EnchantedAcresstudio

Handmade items and art from my heart & farm.

Westport, Canada | 2 Sales

EnchantedAcresstudio

Handmade items and art from my heart & farm.

Westport, Canada 2 Sales On Etsy since 2017

Announcement   Welcome to my Etsy shop for my handmade art & goods from my forest farm. My name is Donna, and I raise goats & sheep in the forest, along with my ever growing dog pack. Thank you so much for your support of me and the farm! I am humbled you would consider purchasing any of my art or handmade items for your home and yourself.

I happily take commissions of your pets, or farm animals, if you are interested please send me a message so we can chat!!

You can also find me over at my blog, The Chronic Farmgirl at www.chronicfarmgirl.com where I blog about the farm, animals, and my battle with Lupus, Crohns disease, and Sjogren's Syndrome.

As I deal with chronic illness and chronic pain, and side effects from medications, art is one of my main outlets for therapy and one of my major healers and loves in life. My animals are my guiding light but painting takes my mind often off of the pain, and it has helped me coped with many bad days, side effects, and just help remind me to keep on fighting.

Welcome to my Etsy shop for my handmade art & goods from my forest farm. My name is Donna, and I raise goats & sheep in the forest, along with my ever growing dog pack. Thank you so much for your support of me and the farm! I am humbled you would consider purchasing any of my art or handmade items for your home and yourself.

You can also find me over at my blog, The Chronic Farmgirl at www.chronicfarmgirl.com where I blog about the farm, animals, and my battle with Lupus, Crohns disease, and Sjogren's Syndrome.

As I deal with chronic illness and chronic pain, and side effects from medications, art is one of my main outlets for therapy and one of my major healers and loves in life. My animals are my guiding light but painting takes my mind often off of the pain, and it has helped me coped with many bad days, side effects, and just help remind me to keep on fighting.

Again I am humbled you are even here to visit and look, and I appreciate your time very much! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions.

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Last updated on Jan 14, 2018

Welcome to my Etsy shop for my handmade art & goods from my forest farm. My name is Donna, and I raise goats & sheep in the forest, along with my ever growing dog pack. Thank you so much for your support of me and the farm! I am humbled you would consider purchasing any of my art or handmade items for your home and yourself.

I happily take commissions of your pets, or farm animals, if you are interested please send me a message so we can chat!!

You can also find me over at my blog, The Chronic Farmgirl at www.chronicfarmgirl.com where I blog about the farm, animals, and my battle with Lupus, Crohns disease, and Sjogren's Syndrome.

As I deal with chronic illness and chronic pain, and side effects from medications, art is one of my main outlets for therapy and one of my major healers and loves in life. My animals are my guiding light but painting takes my mind often off of the pain, and it has helped me coped with many bad days, side effects, and just help remind me to keep on fighting.

Welcome to my Etsy shop for my handmade art & goods from my forest farm. My name is Donna, and I raise goats & sheep in the forest, along with my ever growing dog pack. Thank you so much for your support of me and the farm! I am humbled you would consider purchasing any of my art or handmade items for your home and yourself.

You can also find me over at my blog, The Chronic Farmgirl at www.chronicfarmgirl.com where I blog about the farm, animals, and my battle with Lupus, Crohns disease, and Sjogren's Syndrome.

As I deal with chronic illness and chronic pain, and side effects from medications, art is one of my main outlets for therapy and one of my major healers and loves in life. My animals are my guiding light but painting takes my mind often off of the pain, and it has helped me coped with many bad days, side effects, and just help remind me to keep on fighting.

Again I am humbled you are even here to visit and look, and I appreciate your time very much! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions.

Donna Adams

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Donna Adams

About

Welcome to my enchanted forest!

One of my favorite sayings is, “my wilderness is my wisdom.” Nature, and the forest, has always been my teacher, my source of inspiration & healing, and for most of my life, I’ve been lucky enough to also call it my home.

Before coming to live at my current farm, which is 500 plus acres of forest with a lane way over a mile long, and where I raised dairy goats and sheep for several years, I lived at an animal sanctuary for special needs and abused dogs and farm animals, where I dedicated my life to caring for them, and also learning about rehabilitation, disease treatment, and management, and palliative care.

