TAILS FROM WINDY ACRES / Winter 2018 / Volume XXI / Issue 1 Please enjoy the latest update from ANT, featuring stories from the barnyard, Mobile ANT moments, fundraising news, and more! Hear from our new instructor, Haley, our Mobile ANT Coordinator, Jessie, our wonderful VISTA Volunteer, Laura, the amazing Betty Barats (our volunteer Volunteer Coordinator!), and of course our fearless leaders Sonja & Julia. Sneak a peek into life at ANT! Click here to read
Please join us for a delightful evening with the Noel Ensemble featuring harp, flute, and stings as they entertain with poetry, holiday favorites, and carols from around the world. Harpist Jill Whitman will host the event, replete with wine and festive fare, at the lovely and historic Hearthsong Inn, a former turn of the century school house in Bellingham, WA. Tuesday, December 19, 7:30pm. Tickets $60. Proceeds benefit Animals as Natural Therapy. Seating is limited, so make your reservations early! Click here
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