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A Day at the Gentle Barn

Posted by: Maggie

Continuing our weekly Spring weekend outings, a few weeks ago, we spent a Sunday morning at the Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita. I had heard of it years ago, but this was our first visit. The Gentle Barn is the home of more than 130 farm animals that were rescue from severe abuse, neglect or slaughter. They all have heartbreaking stories.

The Gentle Barn is open to visitors every Sunday from 10am-2pm and they also run programs for at-risk teens, special needs kids, and schools. They also have a lot of volunteering opportunities if you are interested in spending time with some super cute farm animals!

I have to say this was one of our most fun outings yet! We were able to get up-close to all the animals, and pet and feed most of them! I can’t wait to go back!

Eleanor was a little wary of the turkeys. This one kept gobbling and flapping his wings around, I would have kept my distance too!

She got a little braver when the volunteer showed her how to feed the turkeys. And then she wanted to feed every animal!

We even got to give the cows a brush and hugs! Everyone who hugs a cow gets a free bracelet that says, “I hugged a cow!” Pretty sweet!

And, just for Andrew, here’s a bonus beard shot:

It’s coming along pretty nicely!

Go visit The Gentle Barn SoCal readers! It’s such a nice way to spend a Sunday morning!

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