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Our day started early when we picked up Stormy and Speckles, two of our ponies. They joined us at the Farmers Market in Smithfield to raise awareness about Diamonds In The Rough. We were there for about 4 hours and met some fantastic people. We even raised a few dollars for the rescue. A lot of folks are coming to visit the farm and some even filled out volunteer applications on the spot. Our amazing volunteers worked very hard to put together photos, display boards, and hand outs for our visits. Cheryl, Anna, Laura, Mr. Wilson, Sam, Doug, Betsy, Brennan, and Ruger greeted visitors and gave out information about our Rescue. Stormy and Speckles enjoyed several photo opportunities with children and a few adults. Stormy even had his photo taken with Goliath, a black and white Great Dane. We had a great time and look forward to attending the Farmers Market again next Saturday.


WOW… We also unloaded 287 bales of hay. One of our trailers was loaded with 137 bales that needed to be put in the barn, so everyone pitched in to unload the flat-bed. Well after working really hard and down to the final 3 bales, we got a phone call that another 150 was on the way. Of course we were happy to get more hay, but running low on energy. The volunteers rallied for their second round and in short order we had the finally 150 bales unloaded and stored. It was amazing to see so many people come together to make this happen. We have so many to thank! First, we would like to thank all of our volunteers who worked SO HARD: Kit, Carol, Dani, Carolyn, Brennan, Mr. Wilson, and Sam. We would also like to thank Mr. Walker for deliver 150 bales to us and helping us unload the trailer.

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Recent Adoptions (Feb.2011)

We are happy to report we have had a few recent adoptions;)

Doug and Betsy have adopted Butterbean (formerly known as Bute), Ellie, and Arabella.  All of them will still be at the farm, but now have very loving “parents”.  Doug and Betsy do and amazing job at caring for them.  Doug, Betsy and Bonney have become our resident horse pediatrist for helping to care for abscess.  They have done such an amazing job rehabing these horses with the feet issues.  Thank you:)

Chase and Austin have also been adopted by the Perry family.  They will also remain at the farm until they can gain some more weight.  We are hopeful and think they will be able to go to the Perry farm in April.  We would also like to Thank the Perry Family for their hay donation.

Diesel was also adopted out… I’m going to miss my “Denis the Menace”.  He is going to a gentleman that has several years of experience with horses and he fell in love with Diesel, who wouldn’t though?