Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary

June Events Cancelled

We have been attempting to rebuild after each flooding downpour but ultimately the weather has not granted a reprieve, with more rain forecasted. It has been an uphill battle to get ahead of the water damage as Broken Shovels is actually located in a flood plain. This month’s record-breaking rainstorms – four times more rain than a typical May and with the wettest periods in over a century – have significantly impacted the Sanctuary grounds. Habitats have been destroyed along with animal feed and supplies. The spaces that aren’t flooded are covered in mud, and hosting visitors at this time would be unsafe and irresponsible. 

In an effort to keep from continuously disturbing the schedules of our patrons, performers and vendors alike, we have made the decision to proactively cancel our next few events, including June 3rd and June 18th, and focus all efforts into getting back to operational and repairing the grounds.  As a sanctuary that gets a majority of its fundraising through events, this decision is an extremely difficult one to make but ultimately the right one for all involved including your busy schedules. We are also reeling from the untimely loss of Lilah Moo, a very special cow, who passed May 28th. 

We are eager to welcome you and (re)introduce you to all of our residents, and we want to offer you our very best. We thank you for your support and for your patience as we work to get there.

Our Animals Reign

Broken Shovels Farm is a human and animal cooperative. All the souls on Broken Shovels Farm are treated with love and respect, despite their age or “usefulness”.

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Sundays are usually the only days we are open to the public. But if you can’t make it out on Sundays, we now offer a variety of private tours, customized to provide you with a memorable sanctuary visit.