Bit-of-Fun Picnic? I'd rather have a LOT-of-Fun Picnic.

Except, I can also see how that has absolutely nothing to do with horses.

Bummer. 

Safe Haven

Hi friends!

      This past weekend was our second annual Bit-of-Fun Picnic. When you have your first annual anything, it's kind of like eh, maaaaybe this could be a thing. But two years in a row? That's money. If you missed it this time around, we would love to see your bright shining faces next spring!

      I went ahead and created a list of the most probable questions you have based on a matrix using a lot of numbers and some higher level math. I have also included visual aides.

What does the name have to do with anything? I don't get it.

      I totally didn't catch it at first either, but a "bit" is a piece on a bridle. And a bridle is that leather contraption that goes on a horses head when you want to steer it. (Let me know if you need explanations on any other piece of tack.)

What was the picnic for?

      First of all, you shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition. The picnic was to give members of our community a chance to come check out our farm. We wanted to have a fun environment where people could learn more about Safe Haven and what we do. Our founders, Allie and Jeremy Barnett, shared about SHEMs new program called Stable Moments and their current goals for the organization. You can find more about Stable Moments on the Programs page or click here.

 Jeremy and Allie Barnett

Jeremy and Allie Barnett

Were there checkered picnic blankets and wicker baskets?

No, but there was a Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill food truck and a Sav’s Chill ice cream truck. As much as I love a good sandwich that’s been baking in the sun for hours, I have to say, the nachos I got were preeeetty tasty. And “if there’s a will, there’s a way” applies to most things but I have yet to hear of an instance where bringing ice cream on a picnic was a success. Sav’s definitely had the upper hand in that department.

 Fancy folks feasting.

Fancy folks feasting.

Were kids allowed?

Yes! We had a scavenger hunt around the barn for tiny, plastic farm animals and whoever found the most animals won a slip-and-slide! We also had pony rides with one of our therapy horses, T.J.

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Does T.J. stand for Tommy Jones?

No. Just T.J.

Technically, I’m not a kid, but I super like games. Did you have anything for adults?

Heck yes, we did. There was a balloon popping game where you could buy a balloon that would have either money or a ticket to the prize table inside. We also did a 50-50 Raffle. If you don't know what that is, half of the money from purchasing tickets goes to a lucky winner and the other half goes to support Safe Haven. AND THEN- we had a silent auction with goods from local artists and businesses.

Picnic harder than us.

 Debbie, the ticket master, workin that 50-50 Raffle.

Debbie, the ticket master, workin that 50-50 Raffle.

 Art portion of the silent auction.

Art portion of the silent auction.

I think that pretty much covers it, but if you think of something I might have missed, let me know! You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram (safehavenem) if you want to hear about upcoming events!

Love & Nachos,

Safe Haven
 Bit-of-Fun Picnic-ers

Bit-of-Fun Picnic-ers

Child of God

Judge me, maybe.