Heartland Farm Sanctuary // June E-News
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Volunteer Feature: Adult Work Days
Looking for a fun work day in the beautiful outdoors?  We are hosting two adult work days at the farm!  Please join us on June 21st or July 5th, for two and a half hours of rewarding work such as: building small shelters, repairing fencing, and brush removal.  This is a great way to volunteer with your business or club.  Registration is required!  Please contact Quincy at Quincy.Markowitz@HeartlandFarmSanctuary.org for more information.    
Operation Fresh Start:
 Your donation dollars hard at work

Operation Fresh Start (OFS) has been busy at the Heartland barn, installing new barn doors and a giant shelter for our pig pasture! The OFS crew has been a joy to have around the barn and is fitting in with our staff, volunteers and animals quite nicely.  

A HUGE Heartland thank you to everyone who donated to our OFS Campaign and made the crew's work at our farm possible. 

You can learn more about OFS and see them in action at Heartland in this news clip from Madison's News 3.

New garden plots keep Heartland

Heartland Farm Sanctuary is now home to two sizable gardens. Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, staff, and members of the community, your Heartland will soon be greener than ever! 

Camp Heartland: Last chance for early weeks!
Now is your last chance to register for the early weeks of camp. Make sure to register NOW  for the weeks of June 15-19 and June 22-26. During these weeks, campers will experience a cornucopia of animal-related activities including hands-on experiences with farm animals and the great outdoors on our 80+ acres of pasture, prairie, forest, pond (and now gardens!).


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Local kids met Heartland's smallest "kid" - little Tyrion! - and fed him some fresh grass on a recent barn tour. Tyrion may be small in size, but he has a monster appetite!
Heartland's Barn in Bloom is June 28th

You are cordially invited to Heartland's Barn in Bloom summertime soiree on Sunday, June 28th from 3-7 PM!  Sip on a glass of fine wine or tip back a cold one from Ale Asylum, stroll through our "Art in the Barn" auction, and enjoy a divine dinner prepared by Chef Dave of Liliana's Restaurant.

Our Barn in Bloom begins at 3 PM with open barn tour time, followed by cocktails and dinner in the arena.  Music and mingle top the evening for this special benefit event for Heartland.

Proceeds from the Bloom benefit will support Heartland's barn renovation beginning this summer!  Please join us and help us build a homestead of healing where people and animals rescue each other.


Tickets purchased TODAY are just $55 per person. Register now!
Update on ASPCA cockfighting rescue

HFS staff were on the scene Tuesday, June 2 to assist the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and local law enforcement with the seizure and care of nearly 1,200 birds from a cockfighting ring.  The seizure held special

significance for Heartland, who rescued 126 roosters and hens from the same

cockfighting ring back on January 31All hens and chicks are currently being held at a temporary shelter at the St. Croix county fairgrounds. Heartland is currently waiting on word when we will be able to place the birds into loving forever homes. Stay tuned for more information!

Photo credit: ASPCA

Animal Spotlight:  Sweet Pea the Hen
Tiny Sweet Pea came to Heartland a little over a year ago. She was spotted by a trucker at a gas station, but he was unable to catch her. At his next stop, he realized Sweet Pea had hitched a ride on his truck! Sweet Pea practically jumped into the arms of one our longtime volunteers, Diane, who happens to work at the driver's destination.  Sweet Pea must have known she was headed for a better place! 

Heartland Farm Sanctuary
P.O. Box 45746
Madison, Wisconsin 53744-5746