Having lived in Bay Area since I was a teenager, it’s pretty incredible that it took me so long to explore the agricultural side of California. But this past weekend, my fiancé and I headed up to Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary in Stockton, CA and had the pleasure of meeting the fantastic staff and the adorable animal residents on the farm.
Just an hour away, Harvest Home is full of amazing stories of survival and strength. Animals born in captivity and having experienced the cruelties of factory farming and laboratory testing now roam happy and free. If you live in the Bay Area and are looking for a fun day trip for you or you family, check out the Harvest Home – it’s definitely a trip worth taking!
Here are just some of the animals who opened their home to us. We were welcomed by Dexter, who accompanied us on the tour and made sure that all the other animals followed the rules of the farm. This determined little pup with an “I-mean-business” demeanor and a heart of gold had wondered onto the Harvest House farm several years ago and hasn’t left since!
One of my favorites from this weekend was Mohawk, the potbellied pig! Mohawk was a little shy at first but then succumbed to my belly rubs and even followed me around the pen.