Rainy Day Fun at the 12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social! Thanks to all who joined us for the 12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social on September 9th! Windy Acres welcomed nearly 200 guests and volunteers for an afternoon of games, music, animals, and ice cream. Despite the rain, visitors young and old enjoyed farm tours, observed exciting horse demonstrations, sampled cones from Mallard Ice Cream, and met our many animals. The hay alley offered
Our Minis & Microbrews fundraiser was an unbridled success! A big thank you to all who attended the event at Aslan Brewing Company on August 24th – your contributions helped raise over $450.00 for Animals as Natural Therapy! Brewery-goers enjoyed mingling with our mini horses and goats, cuddled with bunnies and chickens, tried their hand at Boot Bounce, and got to check out our brand new Mobile ANT van! Visitors young and old filled the Aslan parking
Join us for the 12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social! September 9th, 1-4pm ~ FREE 721 Van Wyck Road, Bellingham WA Enjoy delicious ice cream, games & activities for all ages, a petting zoo, horse demonstrations, and of course, great live music! Bring your friends and family to Windy Acres for a day of fun on the farm! A FREE event for the whole family, come learn about our animals, programs, and how you can get involved. This
a heart-felt thank you to all who attended the annual Healing Hearts Breakfast fundraising event, October 22, 2015. Attendees heard first-hand how lives are transformed at Animals as Natural Therapy. Funds raised generously help support the healing work at ANT.
County therapy program uses animals to build trust and confidence. By Steve Guntli Troubled teens, elders and veterans can find peace and learn to build relationships with Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT). ANT is a Bellingham-based nonprofit that uses animals to help people heal, grow and learn. ANT works with troubled children, seniors, veterans and disabled people to help them develop relationships and build interpersonal skills. Sonja Wingard is the executive and program director for ANT. She started the program 16 years
Yesterday was the first day of Day Camp 2015. It is such an amazing process to watch the horses and kids pick each other. The Visions girls stood there holding all the horses and the campers wandered amongst them, approaching some with more caution than others, reaching out to be sniffed by the horse and stroke its neck or shoulder. Only occasionally a horse will settle their noses gently into a youth’s chest and you know that’s their kid. Often its more
We would like to say a huge Thanks to our sponsors, attendees, volunteers and hosts for making our major fundraiser a success! We could not have done it with out you. Our ability to maintain the farm while operating these programs for our community is possible because of the network of people from Bellingham and beyond that support our supporting youth, teens, adults and the elderly. More to come about the successes of the evening so stay tuned.
Our 14th Annual Blessing of the Animals & Open House – Farm Tour in Whatcom County WA is coming! Mark your calendars for all ages free fun at Animals As Natural Therapy’s Windy Acres Farm in Bellingham, WA. The fun includes Farm Tours, Petting Zoos, Face Painting and Demonstrations for all ages. Event: Satruday, April 18 ~ 2015 12-3PM The Blessing will start at 1PM. See you there! Limited onsite parking for visitors with disabilities and families with car seats. Parking and shuttle provided from Bank