Another addition to the Artemis family! This cute little baby was born on Easter, so of course we had to name her Bunny! Her mommy, Honeysuckle, came to us the first month we started our horse rescue. She was rescued from the slaughter pipeline. For the longest time we thought Honeysuckle was overweight. Then we realized she was pregnant! Given her size, we thought she might be expecting twins. We were all so worried about her. You never know who’s gotten to them and we didn’t want her to be in danger. Our wonderful vets at Millbrook Equine put our worries to rest and told us Honeysuckle was only expecting one. Then the waiting began. We waited. And waited. And waited! Until finally, on Easter, our little Bunny appeared! We’re so happy to have this furry little bundle of joy with us.
We, at Artemis Farm, want to wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year! We simply cannot believe it’s 2017 already! It seems like only yesterday we were building our very first paddocks and welcoming home so many beautiful, mini four-legged critters to our little horse rescue. Time truly does fly when you wake up every morning with a strong sense of purpose. Looking back at the last couple of months since we started on this quest to rescue as many of these adorable and majestic beings as possible, we are all just moved to tears. Tears of joy, course. One story that sticks out is that of Petunia, the mini we based our logo on. When we found her, Petunia had this wild, blond hair we were all immediately taken by her. We soon noticed this sweet girl was missing an eye and that made us all love her even more. It was bittersweet when Petunia was adopted. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of her. But we are all immensely happy to know she found a loving forever home. What’s more, once a week at her new home, all the kids at the barn read to her because they know she loves it. They climb all over her and she couldn’t be happier. Neither could we.
Stories like Petunia’s are the reason Cornelia started Artemis Farm Rescue. We look forward to helping create more happy endings like this one to as many critters as possible. Be it as permanent sanctuary on our farm or as a temporary haven till loving adoptive parents come along.
Please consider donating or sponsoring to help us provide shelter to many more horses this year!
We’ve had quite the snowfall and our four-legged friends are out and about, having fun! How are you enjoying the snow?