I also ran a rabbit rescue for almost a decade. I took in, cared for, and found homes for over 100 rabbits.

I have taken in a lot of special needs farm animals and rehabilitated them, or cared for them. Animals have always been my passion in life, and my heart.

Like everyone, I’ve had my set of challenges to face, as we all do. I watched my mother suffer terribly and eventually die of cancer, and was orphaned by 16. By 25 I had already had several surgeries thanks to Endometriosis, a devastating, and often misdiagnosed and mistreated & managed disease, which eventually lead me to a full hysterectomy at 25, being unable to bear children, and still needing three more major surgeries, because of damage the disease had done even after the hysterectomy. Seven surgeries later, I had some relief.

But afterwards I was diagnosed with several autoimmune diseases. Very often when you are diagnosed with one autoimmune disease, you will have others, since several of them go hand in hand, and also several of them are easily confused with each other and share symptoms. I have Crohns, Lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome and endo. I take plenty of medications to try and manage flares, including several immune suppressant medications. I have been on prednisone for years now and have adrenal fatigue because of it and am dependent on it. It’s a constant challenge to manage the flares, the symptoms of the diseases and the symptoms of the flares of the diseases, as well as the side effects of all of the medications, most of which I have ended up taking other medications to help manage. I believe very much in natural healing and the power of it, but I also believe in modern medicine despite it’s failures at times, because without it, I wouldn’t be alive still. I have almost died twice in the past few years, and at 29 almost had a stroke, thankfully I was in the hospital when it happened and they saved my life. Shortly after, my husband died from a sudden heart attack without warning, and I was thrown into dealing with the grief from that, the loss of my support system, possibly my home, all kinds of legal & financial issues, and a million things to oversee and manage, during one of the hardest times in my life.

It is a struggle, a daily one, but I have learned how important it is to share not because I want sympathy, but because I want understanding, and not just for myself, for the thousands, millions, of people, suffering from chronic illness and disease around the world, every single day…. especially young people, who are misunderstood. It’s harder for people to accept and believe that young people can be so ill, especially since a lot of chronic illnesses, especially autoimmune diseases are easily hidden, or sometimes even invisible. And it’s important to me to remind people that despite our set backs, and our challenges, we can still lead full lives, we can still have hope, we can still find happiness and we still have purpose. We are all warriors in our own right. And all of us, are much stronger than we believe... which is one reason I started my blog and vlogs at The Chronic Farmgirl.

Over the past few years I have had to sell most of my animals, stop gardening, and all of my homesteading activities, as managing my health (or trying to hold myself together more like it) has been a full time job, as well as managing legal affairs, and working with many unknowns in my world. All of those things continue but I am beginning to move forward, to learn new ways to cope and work with my limitations, and body, and to move forward with my dreams in a new direction, and new way... and I'm so grateful my dreams are still alive, and I am still pursuing them despite the challenges.

In the past year along with new love in my life, I've added a flock of Finn Sheep hopefully to expand on. I cannot wait for Finn lambs and wool from my own well loved and snuggled sheep! I also have a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats, and three Maremma Sheepdogs, whom I adore, and who work hard for me on the farm. I hope to be able to support Forest Haven Farm and carry on my dream of loving and growing it, while still working with, and managing my health, which often leaves me bed ridden from pain and flares, and is a challenge every single day.... but one I try to keep battling.

I also repaint old well loved pieces of furniture and give them some new life, chairs, book tables, benches, etc. I'm looking into shipping furniture in the future. For now it's only available for pick up at the farm, or delivery if it's within driving distance.

I was hopeful to sell my wares at craft and flea markets as I love meeting people and visiting! It's one of the best parts of artistic and small farming communities! But because of my illnesses, traveling long distances, and mostly, being out in the sun, is very difficult and often impossible for me, although I'm hopeful I'll be able to attend more in the future.

I also have big dreams of having a studio on the farm you can visit, and maybe one day even visit the farm and stay at a cabin with us.

Thank you so much for your support of me, and my farm!

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    Chronically into art, farming, animals, tattoos, nature, and fighting multiple auto immune diseases. Dog lover and pretend leader of my pack - the dogs let me think I'm the leader and not just their mom... but we all know better!

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