Living the Dream-Life on a Farm Sanctuary
A farm sanctuary
by Robert Hudson
Candi Bright has been rescuing dogs for years. Her sanctuary Gentle Giants rescued large breed dogs. However her dream was always to have a large farm sanctuary for all kinds of farm and domesticated animals. In 2022, she and her husband made that dream come true. Magical Acres Rescue and Sanctuary.
October 2021 Magical Acres Farm Sanctuary was born on 9 acres. As of today she has “2 goats, 2 pigs, 7 turkeys, 5 bunnies, 31 ducks 70 plus hens and roosters, 2 guinea pigs, 4 parakeets and 5 dogs. Dogs are lifers here. They all have some type of issue. Farm animals will basically live out their lives here. My goal is to eventually open up to public and have tours and educational events childrens birthday parties,” she told me.
Their newest arrivals are two goats: Nick and Bart. Candi took them in from a woman who passed away. According to Candi they are both very sweet well behaved.
Daily Life on a Farm Sanctuary
Candi told me it’s a lot of work, but very satisfying. “My typical day is up at 5am and feed everyone and change water, collect eggs: I do the usual house chores washing cleaning dishes. If I work that day my husband comes home and feeds everyone and gives fresh water. The nights I work I get home about midnight and get up the next day and do it all over again. I love it. Its a lot of work caring for them but I truly enjoy being around them. I worry when its so cold out but they get fed extra and also more protein and fresh hay to snuggle in. We have houses for everyone. A chicken run and pig run are hardwire dug into ground so predators can nor get in. The runs are wrapped in heavy gauge plastic to cut the wind during the winter.”
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