September Volunteers of the Month: Todd and Sarah Wilson
Todd and Sarah Wilson drive every Sunday from the Milwaukee area to volunteer at the barn, bringing donations of produce from their local grocery store. Todd and Sarah are wonderful friends to both the animals and the Sunday animal care team, and we are so lucky to call them part of the Heartland family! Read more…
- Doug & Martha Maxwell Many of you have probably seen Doug and Martha Maxwell around Heartland, but may not know that they live in the house next door and own the beautiful property and barn where Heartland Farm Sanctuary is located! We are forever grateful for your generosity and support. Read more about the Maxwells…
- Thanks, Willy St Co-op! During each of our 8 weeks of Camp Heartland this summer, campers enjoyed healthy and delicious snacks thanks to the generosity of Willy Street Co-op East.
Animal Spotlight: Lucy
Lucy is a potbellied pig who came to Heartland over a year ago. She was originally a “house” pig, but sadly her family was going through a divorce and they were no longer able to keep her. They brought Lucy to the farm in the fall, and she acclimated VERY quickly! Once she was introduced to her pals Lola and Ellie, it became apparent that she was the leader of the group. They love to nap together, although there are usually some disagreements over blanket hogging. When it comes to meal time, Lucy gets to eat on her own, otherwise she is too distracted with stealing Lola and Ellie’s food! Lucy is an incredibly smart pig, and has been trained to “back up,” to stay back when someone is entering her stall, walk in and out of a crate, walk up and down stairs, and get used to her halter! Some of these things continue to be a work in progress, of course! Since being trained, Lucy has proven to be amazing when going on Farm on Wheels events!
Lucy’s favorite things include: exploring the goat stall, fresh grass, belly rubs, peanut butter, sunny days, naps, and nights when Lola doesn’t steal the blankets!
Heartland Farm Sanctuary, located in Verona, Wisconsin, is the only dedicated farm animal sanctuary in Wisconsin. Heartland is a nonprofit organization who’s mission is to provide care for farm animals in need, nurture people through the human-animal bond, and foster respect and kindness toward animals and each other.