It has been a few months since my last blog post as the practicalities of life caught up with me! Namely financial considerations, so I've been working again as a primary school teacher.
It's great to be able to check in with you now and share my recent experiences visiting a wonderful place in country Victoria, Australia, called Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary. I first heard about Edgar's Mission when attending the Animal Activists Forum in Melbourne last year, and later I went to an Evening of Kindness event where Pam Ahern, Edgar's Mission Founder and Director, spoke along with other animal activists.
What struck me about Pam was her gentleness, love for all animals, and an underlying determination, which came across as she spoke.
I first visited the farm a month ago for a tour and was amazed by the organisation, the set up, the kindness and patience of all who work there, and of course, the gorgeous animals who I got to meet. Two weeks after that visit I returned to volunteer as a farmhand for the day and I also worked there again yesterday.
The farm is set on 153 acres in a beautiful location near Lancefield, in the foothills of the Macedon Ranges about 60 km north of Melbourne. It's a not-for-profit farm sanctuary. They rescue and provide a safe haven for animals in need - currently over 450 rescued animals live there - I highly recommend a visit!
Who is Edgar? How can I visit? You can find out all about Edgar's Mission on their website: www.edgarsmission.org.au and their Facebook page: Edgar's Mission on Facebook.