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Round Pen Construction PicsAs usual there are all kinds of things going on simultaneously around the farm. These days it feels like we are in the final stages of a massive makeover and I suppose that is because we are. If you visited our farm in the past and walked around you probably had some feelings about the pastures directly behind the barn. We all did and for those of us living and working here it was a constant pressure to keep them in somewhat order. It all had to do with converting a dairy barn to a horse barn and managing a big herd with not a lot of space. Thanks to the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency we received a large grant to address all the issues we have. We knew that and the State knows that but unless you asked it was unlikely you would know about the coming improvements. It has literally taken years to fully implement these designs and remedies and we are now at the very summit of that huge mountain of hardship. Living with the pastures in the state they were in took an extreme toll on the tractor too.

Another chapter of our history for the book we are sure to write! Another reason to love this farm. How much did this cost herd members or donors? Just like most of our improvements in and around the farm, nothing at all. Through grants or targeted donations specifically for the work (without an appeal) we received.

Check out what we saw last night when the last trucks left. It is not done but it is almost there, this will also change our world powerfully, even for the visitors, no more concern, just happy comfort knowing that we have the very best practices in place for the horses we love so much!

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Pam Contains a Heard of HorsesThis is what my life has felt like for the past seven years. I say that quite sincerely and honestly. My arms and body and mind are tired, extremely tired. My spirit however, is soaring, positively and absolutely soaring! I can feel it in my chest and deep in my heart and I feel it wanting to come through me to share some kind of rare and beautiful song, a song without words. A rhythmic horse song from the heart.

However you look at the growth and change at Blue Star you cannot deny that there is something extraordinary about it all. The mission, the love and the far reaching connection prevail and continues to widen its circle.

There is so much to share and now with our new website we have a way to do so! We also have a blog, two blogs! The horses on this farm continue to shine and share and bless us all and now you can read all of their stories.

This new website is intended to be a living, breathing, changing and fluid reflection of the day to day operation of running a unique sanctuary like ours. Now you can become more involved, watch and track success more easily and be proud of just how amazing it is to keep a safe space for horses, humans and mother earth!

Please send any ideas you may have and know that we have major additions to our site yet to come, like tracking funds with specific fundraisers like the one we have now and including and most importantly, a very special section to THANK ALL who have shared their generosity with us for so long and for those whose contribution made a huge difference to our ability to operate. We are grateful and you are written into the fabric of who we are, we want to create something lastly and beautiful for you too! You know who you are and so do we, in time the world will too!

I am looking forward to this new chapter for Blue Star. I am looking forward to it getting all it needs to function powerfully in and around the community it serves. I am looking forward to the horses here making more friends and helping us restore a essential part of who we are! We are a Horse People! Whether they are physically with us or not, their story is intricately woven with ours, what happens to them, happens to us all. Let’s make it good for the future generations of all of life on earth!

With a big overflowing heart of gratitude for it all, THANK YOU!

Thank you for joining us in showing deep gratitude for one of mankind’s most noble and ancient friends!

Peace and Love always!
Pamela Rickenbach
Director