The happiness that Jennifer Barrett is expressing in the writing below is resonating within me as well. When I saw their story about how they needed $5000 to buy hay for their cows because they refused to send the cows to be slaughtered a few days ago, I immediately reached out to Jennifer and she was so grateful for my encouragement and ideas.
Jennifer and her husband, Rodney, have been raising chickens and cows for a living. Two years ago they went vegan and now they are transitioning, with the help of the Rancher Advocate Program sponsored by Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, into a veganic agriculture farm operation!
I especially appreciate that since they live four hours from the Vegan Utopia Ecovillage site, in Southwest Arkansas, we can be more able to support each other. If you want to learn more about their endeavor, this article tells the whole dramatic story.
Here are the words Jennifer shared in her Facebook post today:
You may have seen our story break yesterday about the new endeavor we are pursuing on our beloved farm. We needed funding to keep our cattle fed while we transition and, when we woke up this morning, we were over 100% funded. ❤️🙏🏼😭
There are no words to express the deep gratitude for the kindness of people who see the vision and want to support us along the way. We have had to face so many scary challenges but have been loved and supported with every shaky step we’ve taken. The most amazing people just keep flooding into our lives.
Rodney and I believe with all of our hearts that this is the right thing to do. I’ve never been more sure of anything, ever. I’ve also never been more terrified. It has been a literal leap of faith.
Our strength is in love and we have lots of that..more than we know what to do with. Despite any obstacles, even being shut off from family, we are not swayed in our goal, our mission, to help create a peaceful, healthy, joyful world. I never used to think about what kind of world I would leave behind until my grandkids showed up.
Now, it’s pretty freaking important. When I surrendered my own will and stepped into truth, no matter how difficult that was to do, nothing but good has come to me. I can’t stop it from coming. It is a constant barrage of miracle after miracle. Yesterday was a huge one. Our cows will now be fed because of the kindness and love of humanity. Someone donated $1 … I wept over this.
There is so much good in the world. People keep calling us pioneers and heroes. I don’t know about all of that because I’ve done nothing but stand in my truth. If that is what it takes to blaze new frontiers, we should really all be doing that. I’ve been a vegan all along, I just didn’t know it.
Thank you doesn’t begin to cover it. Every cell in my body is dripping with gratitude. I can’t wait to share pictures of hay showing up.
Merry Christmas to these beautiful beings. Merry Christmas to all who donated or sent words of love and support. You’ll never know what it has meant to the very heartbeat of this farm.
God bless us, every one
Patricia says: Thank you, Jennifer, for your courage, commitment, and trust. You are an inspiration to all of us!