting and sharing so we can continue to keep this safe haven for the special needs and elderly horses in the care of the farm. Thank you.
I have volunteers today! I'm going to try and keep at it. So far, there hasn't been a day when the goal hasn't been reached, so between the barn and getting ready for the snow, I'm going to try my hardest to stay at it. There were 71 visitors yesterday. If each person donated just $1, the goal could be reached, and surpassed and nearly doubled. The farrier is coming 1/9 @ 2PM, so surpassing the goal helps take the edge off of pulling funds from rent/bills/feed to keep their feet done. The minis, Deeds, Dottie, Dolly, Emmy, Nightmare, and Bailey all need done this round. The other two horses which are not part of the rescue or my personal horse are covered. So please, if you could, reach out and share with people in my abscense today. Thank you, so much.
Thank you, Mom, for the donation and for breaking the ice. Only $28 to go until the goal is met. If you are unable to donate, please cross post and share. It means just as much and it will help with the increase of hay, grain, sawdust, and farrier care this week. Thank you!
A new day, a new goal. Day 5 of the new year and I'm pumped to try and reach it. Today's goal is $40. I apologize for the late start, but it was a late night. Pipes in the house are still frozen"¦ but hopefully with the little warm up before the storm, the sink can be drained so I can get some house chores done. Tomorrow, I find out when my surgery is, so I'm really pushing to get things in order. If you are unable to donate, please"¦ if you can, cross post and share. THANK YOU, EVERYONE, for being so loving and caring.
Thank you, Sheri, for the late night donation! Just checked on the horses and everyone is doing great. Tomorrow the storm is suppose to hit, so I'll be at it again. If any other random donations happen during the night, it'd be much appreciated. Thank you!
Thank you, Joyce! Goal 2 has been reached, so I will push my luck for the horses here and try for goal 3. Can we get another $10 in the last 2.5 hours of the day? If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you!
Thank you, Cathy! The goal has been reached early, so a new goal has been set. Trying for another $20 for the end of the day. You all have been amazing so far. A new year, and EVERY DAY the goal has been reached. This is amazing and I couldn't ask for a better group of friends, family, and strangers to help!
Nightmare was curious to know if anyone would like to help with the last $5 to help reach the goal of the day. Nightmare was surrendered by a local man who had a stroke and could no longer care for her. She is a little underweight, but is gaining beautifully. Thankfully, the man's brother talked him out of sending her to auction. She is a very sweet girl, and while a senior, an amazing and seasoned trail horse. She does have some issues with a partially fused knee, but it doesn't affect the quality of her life. If you can't donate, please consider cross posting and sharing. Thank you, so much!
Almost to 37 percent, and only $5 away from today's goal. Please, if you are able to jump on the GoFundMe campaign in any way, it'd be much appreciated. If you can't donate, you can still participate. Cross posting and sharing reach audiences that I couldn't even think of getting to. Some of the pipes have frozen, so I'm working on that right now. Waiting on a text back from the farrier, due to the weather. We have 5 horses needing done, and then the two minis at the other location. Thank you, everyone.
Thank you, Margie, for the donation! We're already only $5 away from the day's goal. If it's met, we'll keep it going and set a new goal"¦ but as of right now, I'm going to keep charging forward to get that $5 before we start with the wishful thinking. If you could cross post and share periodically, make your post "PUBLIC" so people other than those on your friends list can see, it'd be much appreciated. THANK YOU!!!
Thank you, Carolyn, for the icebreaker! $10 down"¦ $30 to go until the goal is met. If just a few people gave up their coffee or a pack of smokes, it could be met and a few people could live their day a little healthier. Please, if you can't donate, cross post and share. It's frigid out there, and the horses are going through hay like water. Still working on a few glitches with the water troughs, but the water is staying warm enough not to freeze.
Still pulling for today's icebreaker. It's almost noon, and I refuse to give up. The first three days of the New Year have been amazing. We've reached our goals, and even surpassed them by a little. I'd like to try and keep that going. If you are unable to donate, don't let that stop you. You can help in other ways. Pass along this link, as you can reach people that I can't. More pictures to come today.
Monday, I will have a date for my second surgery, unless something arises. The horses are fed and munching at the round bales. Some alfalfa mix squares will be thrown out this afternoon as a snack, along with some carrots. Please, if you could cross post, share, or donate a few dollars towards the day's $40 goal, it'd be much appreciated. Thank you, everyone. 30 people visited, yesterday. If each person would donate just $1.50, the goal could be reached and even surpassed. THANK YOU!
Good morning, everyone. It's the fourth day of the year and a rent receipt will be posted today. The first three days of the year, we have made the goal. Will today be the same? The goal for the day is $40. The farrier is coming, Dolly is still available for adoption, Shelby and Cricket are being rehabbed and trained, and we'll have to be getting more round bales at the end of the month. If you could, please cross post and share. The temperatures over the next few days are well below zero (yesterday is was -18) and it's not suppose to let up. More cold = more hay consumption, sawdust, and electricity to keep things in order. If you can't donate, please remember that cross posting and sharing means just as much to the animals and I. You can spread the word far beyond what we are able. Thank you, so much!
I'm not giving up and I'm not going to stop. Still four and a half hours left in the night, and only $15 to go, before the second tier of the goal is reached. Please, if you are unable to donate"¦ cross post and share with your friends. Thank you, so much!
