Thanks To The Volunteers!

Thank you to all of those who came out to volunteer at Green Acres Farm Sanctuary!

It was wonderful to see over 20 people helping to make the farm a better place for those wonderful animals.

Here are some photos from today:

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Episode #3 with Tina Crow of Green Acres Farm Sanctuary

In this show I met with Tina Crow, Co-Founder & President of Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, in Silverton, Oregon.  She and I sat outside of the large, beautiful barn, on the farm while we conducted this interview.  I apologize that at times the wind picked up, an airplane flew over head, etc.  I wanted the you to feel as though you are sitting there with us and hearing those sounds along with us.

This farm is amazing and the animals each have such wonderful stories behind how they were rescued and ended up safe and well cared for at Green Acres with Tina.  She tells us a couple of those stories during this episode.  At the  Green Acres Website there are even more stories you can read all about the animals.  They have more information about how you can sponsor an animal, come volunteer at a work party, and other ways to support their organization.

You hear us talk about Houdini in this episode.  

Here is a photo of this special goat:

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We also talked about a goose with an injured neck.

Here he is strutting his stuff:

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Tina explained to me what an isolation barn is, and here’s a photo of one:

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Puddle, the 3-legged goat, was probably one of my favorite animals at the farm.  He’s such a sweetheart.

Meet Puddle:

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The puppies were way to fast for me to catch a photograph of, and they have since moved on to be adoptable at Safe Haven Humane Society. 

Tina mentions an organization called START that helps rescue animals, and you can click the word “Start” to view their website.

Here are a few other photos I took of the animals…

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You heard (if you listened to the podcast) Tina and I discussing a great opportunity to go volunteer for a “work party” out at the farm.  The next “work party” is Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10am-12 noon.  My family will be there and I’d absolutely be so grateful if some of you who live here locally can come meet us out there to also pitch in!

There’s no greater feeling in the world than to make others happy and knowing you helped make a difference for others. In this case both other people, and animals!

Please “like” Green Acres Farm Sanctuary on Facebook to continue spreading the word about this great organization.

Additionally, the next fundraiser will be the second Sunday of December, on 12/8/13.  You can tour the sanctuary and enjoy refreshments from 11:00am-4pm.  They will be selling Christmas trees and wreaths!  You can find more details about that at www.greenacresfarmsanctuary.org

With so many ways you can help out, I hope you do!  Thanks for supporting the Generosity Philosophy podcast.

Episode #1 With Teri Anna & her Pawsitively Purrrrfect Plan for Shelter Animals

The very first thing I MUST say to anyone who is reading this is THANK YOU.  Thank you for listening to Generosity Philosophy, supporting this podcast, and your interest in learning about what I call everyday heroes. The stories shared by these wonderful and generous people will inspire and encourage you in many ways.  My hope is that more people in this world will trade in an hour or more of watching T.V. (or other activities) for an hour or more of volunteering.  Another idea for people to consider is giving up our favorite things for a week or a month such as Starbucks, wine, that new pair of shoes, etc. and instead donate that money to a cause that makes a difference in this world.  We all (including myself!) can improve on our generosity and get off our butts here and there to help be the good we all want to see in the world.  Plus doing so feels so great!  So really it’s a huge win-win.

Episode #1 with Teri Anna & Her Pawsitively Purrrfect Plan for Shelter Animals

You will hear in this podcast episode #1 of Generosity Philosophy about my daughter/niece who is saving money for shelter animals.  She shares her reason of why she is doing this, why and how others can help, and her thoughts about being generous. This episode is the definition of “short and sweet.”  Teri Anna will hopefully inspire you, as she does me everyday, to want to be a better person and help animals who don’t have a voice.

Teri Anna identifies Hopes Haven and the Willamette Valley Humane Society as the two places she would like to donate the money she raises to.

Here are a few photos of Teri Anna with her pets as well as her hangin’ out in the bed of our truck on a day when we went to the “bottle drop” to return cans and bottles for cash for the shelter animals.

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Kiki (top photo) thinks she owns our bed while Roxy (bottom) is usually fond of Teri Anna’s bed.

(Below) Photos of Teri Anna returning some of the donated cans and bottles to the Bottle Drop from the back of our truck.

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Good job Teri Anna!  Way to go girl!

I sure hope you enjoyed the first episode of Generosity Philosophy.  Please do subscribe to the podcast at iTunes if you’d like to continue listening to the many wonderful guests we have coming up in future episodes.  Also, feel free to give a star rating!  Thanks again to everyone who is supporting this podcast, and more importantly, the people on it who are changing the world for the better.

Peace & Love,

Kim