All posts by Wendy Matthews

Anita was rescued from a kill pen in central Pennsylvania by Omega Horse Rescue. As she stood in the kill pen, she looked like she had almost given up. She had been neglected and was suffering from cancer in both eyes. That said, Anita held on, and her rescuers were determined to find a cure … Read More

Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine where small needles are inserted into specific points along meridians on the body to enhance blood circulation, stimulate the nervous system, and release hormones that reduce inflammation and pain. It can help with arthritis, back and neck pain, seizures, liver and kidney disease, ligament strains, and even … Read More

Mini Horses, Big Hearts, by Maggie StewartMeet Bean. He is a 10-month-old miniature horse. Bean came from a family who could sadly not care for him anymore. At his young age he is still very similar to a puppy.

Reusing Our Plastic: Self-Watering Herb Garden This project is an easy answer to a windowsill herb garden. Herb gardens like a lot of sunshine, with the combination of sun and slightly lean soil causing the oils, the fragrance and the flavor of the herbs to intensify.

Schoolyard Farming: The HSPS Youth Farm Last week, we had the pleasure of spending our morning at bk farmyards’ HSPS Youth Farm – a local community farm built within the walls of a public high school in the heart of Brooklyn. Stretching across one acre of land and nestled in the midst of a congested city neighborhood, from the moment we walked through the gates and among the crops we felt an instant connection to the earth, despite being surrounded by city high-rises.

Reusing Our Plastic: Vertical Hanging Garden The vertical garden is a great way to utilize hanging space and conserve water at the same time. All garden pots need holes poked through the bottom for drainage.

MAKE IT! FARM TREAT POUCH My love of animals enhances every aspect of my life. As a parent, my reverence for animals plays a big part in how I raise my kids. Luckily, they are just as intensely in love with animals as I am.

MAKE IT! SUPERTRYER PLACEMAT Asking your children to try new foods – especially fruits and vegetables – can be difficult. We think that the simple act of trying is as an accomplishment in itself. Our Supertryer Placemat is the perfect way to encourage your little ones to try new foods and to mark down their tasting accomplishments.

When most people imagine a pig’s diet, they envision a pig being the happy recipient of leftovers and scraps. Few realize that this in no way constitutes a healthy diet for a pig. The average lifespan of an industrial-breed pig (if they were left to live out their life) would be six to ten years. … Read More

Mystic and Angel had been left without a place to go after their caregiver passed away. Luckily, Farm Sanctuary was able to take them in and send them to New Jersey so we could foster them. Our family has lots of experience with mini horses thanks to our daughter’s work with Mini Horse Heroes, and … Read More