Thank you, Jennifer!
Say hello to Jennifer Ivanoski, a serious “Good Egg” at Heartland! Jennifer and her husband, Scott, became Stable Supporters for Heartland before they ever stepped foot inside the barn. Shortly after, they took a barn tour and Jennifer started volunteering, doing animal care and barn chores (she drives all the way from Baraboo)! Recently, she, Scott and her father-in-law, Jim, have been putting in tons of work building a brand-new mobility cart for Baine. You should see Baine in this new cart – he flies! We cannot thank Jennifer, Scott and Jim enough for all the work they did to make Baine mobile again. You guys amaze us with your kindness and compassion! Read more…
January Volunteer of the Month: Alicia Oliver
Meet our January Volunteer of the Month, Alicia Oliver! Alicia has been volunteering with Heartland for nearly three years – she’s a consistent, hardworking and dependable member of the Monday PM animal care crew! She’s known for making the animals delicious dinnertime salads and isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves to do the not-so-fun jobs – like washing dishes when it’s below freezing and hauling huge buckets of water from one end of the barn to the other. Alicia also brings extra treats for the animals (peanut butter sandwiches, bananas, and socks for Baine!) and has helped out at our Gala and on barn maintenance shifts. We thank you for everything you’ve done for Heartland, Alicia! Read more…
Thank you to the crew at Greenscapes!
Heartland wants to give a huge shout-out to Greenscapes in Madison for their crash makeover of our barn entrance! Those familiar with Heartland may remember the dirt hill (which was often muddy) leading down to the barn entrance. This hill was incredibly slippery in the spring and winter months. Greenscapes has completely changed this with installing a gorgeous stone pathway and beautiful, sturdy stone steps! Plus, they gave us a beautiful patio outside of our office trailer. We can’t believe our eyes! Click here to see the video of their amazing project and visit them at GreenscapesMadison.com!
Animal Spotlight: Sherman
Sherman came to Heartland in the summer of 2016. He was rescued as a tiny baby lamb from a backyard butcher in a neighboring city who was illegally keeping two lambs on his property. Unfortunately, by the time authorities arrived, it was too late for the other lamb. Only Sherman was able to make it out alive. Sherm (who was named by our summer campers) had a rough start in his very short life, but a stroke of luck landed him at his forever home at Heartland. Shortly after arriving at Heartland, Sherman went in for his neuter surgery. Complications quickly turned this routine surgery into an emergency, and we weren’t sure Sherman would make it. Thanks to fantastic veterinary care and lots of love, Sherman made a full recovery. We’re so thankful to be able to watch him grow and explore the Heartland pastures.