I believe that love is the most important aspect of life, and it is a necessity in raising animals for any purpose.
The method I use to raise my animals, and live my life by, is simple: aligning with Nature. Mother Nature is the source that created everything that exists. Nature is love. By working WITH (rather than against) Nature, the most peace is experienced overall. Animals thrive when given the freedom to express their Natural instincts. Our environment replenishes itself and provides for all its creatures when it is nurtured by loving intentions. Humans experience inner peace and fulfillment when following their own inner guidance, instead of outer noise. Aligning with Nature is an on-going process of using Nature as a guide to navigate through life. To read more about this, explore my writings page.
MooPoo Ranch Jewelry
Honoring the great spirit of Mother Nature
As a way to honor the great spirit of Mother Nature that exists within my beloved animals, I create unique earrings for unique women from the waste products of my chickens and cattle. By “waste products” I mean hair and feathers. Animals naturally shed their hair and feathers as waste, just as humans shed their own hair every day. Chickens, for example, release most of their feathers at the end of the year, in order to make room for the new feathers that emerge in their place. The majority of my collection, however, comes after I harvest my animals for food. I remove the long hair from my Belted Galloway beef cattle, and the fluffy feathers from my chickens, after I transition them back to their source (Nature). Neither feathers nor hair are ever pulled from living animals.
“It is important to me that each piece is not only hand-crafted, but also created with love, purpose, and intent. Stacy has taken ‘remnants’ of the animals that she so loves and cares for, and has incorporated their spirit and beauty in each pair of earrings. I love that what I am wearing was created out of a passion and love for animals, in honor of the circle of life, and in remembrance of the soul of a living, breathing, being.”
Jo Gassner, Fearless Yogi – Kohler, Wisconsin
“Stacy’s relationship with animals is feminine in nature. She is humbled by her animals. Her whole approach is one that encompasses respect, love, and humility. Her earrings reflect that femininity.”
Lindsay – Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Beautiful hand-made earrings from the heart. You can tell each pair is made with love and high quality material. I have sensitive ears/skin and these do not bother me. Each pair is unique I have never seen anything like it!”
Sheri – Wisconsin