Spring Clean-up and fun time with animals - Heartland Farm Sanctuary

"Heartland Farm Sanctuary, founded in 2009, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and building connections between animals and vulnerable youth. We created Heartland to provide a safe, peaceful environment where youth and farm animals could come together to heal, grow, and have fun." (http://heartlandfarmsanctuary.org/)

This is a family friendly event; bring your significant others and kids.

There is NO COST for attending this event; at-will donations are welcomed on grounds.

We'll help out with Spring Cleaning activities and then will have some down time to spend interacting with some of the animals.  The activities will include:

  • Overall barn and grounds Spring cleaning
    • Deep cleaning stalls
    • Sweeping floors and sweeping down cobwebs
    • Surface and feeder/water trough cleaning
    • General organizing of equipment and storage bins
  • Interacting personally with the animals that are used to being around people/kids.  You'll get to see, touch and interact with a large variety of animals: chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, pigs, goats, sheep, horses, and llamas.  You even see some of the their friendly birds walking around free during the day.

What to bring:

  • Beverages for you and your guests - we'll have water available
  • Your own marked water bottle/cup

What to wear:

  • Comfortable work clothing; clothing will get dirty and will smell like a barn
  • Water proof shoes/boots (the barn does have some rubber boots available also)
  • Work gloves
  • Weather appropriate clothing (the barn is not heated or air conditioned, so the barn will always be about the same temperature as it is outside)

NOTE: the farm will have a porta-potty available not an actual bathroom.

We'll be limiting the event to 25 people total including members and their guests so we do not overwhelm the animals.  Please be sure to update your RSVPs as soon as you can to open spots for those on the waiting lists as I'd really like to have a full work crew.

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  • Tracey Z.

    Is anyone having trouble finding the farm? It is the driveway after the house (address listed). Old looking barn with machinery in it.

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kids wanting to do something else :( have fun!

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had to update my reservation; I will be heading to Milwaukee this weekend to visit my good friend's new baby. :)

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Daughter and grand-daughter may be joining me. Will update if they change their minds.

    May 7, 2013

  • Sheli T.

    Let's try this again. I am Not able to make this and I really wanted to go! Another time!

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    schedule conflict

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, it ends up not working out. Maybe next time!

    May 4, 2013

  • Tracey Z.

    Please note that I've updated the RSVP to a limit of 25. The farm contacted me to let me know they have lowered the number to have less stress on the animals. AND, I might now be able to be there now :-(. I'm still looking at my schedule to see what I can do.

    May 4, 2013

  • Holly

    This is the only time slot open to take the CPA exam, so I have to cancel...

    April 22, 2013

  • Pat K

    Sorry i have to change my rsvp I got a chance to see my daughter in DC for Mother's Day. I was looking forward to attending. I love animals

    April 25, 2013

    • Tracey Z.

      Have a wonderful time in DC with your daughter

      May 4, 2013

  • Diane

    I will be on vacation this weekend.

    March 26, 2013

  • CJ H.

    I'm happy to join your great group and I look forward to connecting with each of you. Have a fantastic day!

    February 27, 2013

  • Maria

    I love animals and I don't mind getting dirty so I'm down for cleaning. Hopefully I will have time to attend. It's a bit far away to tell.

    January 28, 2013

  • Mandie B.

    I lov animals but I dont do cleaning stalls

    January 1, 2013

  • Donna Lynn C.

    dont like outside dirty work around animals or muddy stuff.. yall ladies have fun.

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome cause, I'm in!

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My three kids!

    November 12, 2012

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