Daily feeding of the animals includes species appropriate grain, local grass hay, and fresh produce where appropriate.
With so many pigs on the property, our biggest expense is the 2.5-3.5 TONS of grain we feed each week, which is a custom blend produced by our local feed mill. The amount we need to feed fluctuates based on what Mother Nature also provides the residents on our pastures, which we seed each year based on their nutritional needs.
Sanctuary Babe Life is not complete without an abundance of clean, fresh water. Not only do we deliver fresh water across the sanctuary for drinking, we also fill the wallows to make sure swampin’ continues without interruption for the pigs!
It is our vision to see a world where all species are valued and protected.
We’re proud to be welcomed by the National Wildlife Federation and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We have approximately 50 acres of wilderness that we hold sacred for our wildlife friends around the perimeter of our property. This includes deer, skunks, opossums, snakes, and the occasional black bear. We also routinely see families of turkeys, rabbits, and resident killdeer safely raising their young.
While we don’t have the bandwidth yet to do wildlife rehab again like we did in WA, what we can do is respect and support the animals who need this place to be their home.