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Volume 6 issue 1

Spring 2012

Misfit Acres Milestones F E A T U R E D

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These little girls are our “bad Recently, after a conversation with the foot crew”. They have multiple bouts doctor about her ongoing hoof troubles, we are of laminitis requiring frequent trims. trying Pergolide for her hooves. Pergolide is The girls are on Purina WellSolve LS the same medication that Shadow is on for her which is a low starch feed Cushing’s disease. This for laminitis horses. medication seems to be making a difference for Peanut as far as Peanut arrived in her comfort level. Keep your 2005 from our friends at fingers crossed for her Blarney Farm Rescue who continued good results. were forced to close for

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Things to Know

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Donor Spotlight

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Sponsors

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Resident Corner

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Can you Help?

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financial reasons. Peanut Dixie came to Misfit was a former 4-H show Acres in 2007 and was pony until her hoof issues originally slated to be Cookie’s prevented her from pasture mate. Tragically, we participating any longer. lost Cookie shortly after Dixie’s Peanut is one of the most arrival. This little pure white patient little ponies you mini horse is one of our Peanut & Dixie will ever meet. There is “talkers”. Little Dixie always literally not an aggressive has something to say. She has bone in this little POA’s (Pony of lovely eyes and knows how to wrap herself America) body. While the rest of the right around you heart when she bats those horses in this pasture will dance dark eyes at you. Yup, she is a keeper. around, push each other, and complain at meal times, Peanut just waits.

Welcome to Spring 2012! Welcome to Spring ! Although the mild winter we have had, the entire winter almost felt like spring. Sure makes it nice for the horses. After all the predictions of how brutal this winter was supposed to be, this winter has been a very welcomed surprise. Even though is has been so nice, we can’t help but wonder what late spring will bring? This issue of Milestones is full good news for Misfit Acres. We have had many unexpected donations recently which really help with our mission. After you read through the latest happenings, won’t you take a minute and become a supporter of Misfit Acres as well? No donation is ever too small to make a difference.


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Misfit Acres Milestones

T h i n g s Between “Things to Know” and “Donor Spotlight” we have so many things to tell you, we are combining these columns.

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In January, the Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation gifted Misfit Acres with a $4000 grant for the ongoing care of We proudly the animals. This is the thank the Foley fourth year this Conservation Fund for foundation has their grant of $1000 to generously contributed Misfit Acres. This was a to lovely Christmas Eve Misfit morning surprise. Acres! Additionally, we thank the Hugs and Kisses Animal Foundation for their $600 gift to Misfit Acres. Huge Thanks to the ASPCA for their $2000 grant from their Equine Emergency Hay Fund. Once again they have stepped up to help the Sanctuary Horses of

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their efforts. They also collected many, many recycling items for the horses.

Jonathan Elementary School of Chaska did a special recycling drive for Misfit Acres and collected boxes upon boxes of recycling for the horses. It was indeed a fun day when Bruce and Paul M. Misfit Acres was drove up to meet the the focus of a special kids and pick up their mission at the United recycling. As both men Methodist Church of are members of the Elm Amboy and received Creek Cowboys Theater $170 from the Sunday school kids. The young Company, the guys thought it would be fun people put on a special collection and the adult to dress in their cowboy Sunday classes matched attire for this trip which

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was well received by the students. Magic has his own sponsor now! June F. has decided she wants to be Magic’s Foster Mom. We are looking forward to the day when she meets this beautiful boy. We are sure they will have a lot to talk about. We will never forget the individual supporters of Misfit Acres. Recent months have brought in several hundred dollars in donations toward the feeding and care of the horses. We would love to list each and everyone in this column but lack the space to do so. You are all very generous caring people and we send to you our most sincere thank you!


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Resident’s Corner As you stand in our house, you can look out any window and see the beauty of horses.

Am I cute enough to get everybody’s treats given to me?

Shhh...be real quiet, then they won’t notice I’ve got the good spot!

It’s not morning, yet, is it?

What!?! You can see me??? Guys!?! You said I was invisible in here!

What you lookin’ at, Jody? Can’t a gal eat?

Recycling for Horses As of December, we happily welcome Angie’s Kettle Corn of North Mankato as the newest contributor to our recycling programs. This company saves all their defective kettle corn bags for Misfit Acres recycling programs. Each month, we pick up approximately 1200# of bags on a daily basis which we in turn box up and ship to our recycler with all funds coming back to Misfit Acres. We are looking forward to a long relationship with this fine company. Our newest recycling program is beauty and personal care item containers Lipstick cases, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, shampoo bottles, conditioner bottles, bronzer cases, foundation packaging, body wash containers, soap tubes, soap dispensers, lotion dispensers, shaving foam tubes, (no cans), powder cases, lotion bottles, chap stick tubes, lotion tubes, face soap dispensers, face soap tubes, face lotion bottles, face lotion jars, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, lip liner pencils, hand lotion tubes, hair gel tubes, hair paste jars, Please Note – hair spray cans, nail polish bottles, and nail polish remover bottles are NOT acceptable.


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12480 550TH AVE W AMBOY MN 56010 Phone: 507-278-4876 E-mail: jody@misfitacres.com My Forever Home Saving one horse may not make a difference in the whole world, but it will make a world of difference to that one horse ~ Author Unknown

Can You Help? On March 9, we were notified by our recycler that Misfit Acres took first place in their special contest to see which organization could send in the most recycling. We were awarded a cash prize and a box of the items that our recycler makes from the materials we ship in. As we become more and more involved in our recycling fundraising, we are seeking volunteer help with the packaging. We have many, many bags of kettle corn bags that must be repacked for shipping. With just the two of us doing this, we are unable to keep up. As of now, we have a trailer in the yard full of kettle corn bags to be processed. We have put up a garden shed as well for the additional storage. If anyone is available to help with this, please let us know. Even if volunteers could do a couple bags a week, we would be very grateful! We will supply the boxes and shipping tape to you when you pick up the recycling to be processed. Please let us know if you would be willing to help. Until Summer —Bruce and Jody


Misfit Acres Milestones - Spring 2012