CRANKY'S FARM IS MOVING!!!
For a long while now it has been obvious to the founders and board members of Cranky's FARM that their current property is not sustainable into the future.
After much consideration and searching we have decided to move the sanctuary to the beautiful suburb of Mount Mee.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY:
The property features 60 amazing, semi-treed acres, a large spring fed dam, cattle yards, separate paddocks and stables.
On site is a 100 year old federation style farm residence.
Mount Mee has a wonderful high long-term average rainfall and is located only 1 hour north of the Brisbane CBD and the Sunshine Coast.
The move and upgrade of the property will take place over three phases spread out over the next twenty-four months.
During October we will be:
- Upgrading fencing
- Building a pig habitat
- Relocating the residents
This will be a major undertaking and will incur significant cost.
We will be holding some working bees and will need people to help with the transportation of the residents.
Relocating the residents to Mount Mee will provide them with a more natural diet and will allow them to experience natural grazing and foraging which is something they have not been able to do for many years.
The sanctuary will be more accessible to visitors being only 1 hour from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and we will, hopefully, be able to accept visitors much more regularly.
With the addition of a homestead on site Cranky's FARM will now be manned 24/7. This will have a major impact on the types of residents we will be able to accept as previously we have been unable to take in residents who need full-time care. We look forward now to being able to take in infants, birds and those who require just a little bit of extra attention.
More information coming soon.
This phase should see us able to offer a more interactive experience for those wishing to visit the sanctuary and enable us to educate more people about the lives and treatment of farmed animals.
More information coming soon.
We are hoping this phase will bring more non-vegan visitors to the sanctuary, enabling us to reach and educate a wider range of people.
Upon arriving at Cranky's FARM on the 1st of August we noticed that Sarah was hanging back away from the herd. After a brief investigation is was clear why, she had safely delivered a baby boy.
We have called him Neville after the wonderfully helpful family who own and run our local produce.
Neville and his mum are doing very well.
Sarah is a wonderful mum and her and Neville are beautifully bonded.
Neville has also become firm friends with Little J who he looks up to and follows like a big brother.
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Where to find a Cranky's FARM stall
Due to COVID-19 we will not be attending any public events until further notice!
If you are interested in finding out more about Cranky's FARM, making a donation in person, purchasing some of our unique merchandise or just want to meet some Cranky's FARM team members you can find us at the following awesome upcoming vegan events:
- Brisbane Vegan Markets - West End - Cnr Boundary Rd and Russell St - 9am - 3pm on the 2nd Sunday of every month.
20 April 2020
We are so happy to announce that the following three sweethearts have been saved from the cattle sales and will be coming to live at Cranky's FARM within the next two weeks:
Fiona - We are very excited to welcome Fiona as she is the biological sister of our beloved current resident, Bradley
Jimmy - Born at the same feed lot as Bruno and Stuart, we are so much looking forward to meeting and caring for Jimmy.
Justin - Justin was a last minute rescue, with his place at Cranky's secured literally minutes before he was due to get on the truck!
10 April 2020
Sonny arrived at Cranky's on Friday, 10 April 2020.
He is a 4 year old, de-sexed male pig. Sonny was bred and sold as a miniature by a breeder on the Sunshine Coast. Unfortunately, he hasn't stayed as small as advertised and constantly escapes his enclosure putting both himself and some of his human family in danger.
We were asked to take Sonny or he faced being euthanised so we agreed.
Sonny, so far, seems to be loving his new home. He has explored, played, wallowed and slept. He met all the other Cranky residents on Saturday afternoon and did so with confidence and good manners. He wasn't scared of anyone, on the contrary, he seems to want to be friends with everyone!
3 April 2020
Obie and Nero, arrived safety at their new forever home, Head Over Hooves Farm Haven on Thursday, 2 April 2020. These two dairy steers were rescued directly from a dairy at only days old and were cared for until they were around 14 months old. Unfortunately, they could not stay where they were due to the ill health of their carer and faced being sent to slaughter. Thankfully, they are now safe.
1 March 2020
Roger, the 2 year old Saddleback pig was successfully delivered to his new forever home on Sunday, 1 March 2020.
Roger went from living in a small enclosure with no grass or shelter to a large paddock type enclosure with grass everywhere, a house built just for him, toys, a sandpit and people who love him.
25 October 2019 - Freckles and Bill
Freckles arrived with his friend, Bill (below) on Friday 25 October 2019. Together they spent 24 hours in our holding pen being sniffed and snorted at by the current Cranky residents. Freckles, although only 8 months and significantly smaller than Bill showed signs of being the dominant steer in the yard that first night, however, upon being let out the following day it appeared Freckles realised just how small he really is.
He followed Bill around (which was cute) and Bill didn't lead him astray. Immediately, they fitted right in with their new family, waiting their turn at the feeders and following the herd down to get a drink at the trough.
Thank you so much to Bill and Freckles sponsors and to everyone who shared their rescue posts. The have now started their new life, safe from exploitation and a premature demise thanks to you all!
29 March 2019 - Moose
Moose arrived on Friday, 29 March 2019. After spending 24 hours in our holding pen, greeting everyone through the safety of the fence he was very ready to be released on Saturday afternoon. Upon being let our there was lots of running and jumping and mooing. He caused quite a stir. He has fitted in very well. He is a very confident young man, has already made friends and has even managed to put Hannah in her place. He is very social and is already firmly a Cranky's herd member.
29 September 2018 - Fifteen
Fifteen arrived on Saturday. He was an absolute gentleman; patient and respectful. He spent the night in our holding pen and was let out to mingle the next day. He politely greeted every one of his new family and was accepted with very little fuss. Fifteen is a Drought Master steer who weights in excess of a tonne, yet he is one of our most gentle residents.
13 September 2018 - Bruno, Brad and Stuart
Bruno and Stuart are two eleven month old Angus x Hereford steers who were, along with Brad the Bradford steer, destined to be sold, slaughtered and stored. Thanks to the commitment of the community to help us care for these three gorgeous boys they will be arriving to start their new lives on Saturday, 13 September. We cannot wait to meet and fall in love with them. **UPDATE** Bradley, Bruno and Stuart arrived safely on Saturday, 20 October 2018 and are currently settling in with their new family. All three are very sweet and gentle. Not having lived on properties with trees and rocks they are enjoying exploring their new home.
14 September 2018 - Millie, Mac, Nelly and Annie
Millie, Mac, Nelly and Annie are four goats who are in need of a forever home. They are due to arrive at Cranky's on Sunday, 14 September 2018, however, we are yet to secure sponsorship for their monthly feeding costs. It is only with community support that we are able to commit to further rescues as to rescue more animals without being able to guarantee their future care would put them and our current residents in danger. If you are able to commit to a monthly donation of even just $5 to help cover the costs of feeding either Millie, Mac, Nelly or Annie please click on the "Sponsor Me" button at the bottom of their individual page/s. **UPDATE** Nelly, Annie, Millie and Mac arrived safely on Saturday, 20 October 2018. They are all adorable, very affectionate and happy. Not having lived on a property with many trees or boulders they seem to be having lots of fun acting like goats up on the rocks.
10 November 2018 - Carl, Murray and Norman
Carl, Norman and Murray are three 1 year old dairy steers. Deemed waste products of the dairy industry they were taken from their mothers at only days old and trucked to the cattle sales. They were purchased by people wanting to protect them and have been cared for since. Unfortunately, circumstances have changed and they require a new home. **UPDATE** Carl, Norman and Murray arrived at Cranky's FARM safely and are now 100% part of the Cranky's family. Although they have integrated well into the larger herd they still stick together and we are very happy we were able to offer them a home where they will remain together as brothers.
Bambi, Bobby and Thelma
Thelma is an 8 year old ex-dairy cow who couldn't keep up with the required amount of milk production. Bambi and Bobby are two four year old dairy steers. All three were rescued from the dairy industry and have been loved and cared for. Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances these three are seeking a new home. **UPDATE** Thankfully, we were able to find a wonderful, new forever home for these three beautiful souls. They will be spending the rest of their lives in the lush Byron Bay where they will be lavished with love.
You can now sponsor your very own Cranky's FARM resident!
Sponsoring an animal is the very best way you can help support our sanctuary.
Regular monthly donations help us to budget for present and future events.
Knowing how much we have coming in each month gives us the confidence to be able to save more lives.
One off donations are great but sponsorship is totally awesome!
Thanks to our amazing supporters all the residents at Cranky's have at least one sponsor.
If you can spare even $5.00 a month please consider sponsoring a Cranky's FARM resident.
As well as being great for the animals sponsorship also has some added bonuses for the sponsors.
When you sponsor a Cranky's FARM resident you will receive:
- A sponsorship certificate;
- Exclusive access to photos of your sponsored animal that only other sponsors get to see;
- Our heart-felt appreciation; and
- Free access to visit your sponsored animal at Cranky's FARM
Sponsors who are able to give $50.00 or more per month also receive:
- A unique canvas of their sponsored animal;
- A secret Christmas present from the sponsored animal; and
- Two free overnight stays per year at Cranky's FARM in our cabin style accommodation
If you would like to sponsor a Cranky's FARM resident just go to the animals page, click on the animal you want to sponsor and then click on the "Sponsor Me" button at the bottom of their bio.
"He would change our lives forever"
Cranky arrived at our property with two other dairy steers in February 2010. They had spent the first three months of their lives as part of a mobile petting zoo. Unfortunately, what people don’t realise, just like we didn’t, the lives of the cute baby animals they pat and cuddle at petting zoos are typically short lived.
CRANKY'S FARM SHINANIGANS
CRANKY’S FARM IS MOVING!!! For a long while now it has been obvious to the founders and board members of Cranky’s FARM that their current property is not sustainable into the future. After much consideration and searching we have decided to move the sanctuary to the beautiful suburb of Mount Mee. ABOUT THE PROPERTY: The…
Roger the 2 year old Saddleback arrived at his new home on Sunday, the 1st of March. He went from a small enclosure with no grass or shelter to a wonderful new home with lots of grass, a house built just for him, plenty of things to amuse him and people who love him.
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