Barn Time

We are happy to be able to offer another session of Barn Time this fall! Barn Time is Heartland’s animal assisted therapy program which supports kids between the ages of 8-12 with developmental delays. We at the barn have discovered firsthand how our animals lift our spirits, enhance our sense of accomplishment, and provide us with the opportunity to give back. The sheep, goats, mini-pigs, chickens, donkeys and other animals each have his or her own story of challenge and change. Our animals are healthy and well socialized and enjoy contact with people of all ages and abilities.

We’re also fortunate enough to have a local treasure, Pediatric Occupational Therapist Mike Harlowe, (who will be consulting with us) participate in a few sessions himself. And, we just hired a wonderful Program Manager, Maggie, who brings tremendous skills and years of experience.

Starting Tuesday, October 2nd, the program will run for 6 weeks from 4:30-6:00. Our last session will be Tuesday, November 6. We will have a basic snack at the beginning and then work towards both individualized goals as well as group goals — all while socializing with, learning about, and caring for our 113 rescued farm animals.

We only have 3 spots left for this session!

If you are interested in joining our group, find our registration form here.

Please note that there is a $30 registration fee. If you need assistance covering the fee, just let us know!

Heartland’s barn is located at 11713 Mid Town Road in Verona, WI.

Please note that our barn is not wheelchair accessible. Along with our social animals, our farm is home to uneven terrain. If you have any questions about whether this program is appropriate for your child, please email us at

For more information on the benefits of animal-assisted therapy programs such as Barn Time, click here.