Thank you to our generous driveway and parking lot donors!
In the past two weeks, the entrance to Heartland has been completely transformed! Anyone who has visited the barn has experienced our bumpy driveway and makeshift parking lot that turned into a muddy mess whenever it rained. These problems are now a thing of the past, thanks to: Jeff Parisi (Parisi Construction Company), Terry McGowan (IUOE 139), Ken Bork, Bob Cayer and Mike Burt (all from WOE Training Center), Melissa Huston (Schrock Trucking LLC), Brooks Tractor, Jim Schumacher (JP Cullen & Sons), Payne & Dolan, and Yahara Materials. These kind and generous individuals and businesses donated their time, labor and equipment to give us a beautiful new driveway and parking lot. We are so thrilled, and so very thankful, for this gift!
Volunteer of the Month: Tom Engelbrecht
Meet Tom Engelbrecht, our amazing October Volunteer of the Month! Tom is a dedicated animal care volunteer who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty with hard work. While he’s great at barn chores, he doesn’t stop there. He’s always up for challenging tasks (moving heavy wooden and cement posts anyone? See top picture) and even helped Heartland come up with a fire plan, and place all of our fire extinguishers in the barn. We can’t thank you enough, Tom! Read more…
Many thanks to The Green Owl Cafe!
This month Heartland wants to give many thanks to The Green Owl Cafe in Madison. The Green Owl is Madison’s only all vegetarian/vegan restaurant and donated their delicious chili, cornbread and chocolate truffles for our Stable Supporter Appreciation Party. All of our guests went home with fully and happy bellies, thanks to their generosity! Be sure to check them out for delicious brunch, lunch and dinner options, and fabulous cocktails, too!
Animal Spotlight: Sherman
Sherman came to Heartland in the summer of 2016. He was rescued as a tiny baby lamb from a backyard butcher in a neighboring city who was illegally keeping two lambs on his property. Unfortunately, by the time authorities arrived, it was too late for the other lamb. Only Sherman was able to make it out alive. Sherm (who was named by our summer campers) had a rough start in his very short life, but a stroke of luck landed him at his forever home at Heartland. Shortly after arriving at Heartland, Sherman went in for his neuter surgery. Complications quickly turned this routine surgery into an emergency, and we weren’t sure Sherman would make it. Thanks to fantastic veterinary care and lots of love, Sherman made a full recovery. We’re so thankful to be able to watch him grow and explore the Heartland pastures.