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.

Around The Haven

bonding time with a goat

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 prep I spent some time taking treats around for the boys and girls. Tess was a bit of a diva and wanted all the apples for herself. Bailey, Bob, Benny […]

The Three Little Pigs

surrender an animal

This is the story of Hercules’ Haven and the three four little pigs… On June 4th, a couple of pigs were spotted on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids’ animal control agents were sent to catch them (because they were running loose, but also because pigs are not allowed inside Cedar Rapids city […]

Sometimes We Don’t Have a Happy Ending

abandoned pig

This post is difficult, but it’s important. Today, our hearts are broken for a pig we never had the chance to meet. On our way home from purchasing hay for our animals, we noticed a small, motionless shape in the middle of the highway. Before even slowing down and stopping, we knew what we’d come […]

One Hundred and Twelve Days

Hercules

It has been one hundred and twelve days since you left this world. One hundred and twelve very, very long days. So much regret, and so much sadness has plagued me in these 112 days. November 24th, 2018 for me, was just yesterday. So Small, Yet So Strong You came to me as a one-day […]