Saturday, April 23, 2016

Volunteer Days at SASHA Farm Sanctuary

Before I regale you with the story of my new adventure (away from my four hooligans) I wish to thank each of you who responded to my last post.  Thank you for your support.  When I say it touches me, you can believe it.

And now for the adventure.
I don't recall exactly how I came to know SASHA Farm, but friend, Bev, and I visited on a couple of occasions during open houses and I felt the magnetic pull on my gut.   There you can see cows, hogs, horses, donkeys, pot-bellied pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, roosters, emus, geese, turkeys, dogs, cats. ( Gosh, hope I haven't left anyone out.)

They have all been rescued.

Some from slaughterhouses, some from negligent homes, some from fighting situations.

I had assisted SASHA financially, but knew I had to do more.  Problem is, it's a 90-minute drive. One way.  I pondered my commitment to this endeavor for quite a while before signing up for a training session.  And I approached friend Bev to come with (two people making the drive is so much more fun).  She had to consider too, but jumped on board.  As it stands now, we both visit SASHA on a bi-weekly basis and our primary job is watering everyone.  We're becoming more efficient with each visit, but it still takes us almost three hours.

I offer these photos so you can see us in action and meet some of the honored residents.


Bev waters Johnny Cash.  He is one of her favorites.

Pig heaven with the pot-bellies


Any treats?

Me and Bhima (sp?)

You wouldn't believe how hard it is too step over an emu in a confined space

More photos of more residents to come (it's hard to remember to take pictures as you're doing chores.)


  1. What fun! A biweekly schedule isn't that bad. And having someone with you to do the drive takes the monotony out of it.

  2. That looks like fun chores! I would love to add a pet pig to my little farm but my hubby is a BBQ cook, so I better not tempt him! ha! Can't wait to see more pictures!

  3. I love your photos Janet - Looking forward to more of the same. Good on you to help out with these wonderful creatures. Hope you're feeling a bit more positive about blogging (I have commented on your previous Post). Take Care, Regards, Louise S, Cheshire UK.