Today is a special day here at PFS, it’s the one year anniversary on the closing of the property. December 17th 2013 was a milestone of a dream coming true. We had the land not only to call home but to begin a farm animal sanctuary and see a long time calling become reality. In 365 days we sure have gone through some amazing transformations and experiences and feel truly blessed. After months of getting settled, planning, preparing and saving we finally felt legitimate in calling ourselves a sanctuary with our first rescue of Bonnie back in June. We grew a nice garden, made our own hay and enjoyed watching the seasons change in the fields and spying wildlife all around. Two special moments were watching a family of mink bound across the field and a snapping turtle in the driveway. Through the summer we’ve become a part of Farm Sanctuary’s adoption network, learned a lot from the folks at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary and increased our family by ten. We held our first fundraiser together with Whole Foods, received our first media coverage from NBC and the Winchester Star. We’ve even grown our social media presence from a beginning of simply a Facebook page to also include this website and a fundraising page. Closing out the year we had Elvis move in with us!
What a ride it has been and we can’t wait to see what is in store for Peaceful Fields this second year! We plan to continue to provide homes for farm animals in need, building additional housing, further develop financial gift giving and increase public awareness. Thank you for being a part of our very first year and we know you’ll watch & help us keep growing! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped financially or with time/labor because you understand stewardship and share the dream of providing a safe, loving home for animals free from exploitation. We truly could not do this work without your support. Also, special thanks to; Terry & Dave, realtor Jacquelyn Tam, reporter Merris Badcock & the staff at Mountain State Equine & Large Animal. We’ve learned that caring for those in need teaches patience, love, humility and the power of little miracles.