Gentle Spirit, Generous Heart

One of my students has a very special gift with the animals especially with Buster our Percheron. Her gentleness and patience with all of the farm residents makes her one of the animals’ most favorite visitors.  Recently Clary did something that was really awesome.  Not the “awesome” of kids’ slang, but the awesome meaning to inspire awe.

On her last birthday, instead of asking for a new doll or video game or new this or that, she asked her Grandmother to give her a year long sponsorship for Leo one of our barn cats!  Now Clary is just 9 years old!   To be that caring and generous so early in life is something very special indeed.  Leo is one lucky cat and the rest of us  — both human and non-human animals  —  are lucky to have such kind young lady in our midst.

Leo’s sponsor is Clary Sage Mitchell

Rabbit Magic

If you’re going to be proved wrong, Moxie/Duncan had the perfect way to show more than one human that we just don’t know very much about rabbits.  Last Thursday, September 3, while cleaning the rabbits little house, I discovered a little nest with  itty bitty baby bunnies!  Moxie/Duncan/Doxie is a girl after all!!!  When the folks at Lightlife Foods decided to sponsor our new lop- eared mom, I bet they were not expecting this!  One of the little ones looks amazingly like his father Oslo and the other survivor ( 2 little babies did not survive) is black with a little hint of white around its ears. You can see for yourself !



Cole Daniel Bolo Hits a Home Run!

Cole Daniel is one of our barn cats who is beloved by many;  especially by Saryn Lauzon and her son Ethan who have decided to sponsor this lucky boy!

Cole Daniel’s life has taken a dramatic turn upward since being hit by a car and delivered to the Brattlebor Vet Clinic by the police. At the Brattleboro Clinic  he was loving cared for by Drs. Boardman and  Sorton as well as by the support staff.  Saryn is one of the clinic’s support staff.  It was Saryn who brought Cole Daniel’s situation to my attention.  Her gentle but persistent reminders about this playful young cat who had yet to find a permanent home were initially brushed off thinking that eventually, someone would decide to take him, after all, we already have 4 barn cats.  As time passed and no one had adopted him, Saryn’s persistence hit its mark.  With  broad smiles, Saryn and her son Ethan arrived with Cole Daniel in tow.  As if arranging his placement here was not enough, they have taken their devotion to this quirky, friendly and playful little guy one step further by deciding to continue their support of his future well-being by sponsoring Cole Daniel Bolo!!!.

A huge Thank You Saryn and Ethan!000_0021000_0014

Lightlife Sponsoring Two FC kiddos!

Sophia, our lovely donkey and Moxie, our lop eared rabbit have been chosen for sponsorship by Lightlife Foods !  We are thrilled as Lightlife enjoys a reputation for support of environmental stewardship and overall responsible practices. Their commitment to the humane treatment of animals makes this sponsorship a very special one for Farming Connections.  Please take the time to check out the Lightlife Foods website at:

Pictures of these two lucky farm residents have been sent to Rachael Collins at Lightlife who plans to put pictures up so everyone there can keep tabs on their special new friends.  Updates will be sent periodically so a real feeling of connectedness can develop.  Here’s hoping that some of the Lightlife staff will come out to meet Duncan and Sophia in person.

Thank you so much Lightlife for helping to take care of these two precious farm animals.  We are honored.



Sophia and young friend: