ActiveRain November 2018 Thanksgiving Challenge | Day 2

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA BRE#01366594

Kathleen Daniels is a Realtor and Broker-Manager of KD Realty and NeedProbateHelp in San Jose.  

This is Day 2 entry into the ActiveRain challenge hosted by Debbie Reynolds. We've been asked to share the joys, what blesses us the most, and why it is a blessing.  


pumpkins displayed on a stack of hay 


Day 2 is sharing more of what brings joy to my heart. Several months ago I was looking for a place closer to my home to relocate a rooster I rescued Thanksgiving weekend last year.  Anyone who knows me knows that Half Moon Bay is my happy place on earth.  

In my searching, I found Sweet Farm. While they could not take another rooster, it is a blessing that I found such an amazing place in my happy place on earth. 



"Sweet Farm was created in 2015 by two dedicated animal rights supporters, Anna Sweet and Nate Salpeter who wanted to create a sanctuary to increase advocacy and awareness for farmed animals while leaning on their backgrounds in technology to enable global impact."



I attended the Sweet Farm First Annual Harvest Moon Festival in September and I was hooked.  I became a member and attended the last member event for the year in October. 

Member events will start up again in April 2019.  

Sweet Farm also has a Community Supported Agriculture program that creates a deeper connection to food and supports local farmers. It's also the freshest produce I can get besides growing it myself. The U-Pick program allows me to pick my own mix of seasonal greens, roots, herbs, fruits, and flowers. 

Everything Sweet Farm does resonates with my heart.  It truly brings me joy. It is a blessing because this non-profit's mission is about education, animal advocacy, and sustainable living. 



Thank you, Debbie Reynolds for hosting the Thanksgiving Challenge



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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kathleen, wonderful post and we both know how important lovingly raised produce without chemicals is one of the major components in living a healthy life free of disease!  

Hope all is well,  and your spirit of thankfulness is such an inspiration to me!

Nov 11, 2018 11:11 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Kathleen... this might just be one of the more "unusual" gratitude posts I've read yet... but I loved it! And I loved learning more about Sweet Farms, as well.

Nov 11, 2018 12:03 PM #2
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen sounds like you have found a get away in Sweet Farm.  Hope the rooster was able to find a home.

Nov 11, 2018 02:17 PM #3
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

This sounds really interesting Kathleen Daniels , I'd like to know more. The video is not coming up for me so I will go to their site to look for it.

Nov 11, 2018 03:49 PM #4
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Kathleen Daniels what a lovely entry for the gratitude challenge.  Sweet Farm sounds like a wonderful sanctuary and I like their U-Pick program.  If I were closer, I would be there on a regular basis!

Nov 11, 2018 04:42 PM #5
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I'm so glad you educated us about Sweet Farm. I'd like to find a U-Pick close to me. Did you tell us about the rooster you relocated last year? I would love to hear that story!

Nov 11, 2018 05:56 PM #6
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thank you for another gratitude post. I am so glad to read about your farm. Love the concept.

Nov 11, 2018 06:13 PM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathleen- - -choosing/selecting from Sweet Farm's U-Pick program sounds like a wonderful(and healthy) way to be and to live.

Nov 12, 2018 02:07 AM #8
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

What an adorable video! It's great that you found a place that resonates so much! I would love the U-Pick veggies.

Nov 12, 2018 03:42 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kathleen- I can see just why you are grateful for this. It totally fits your mantra! And just looking at the video was so peaceful! 

Nov 12, 2018 08:35 AM #10
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Kathleen! SO happy that you found Sweet Farm! And, I have to say, that Gizmo & Sturgis video is the best video I've seen all year - O M G! (I actually said that outloud!) Just WOW! Thank you so much for sharing and I had no doubt you had placed Mr. Greenjeans in a great place but, now, I'm confident!

Did I say WOW?! I want to move to Sweet Farm and work there!!

Nov 17, 2018 08:44 PM #11
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I love Half Moon Bay. I'm glad you found a great place in a great place! Sweet video. -Kasey

Dec 01, 2018 09:37 AM #12
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