Edgar's Mission Blog
On a recent rehoming I was taken down some dusty tracks; they wound this way and that, and as they did, my mind wandered with them. I was struck by the raw beauty that daily abounds as Louis Armstrong belted out “What a wonderful world” in my head.
Walk a mile
“I think you need another pair of shoes,” someone commented as they looked down and saw the cable tie strapped firmly around my left runner. “No, no,” I replied, “It’s got a few more miles in it yet.” And I smiled.
The Fourth Sheep
In a tale worthy of a Hollywood movie, if not our very own spine-tingling novel, comes the rescue of the “fourth sheep”.
Cradle the Broken Pieces
With so much pain and hardship already delivered into their young lives, Switzerland and Mozambique have found sanctuary and a fast friendship.
Never mind how history will judge us
The often-invoked cautionary phrase reminding us to temper our actions begins, “History will judge us…” But should the better metric of how we behave today not to be judged by the way future generations will look back upon us, but by how the recipients of our actions today are impacted by them?
I am not sure what called me to the field that day, but I am mighty glad it did. Accepting the invitation of its lush green softness, I settled myself down.
Alpaca My Bags!
In February 2023 a group of alpacas, who had survived a flood which claimed others in their pack, found sanctuary at Edgar’s Mission. Six of them made their way to a new doting family, and six months later they are living their best lives, as Lesley explains.
Leave a Legacy of Kindness
We all have the power to leave this world better for our being. With Include a Charity Week returning 4-10 September, we invite you to consider including a contribution in your will to enable us to continue our ground-breaking work on behalf of vulnerable farmed animals.
What if we humans are meant to be the helpers and the healers of this world, not the hurters and harmers we have become? What if the animals on this planet are not here for us, but with us?
Following a mammoth rescue of over 600 silkie roosters from an abandoned meat farm in January 2023, Ash and Carrissa of Wildfields farm share the heartwarming story of how their adopted seven silkies are doing in their new life of luxury.
Whilst the capacity to appreciate beauty may at times escape our busy minds, it never leaves our hearts. It is always there, just waiting for us to reconnect.