Today is the season’s first snow fall, making winter seem official even though there’s still nearly a month of autumn left. Something about the snow and cold, makes things clean and anew. Adding more peace to Peaceful Fields and confirming the promise to all our guests that they have the gift to live out their lives fully. Winter brings a cleansing and a redemption to start fresh that can be smelt in the crisp air. Here are a few pictures from this morning for you to enjoy and as you do, please consider sponsoring a rescued animal or making a donation to the sanctuary. One need we currently have is for a snow blower. This will not only allow us to clear the drive and private road but also the animal yards. A gas two-stage snow blower costs $600-$1,000 and our first choice would be a good condition used one if possible. Use the site link or follow here- http://www.gofundme.com/PeacefulFieldsSanctuary
The story of our six rescued chicks and the work the sanctuary does was in a great article in today’s edition of the Winchester Star newspaper. This story will only help to shed light on the plight of factory farm animals suffer from and how easy it is to distance yourself from the cruelty by avoiding animal products. Being a steward of our world is a great way to express compassion. Earlier today when in the check out line getting more feed for the chicks, I was able to talk with the guy in line behind me briefly about our sanctuary and although he wasn’t vegan, he was aware of the cruelty of egg factory farms and the slaughter of the male chicks. That was really nice, it means awareness is growing. We must continue to act and talk! Thanksgiving, as a time for family & friends to gather, is a great opportunity to share with others how easy it is to remove animal products from your diet and use. Prepare an amazing vegan meal and have literature available for further information. This booklet from CVA or this one from Vegan Outreach are just two examples. Let the turkeys, chickens, pigs, cattle and other animals be thankful on this occasion. Support businesses and organizations which offer cruelty-free solutions and work to spread compassion towards all life.
We’ve been busy getting ready today in the rain for tonight and tomorrow which will be the coldest yet this year in Shenandoah Valley. Water, hay and feed topped off, water tank heaters checked, extra bedding, barn windows closed and warming lamps turned on. By the weekend we should be back up to average temps. The Winchester Star newspaper came out today to kindly write an article on Peaceful Fields. We’ll share once it is published.
Peaceful Fields was featured on NBC’s WHAG news last evening regarding the background story of the chicks we rescued and the work the sanctuary is involved in. Very sad some people hold such little value for life they’d consider using fuzzy baby chicks as a revenge prank and also consider throwing them into the garbage. Luckily these 15 chicks have a happy ending to their story and the six we have provided a home for have nearly doubled in size since Saturday!
Welcome to our brand new website! Check back often as there will be many improvements and updates as the page grows. In the meantime, you can donate or sponsor an animal at the sanctuary