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Happy Anniversary Siegfried!

One year ago today a blessing in the form of a huge white horse was bestowed upon me 🙂  Siegfried the jousting horse, came to retire at Ferrell Hollow Farm!  I had taken one look at a photo of him (in his winter woolies and up for adoption) and knew that we were destined to be together. I can’t say enough good things about this magnificent horse.  He and I have developed a deep connection and bond from the beginning.  This past year has seen it’s challenges with my ACL reconstructive knee surgery and his mysterious health problems.  But today we are both better, stronger and doing well 🙂  He is one of my master teachers and there will be more lessons to come I am sure of it.  Here’s to many, many more days of being together big boy!

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Siegfried, age 22 in 2011 comes to retire at FHF.

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That breathtaking look!

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Almost a year later at age 23.

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Siegfried June 25, 2012

Cindy Daigre is the founder and director of Ferrell Hollow Farm, an Equine Retirement facility in Middle Tennessee focusing on the unique concerns of Senior and Special Needs horses.

She is continually inspired by the beauty of the gardens she lovingly cares for and regularly creates unique herbal blends based with the plants surrounding her home. As with all of our products, only cruelty-free ingredients are used.

In addition, she provides Equine Nutritional Consultations, has developed a specialized line of Natural Horse & Body Care Products, Herbal Blends and Seed Mixes for Horses, and has written several articles for Natural Horse Magazine.

The proceeds of the sales of all of our products go towards helping the senior horses in our care!

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Calendula Special *2 days only!*

For 2 days only, when you order a Calendula Balm, you will receive a FREE sample of our NEW Calendula Cream, soon to be debuted!  If you have sensitive skin or require fragrance free products, this one is for you!  This offer lasts thru midnight Tuesday April 10th, 2012!  All proceeds from the sales help us care for the special needs horses we have adopted and retired at Ferrell Hollow Farm!  Our vet is coming this week for x-rays of 3 of the drafts feet and hocks, and to assess our mare with hoof canker.

Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Calendula Balm is very beneficial for healing wounds, soothing dry, cracked or chapped skin in both people and animals and taking the sting out of bug bites!  It has a very mild, natural scent with no essential oils added, making it exactly what those with sensitive skin need.

Cindy Daigre, owner of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Equine Senior Retirement Farm, is continually inspired by the beauty of the gardens she lovingly cares for and regularly creates unique herbal blends based on the plants surrounding her home. As with all of our products, only cruelty-free ingredients are used.

http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

Calendula Balm

A Day at Ferrell Hollow Farm

Saturday March 17, 2012

One woman, 10 horses, 8 cats, 2 dogs and 2 goats.  It just took 2.5 hours to care for all of them.  So?  The horses are spread over 6 pasture/paddock locations.  The cats are in 4 different areas.  Every horse receives a bucket meal with necessary supplements, and then enough hay until the evening meal comes around.  Poop is scooped or sprinkled with DE to deter breeding flies.  Nets and buckets are prepared for the next meal.  Everyone is checked over.  Yesterday we had a colicky horse related to ulcers.  This morning that is better. Whew!  A draft has active laminitis.  Another draft comes up lame and is blowing out an abcess.  If you've never worked with drafts, they are quite large and every thing is exaggerated with them.  The mare with hoof canker has a foot that is separating.  The gelding with the stifle injury is not quite as comfortable as he was a week ago.  The 2 Cushing's horses are way too hairy for our unseasonable 80 degree weather.

While this work load may not seem like much to some, realize that I am operating on less than 100%, still rehabbing from ACL reconstructive surgery 9 weeks ago, with continued physical therapy for at least another 2 weeks.

What does the rest of the day hold for this lady?  My house needs to be cleaned.  My farm house also needs to be cleaned-baths, kitchen, appliances, laundry room and windows cleaned before showing to prospective new tenants on Monday.

The laminitic horse needs a watchful eye and increased care, and the abscessed foot also needs more attention.  It is a 7 day a week job with long hours.  A labor of love.

If you would like me to work with you on getting your horse healthy thru a consult, but don't want to pay for it, don't ask.  If you would like me to board your senior, retired, special needs horse for less than my monthly boarding rate, I can't.  If you do however, see the value in these things, please contact me, as I would love to work with you and your horse(s).  This is how I make my living.  This is how I can take in special needs horses that need this level of care and pay for their upkeep myself.  It is not easy work.  It is a true labor of love.  These horses need me and I need them.  They are here to teach me things and I remain open to listening to them.

Please visit my website for more information and support our passion if you can, or share with others–thank you! Cindy Daigre

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Valentine’s Day Body Products!

For the next two weeks, you can indulge your senses in all natural chocolate body products made by Ferrell Hollow Farm!

Chocolate Sugar Scrub and Cocoa Cream

 The response to Ferrell Hollow Farm’s current horse product line has been very well received, and so it is only natural that their care-takers should be pampered by these exclusive herbal products as well. Cindy Daigre, owner of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Equine Senior Retirement Farm, is continually inspired by the beauty of the gardens she lovingly cares for and regularly creates unique herbal blends based on the plants surrounding her home. As with all of our products, only cruelty-free ingredients are used.

Decadent and almost edible, with a mouth watering rich and tempting aroma, the Chocolate Sugar Scrub will tantalize your senses! Cocoa Butter will melt on your skin, leaving you soft and smooth, while the organic sugar will exfoliate and leave your skin glowing with health! 

The Cocoa Cream is light and silky smooth and makes an excellent moisturizer for any part of the body.  The rich cocoa butter base imparts a rich chocolate scent.  Use alone or after showering with the Chocolate Sugar Scrub for a doubly decadent chocolate bathing experience!

