SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm -- a care farm

Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm southern Oregon is the first nonprofit care farm in the United States. Care farms are farms where people, animals, and the earth work together for mutual healing. They envision a future where care farms are as commonplace in the United States as libraries, hospitals, and colleges.

Sanctuary One helps people of all ages experience nature's power to heal by volunteering on a real working farm; they provide educational tours that open people's hearts and minds; they invite schools and youth-serving nonprofit groups to visit the farm for some fresh air, exercise, and hands-on service-learning; they help teenagers who are in trouble learn how to make better choices; they mentor interns who want to become the next generation of care farmers; they promote the ethics of sustainable living; and provide a safe, loving home to rescued farm animals and house pets.
Sanctuary One is located in Jacksonville, Oregon