Farm Sanctuary

 I recently returned from a week's vacation up in Watkins Glen, home of Farm Sanctuary's New York shelter.
An early morning view of the farm from our cabin.
The People Barn houses interactive educational displays, the gift shop, and the breakfast room!
Our cabin at sunset.
Having participated in the annual Walk for Farm Animals for years, seeing that fundraising in action nearly made my heart explode.  Seriously.  There is nothing like looking into the eyes of a young cow, rescued from a stockyard at one-day old after failing to sell for $1, and knowing that you and your family and friends helped make his survival possible.
Blitzen gets some love.

What's that you say?  You'd like more animal pictures?  Well, I always aim to please...(after the jump)

Noble goat is noble.
Somebody wanted scritches....
It's a goat gym!

Curious turkey ladies are understandably wary.

Bunny rabbit is not suicidal.

There are also chickens, ducks, geese, and . . . wait for it . . . .

Lazy piggies get their ears and bellies rubbed.
PIGGIES!  In flowers!
Happy piggy lives in porcine paradise!
So, this year, New York City's Walk for Farm Animals is on October 23rd in Central Park.  I'll be there.  Gordon Ramsay likely won't be (sad face).  Will you?  If you can't walk yourself, consider donating!

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