While Deeds has since been adopted and is waiting for pickup, Dolly is still looking for her forever home. She's safe for children and beginners to ride, rides alone or with a group, and doesn't mind traffic. She doesn't need shoes, she trailers, she stands tied, and she's usually first to greet you at the fence. To help with her upkeep while she's here and safe and waiting for her family, please consider helping reach the day's additional goal. If you are unable to, please cross post and share in hopes of finding her a forever home or additional donations and spreading the word. Thank you!
Dottie wanted me to tell everyone that she appreciates everything that everyone has been doing to help keep her safe place and her medicine. Dottie is approximately 30 years old. She was dumped at a local auction by a horse camp, because they no longer had use for her. She has Cushing's disease and requires Pergolide daily, to manage it. She also has to have a special low sugar/low starch diet, in order to maintain without being sick. Please, if you could help toward the second goal of the day"¦ a mere $15"¦ extra funding goes to help keeping Dottie and her friends safe, sound, warm, fed, and vetted.
Thank you, Kim, for the amazing icebreaker! Since it's still early in the day and there's going to be extra hay needed and the farrier is coming, I'm going to raise the bar and set a second goal again. Can we get another $15 before the day is through? We're only 14% away from being half way to the goal and almost half way to my recovery. Please, if you can, keep the donations rolling in. If you're not in the position to do so, that's fine. There are other ways to help. Cross posting and sharing reaches folks I can't. This helps with donations, adoptions, and spreading the word even further. THANK YOU!
So far, we've made it through the new year with reaching the day's goal and even surpassing it. It's day three. Let's not have the train stop. I'm about halfway to complete recovery and being able to work and support the farm again. My second surgery is close, so please"¦ if you are able, please donate a few dollars. There were 21 visitors yesterday. If just 20 people donated $2 today, the goal will be reached. If 21 people donate $2, the goal will be surpassed. Thank you, so much!
Still looking for the day's icebreaker. The goal for the day is $40. This will help buy a round bale. We are down to the last 8, and we go through approximately 2 per week in order to make sure the horses have free choice hay in this frigid weather. If you can't donate, please consider cross posting and sharing. You can reach people that I am not available to. Only 8 people visited yesterday and the shares are down, so it'd be more than appreciated if you could spread the word. Monday I will know when my second surgery will be. :)
It's a frigid -10 with the wind chill, and the horses are turned out for a while, while the sun is out. The goal for the day is $35. If you could please cross post and share, they would much appreciate it. I new to make a round bale order, soon. This winter is much colder than last, and we've already gone through almost the entire 28 round bales since October. The horses are averaging 2 per week, and since Dolly has not been adopted, the help would be much appreciated. Every $40 buys a round bale. If you can't donate, please spread the word. Thank you!
Thank you, Laura! We have our icebreaker for the day! Let's set the second goal for the day"¦ can we get another $15, before the day is through? If you can't donate, please cross post and share. You can reach people that I can't, and they can spread the word, and so on. Thank you!
Taking one of the dogs to the vet today, so updates may be sparse. We've gotten about 2-3" of snow since about 9AM, and it's still going. All the horses are huddled around the bale, keeping warm. If you could, please consider cross posting, sharing, or sparing a few dollars in helps of keeping the farm safe. Thank you, so much.
It's a new day, and a new goal. Today's goal? Just a mere $15. Can we reach it? Can we surpass it. Snow predicted for the entire day. The herd has their blankets and they've been served their breakfast. The minis have been taken care of, and I'm going to go check on them today. Please, cross post and share if you are able to. Thank you, so much.
On the night of September 27th, I was moving fence posts for my new pasture to better serve the horses. Unfortunately, I was doing this alone. 2,500 pounds worth of fence posts rolled and shattered my ankle. I then lost my balance and fell out of the bed of the truck and broke my leg in multiple places. Because of the way that I fell, I also tore all the ligaments holding my foot, ankle, and leg in the proper position.
I am very glad to be alive. I am thankful that my leg and ankle were the only things damaged. However, I do not have insurance. I am out of work until April or May (projected by the doctor). I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and I work primarily with horses. I can't do my job safely, so he has placed me on the "bench." Not being able to work, I risk losing my farm. On the side, I rescue horses. Many of them are special needs. I have taken in the blind, the emaciated, and the aged. Some of these horses cannot be ridden, due to injury or neurological issues.
The farm alone, without bills, is $700 a month. Electric generally runs between $80-$100. The gas bill fluctuates, and can range anywhere from $10-$250 in the colder months.
I am ashamed that I can't work, but the state won't help me, because I don't have children and I am not pregnant. I have to do what I can to keep my personal pets and those that I provide sanctuary for and a home until they find their forever place safe.
Many of you won't know me from Eve, but every dollar helps. If I surpass what I would spend per month in rent and bills, the surplus will go towards feeding the animals and providing them the care they need. (The animals are being fed. Prior to this, I had purchased my winter hay and had a surplus of grain, etc. No one is wanting for food at this time. If my surplus gets low, feed and grain and anything else needed will be the first priority.)
Thank you for reading this. I appreciate you taking your precious time to at east glance it over. I know things are tight for everyone right now, but if you can't contribute, please cross post and share. Thank you.
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