The new year has already started off well at Peaceful Fields Sanctuary!
Winter preparation continued with making some new chicken water heaters. Installing a light fixture into a re-purposed food tin creates enough heat safely to keep the chicken water containers ice free. Reusing existing items you have or can pick up second hand is always a smart idea. We also made some chicken sweaters for several of the chickens in need of a little extra warmth during the winter months in addition to the coop heater and heat lamps.
Brownie & Elvis celebrated the new year with a pedicure! Dr. Fred and Scott the farrier came out to give Brownie and Elvis a hoof trim for healthy feet and so they both can walk safely free from discomfort. Overgrown hooves can cause pain, infection and an improper gait so as part of their care Brownie & Elvis have a pedicure quarterly. It also lends to be yet another opportunity (outside of the scheduled physicals) for Dr. Fred to give a physical checkup on the two boys.
As part of the new year, we’ve created a new campaign on our donation page to reflect the budget of planned expenses ($18,000) for this new fiscal year. You can follow our progress via the links or at gofundme.com/PFS2016.
We recently had our monthly public volunteer day at PFS. This is an amazing opportunity to share our mission with the public! It is also a way you can get involved to help and meet the residents as well as make new human friends. Cold, wind or snow there is always lots to do and we had 11 compassionate people working hard on various projects this January. Vegan hot chocolate helped fight off the chill! If you want to join an upcoming volunteer day, details are posted on Facebook, where you can also RSVP (or send us an email). Next volunteer day is February 6th! This special day happens on the first Saturday of each month so be sure to mark your calendars.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to lend a hand! Also a big thanks to our individual volunteers who have come out regularly to help out.
Currently PFS is working on the logistics of a multiple goat rescue so be sure to watch for more details over the next several days as we coordinate and plan to make it a reality.
On January 25th in Baltimore is the 2nd Art for the Animals Show at One World Cafe coordinated by Baltimore Vegan Drinks. One of the artists, Rachel Horner, has painted an amazing picture of Buster to benefit the sanctuary! Tickets are $25 and include a vegan buffet!
Thank you to all of our caring supporters for starting off 2016 in such amazing fashion!