Here we are 2 days in after announcing the farm on January 22nd. Every minute of these last two days has been such a rush. Not only have we raised $6,480, but there have been a few articles written(VegNews, One Green Planet), countless shares, likes, and follows, and so many touching messages and emails. We are completely humbled. Every single piece of correspondence has been positive, loving, and full of excitement. There are people wasting no time offering up their help who are also dedicated to the cause that we hold so dear.
Starting down the road of bringing this farm to the public feels like such a long time ago. There have been so many learning opportunities and we can’t wait for the many more to come. I think we have spent so much energy on planning what we think will be best for the animals and how much we will learn from them that we overlooked how much we will learn from those around us! After just 2 days, the areas of expertise of the people who have reached out, donated, or offered their love and support have been so vast. It will be an amazing thing watching this farm grow with the mix of talents that everyone will bring to the table.
We are hoping that the donation progress keeps going as well as it has so that we can open soon and start seeing the amazing things that can happen when people pull together and support each other. It gives us all the feels! We really can’t thank everyone enough. Once we are open, we hope the animals will help us with that task!
While everyone eagerly awaits for Herbivorous Acres to open to the public, please check out the list of sanctuaries that are already making amazing impacts right here in the Midwest. One of the many beautiful things that has come out of this project so far is getting to know people who want the same things for animals and are already making a difference! Click on this link to check them out and support them: http://herbivorousacres.org/2017/01/21/speaking-of-strength-in-numbers/