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Proceeds from all products made by Ferrell Hollow Farm help support the senior and special needs horses we have adopted and brought into our Retirement Farm in TN!

Contact:

http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

Cindy Daigre     cindy@ferrellhollowfarm.com

 

Last Call for Holiday Gifts!

Today, Saturday December 17th, is the LAST DAY to place your orders for Ferrell Hollow Farm's natural body care products and gift baskets for them to ship in time for Christmas!  Still in stock are the Lavender products (Scrub and Cream) and the Peppermint Products (Scrub and Cream) and the Calendula Balm–however all are in limited quantities!  Gift Basket orders include a FREE gift!

Order yours here:

Cindy Daigre http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

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Try Natural Stress Reduction with Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Lavender Body Product Gift Basket!

Lavender Gift Basket by Ferrell Hollow Farm               November 29, 2011

Cares, Stress and Tension will melt away this holiday season with Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Lavender Gift Basket!

A Lavender Body Scrub and Lavender Hand Cream are beautifully wrapped in a holiday theme and include a gift note and FREE gift of Lavender Hydrosol (while supplies last!)

The Dead Sea salt in the lavender scrub combats stress, balances skin moisture and relaxes muscles. The Shea Butter in the lavender cream penetrates deep into the skin to help restore elasticity, revitalizes and softens skin.

The Lavender Body Scrub and Lavender Cream have a clean, fresh, calming aroma to reduce stress and uplift the mood!

Lav Holiday Basket

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Cindy Daigre     cindy@ferrellhollowfarm.com    615-409-6071

Order by December 16th to ensure Holiday shipment!

Cindy Daigre is the founder and director of Ferrell Hollow Farm, an Equine Retirement facility in Middle Tennessee focusing on the unique concerns of Senior and Special Needs horses. Proceeds from the sales of her Natural Body Care Products help care for the Senior horses she has adopted!

Lavender Body Products

Lavender Gift Basket by Ferrell Hollow Farm

Inspired by the beauty of her gardens, Ferrell Hollow Farm’s owner, Cindy Daigre, regularly creates unique herbal blends that are cruelty-free. These natural body products have been used with extremely positive feedback from a number of people, including those with sensitive skin conditions.

The Lavender Gift Basket includes: Lavender Body Scrub, Lavender Hand Cream, and Lavender Sachet. The set is beautifully wrapped with a gift note.

The Dead Sea salt in the scrub combats stress, balances skin moisture and relaxes muscles. The Shea Butter in the cream penetrates deep into the skin to help restore elasticity, revitalizes and softens skin.

The Lavender Body Scrub and Lavender Cream have a clean, fresh, calming aroma to reduce stress and uplift the mood.

Lav set
Contact:

http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

Cindy Daigre     615-409-6071

Cindy Daigre is the founder and director of Ferrell Hollow Farm, an Equine Retirement facility in Middle Tennessee focusing on the unique concerns of Senior and Special Needs horses. In addition, she provides Equine Nutritional Consultations, has developed a specialized line of Natural Horse & Body Care Products, Herbal Blends and Seed Mixes for Horses, and has written several articles for Natural Horse Magazine. For more information, visit her website at www.ferrellhollowfarm.net or email her at cindy@ferrellhollowfarm.com.

Natural Body Care Products for the Holidays!

November 1, 2011

Ferrell Hollow Farm is excited to release a Peppermint Body Set, which includes two NEW products for the holidays!

 Peppermint Body Scrub and Peppermint Cream

The scrub contains Himalayan pink salt, which is one of the purest salts on earth and naturally rich in 84 nourishing and skin-replenishing minerals. 

These minerals are essential for human health, and can be readily absorbed through bathing therapies. Himalayan salt has long been praised for its healing benefits; and is known for stimulating circulation, soothing sore muscles, and removing toxins.

The cream is rich in shea butter, which has fantastic moisturizing and healing properties for skin. It penetrates deep to help restore elasticity.

Using these natural peppermint products will be a renewing and therapeutic experience for mind & body.

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Peppermint Body Set comes beautifully wrapped and includes a gift card.

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Cindy Daigre, owner of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Equine Senior Retirement Farm is continually inspired by the beauty of the gardens she lovingly cares for.   As with all of her products, only cruelty-free ingredients are used. Products are hand made in small batches to ensure quality and freshness.

cindy@ferrellhollowfarm.com  615-409-6071

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Calendula

From spring to fall, calendula flowers show their cheery yellow or orange faces, opening during the day and closing up at night.  It grows very well in pots and loves the sun.  I harvest them for all of their growing season and dry them on screens.  Calendula has some pretty amazing skin healing properties.  When applied topically, it quickly soothes cuts and wounds and moisturizes dry, itchy, chapped or cracked skin! 

It is versatile enough to be used on both people and animals.  When working with horses, the petals can be added to their feed or given as a tea.  It is very useful for animals with dry, itchy skin.  A balm can be made and applied to any scrapes or wounds.  The dried flowers are infused in a carrier oil, which becomes the base for making a balm.

Ferrell Hollow Farm has a very healing Calendula Balm available at http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

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Natural Body Scrub Gift Set

Ferrell Hollow Farm has an all natural Body Scrub Gift Set available which includes: Lavender Body Scrub and Peppermint Foot Scrub!

Dead sea salt has detoxifying and muscle relaxing properties, while the sweet almond oil moisurizes skin, leaving it very soft. The Lavender Body Scrub reduces stress and uplifts the mood, and the Peppermint Foot Scrub refreshes and cools tired feet.

Scrub Set 
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*All products are considered cruelty free and contain no chemicals or synthetic ingredients!