Thank you, Paula and Nina!
Meet Paula and her daughter, Nina! Nina and Paula are dedicated volunteers and supporters of Heartland. Nina has participated in our Barn Time program and is now a regular animal-care volunteer. Paula often volunteers with Nina, and the two of them recently nominated Heartland to receive a landscaping grant from Greenscapes in Madison. We won, and the Greenscapes crew recently installed a beautiful entrance to the barn and a patio! (Check out Greenscapes on our website for more info!) Thank you, Nina and Paula, for all you do for Heartland!
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!
December Volunteer of the Month: Alyssa Kowaleski
Meet Alyssa, Heartland’s December Volunteer of the Month! Alyssa started volunteering at the barn this summer but has stepped up so much, it feels like she’s been here for years! Alyssa is mainly a barn/animal care volunteer, but also started helping out at Heartland’s special events! She’s also a Stable Supporter, so she helps out Heartland in so many ways! We are grateful for you, Alyssa! Read more…
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.