Hercules’ Haven begins with the story of Alison and Danny Stone who had a dream to live on a farm surrounded by animals. The family moved to the Lilly Street farm in Cedar Rapids in late 2015. In the spring of 2016, they welcomed a puppy. By September, Alison found two mini-pigs. Goats and mini-horse arrived soon after.

Hercules came to the farm as a one day old runt with his brothers in late October. Alison, Danny and their daughter, Issy, worked furiously to keep the boys strong, but two died by the end of the weekend. The Stones found their mission and the farm had a namesake.

Hercules

Hercules’ Haven was founded in 2017 to be a place of healing and care for animals and people. That same year Hercules’ Haven welcomed two more pigs, a retired mare, another mini-horse and a cute little lamb. 

In May 2019, Hercules’ Haven moved to it’s new home outside of Springville with 40 acres for animals, guest and hay production.  Most importantly, Hercules’ Haven will always be a caring farm for animals and people to connect and restore.

Stories from the Haven

Freya and Odin

Healing Broken Souls

By now, you have likely read or watched the news reports of the horrors that took place at Cricket Hollow Animal Park near Manchester. On

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Finding Grace

Finding Grace

Lead with Grace. That is my new tag line. For me, this means to meet each and everyone with love and kindness. My journey to plant-based eating has been a roller coaster.

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Finnegan

Mini Horse Emergency

Friends, we had an emergency come up last night and are expecting a big vet bill. Can you help with a donation? Finnegan, one of our

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Why I Volunteer

Why I Volunteer

Everyone volunteers for a different reason. Every time I do, its for a different reason.  Sometimes it’s a social component. I live alone and spend

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bonding time with a goat

Around The Haven

Another productive day at the Haven! Mary, Nicole and I started out the day with food prep. Lots of yummy greens this week! After food

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