The Farm at Nanticoke Creek was founded by Colleen Cheechalk, her husband Todd, and daughter Ally in 1998. The farm is currently home to our seven horses, six of which have been brought here in cooperation with Sunkissed Acres Rescue and Retirement in Summerville, GA. Many of the horses and livestock that come here have histories that ofter include abuse, neglect or a close encounter with a slaughter truck. The chickens and ducks that are raised here are Heritage Breeds and listed with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. We are one of only a handful of breeders and preservationists dedicated to securing a future for the Welsh Harlequin (Critical), Cayuga (Threatened), Indian Runner and Swedish (both on the watch list) ducks and the Dominique Chicken (Watch list). Animals who come here for rehabilitation stay at the farm for the rest of their lives and serve as teachers who help children and adults to learn about themselves and reconnect with the environment.
In addition to the farm animals, we are also a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat and we create and maintain more than 3 acres of natural habitat for the many species that call our farm home. Through the interactions with nature, the animals and their stories, our students learn kindness, compassion, confidence and respect and appreciation for animals and all who inhabit the earth.