Tracey’s Stew

In Tracey’s Stew I’ll be sharing the adventures of what happens to an animal lover (that would be me) who holds the belief that anything is possible and that change can happen in the world when we as individuals live by our beliefs and let kindness be our inspiration.  Let’s just say that sometimes things get crazy, other times you end up with more animals than you planned and every day you wake up ready to start all over again.

It all started innocently enough. You just went to the store for tractor parts when suddenly you are confronted by a crate of baby ducklings for sale. Oh my! They are terribly cute, fairly inexpensive and the salesperson is quite convincing on how easy it will be to care for them. Surely your child would … Read More

Our beloved pig sisters Anna and Maybelle aren’t the only inseparable siblings in the Squeal family. Sheep brothers, Nate and Bob, and goat twins, Hope and Dana, also show us that special sibling bond every day. Nate and Bob Sweet sheep brothers, Nate and Bob, were being raised by backyard butchers to meet demand for … Read More

With the Easter holiday upon us, there will be many who adopt bunnies and chicks only to find they aren’t up to the task of caring for them properly. While some of these animals will get lucky and become great companions with people who have the knowledge, resources, and facilities needed to care for them … Read More

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

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

  Here at the Squeal we have the luxury of watching the beautiful connection between sisters Anna and Maybelle everyday. These gals have been through so much and no doubt have given each other the strength to get through the rough patches. Recently, we became aware of another truly remarkable pair of human sisters, Natalie … Read More

“Love and understanding,” “love and understanding,” I repeat over and over again in my head. I’m preparing myself to practice what I preach this Thanksgiving. This holiday season my goal is to be a productive vegan. This means not alienating potential people that could be inspired to make changes. Sure, non-productive thoughts enter my mind … Read More

My husband Jon will joke that he is not going to get in the way of the wave that is me. He pretends that I am the one influencing the tides. Truth be told, he is in denial of his role in the madness.