Mr. Fossler and I purchased our 21+ acre farm for a distinct purpose. Of course the 115 year old farm house is amazing and an honor to reside in. Of course being surrounded by nothing but farm fields and nature is wonderful. The distinct purpose however, is that our farm is going to be the location of Pleasant Pasture Farm Animal Education Center.
As we see it now, Pleasant Pasture will be a place where all kinds of people - and all kinds of farm type animals will hang out and enjoy each other's company, building friendships, compassion and love in a beautiful, peaceful setting.
There may be tours, events, programs like 'read to the animals' 'tuck a cow in for nighty night' 'goat or other animal yoga' - we are not sure yet, the vision is still fluid.
That is why we are spending a week in Utah at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. During that week we will join 18 other people from all over the U.S. that like us, want to form a nonprofit to support the animal/human bond.
Best Friends is in Kanab, UT on 600 acres in Angel Canyon. The Sanctuary is home to over 1,600 critters including horses, parrots, bunnies, pigs, dogs and cats. The "How to start an animal sanctuary" course is intense. Our days are scheduled from 8:30am-5:30pm for 7 days straight. Yikes! But we want to this right and come from a place of knowledge and training.
This is a big adventure for Mr. Fossler and I. We are SO excited (I am a bit nervous to be honest) and I cannot wait to tell you about it and share some photos too!
Today I challenge you to do something outside your comfort zone - something that makes you a bit nervous. It will be just fine!