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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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Volunteer Orientation

Tomorrow, we welcome anyone who would like to volunteer with a horse rescue. We will begin at 2pm at Merry Oaks Farm. If you would like to join us and need directions, please email us at rescueahorse@hotmail.com.

Volunteer Meeting 2/26 at 2PM

Hello Volunteers:)  Diamonds In The Rough will have a volunteer meeting Feb. 26 at 2PM.  We are going to use this opportunity to meet one another as well as learn a few things about the horses.  Sonja will be with us and Kelly the trainer will also be joining us at 2:30 to go over handling the horses.  She is going to teach us how to safely lead them and general safety around the horse.  I look forward to seeing you all.

As always, you all do amazing work and I am so blessed to be apart of a wonderful group.

Jennifer Homan