Monday, October 29, 2007
Nancy and i went with a group of animal friendly vegans and vegetarians to Farm Sanctuary, located in Watkins Glen, NY. It is a great place that gives homes to farm animals who have been mistreated and abused because of factory farming practices.
This is Bertha. She had the softest hair on top - this wavy white blonde patch of hair. She was really sweet and greeted us as we approached. The moo was so loud it echoed back at us 3 times.
Now that is a real goatee!
Jennifer and the group check out the turkeys.
This poor guy gets around on a prosthetic leg.
Nancy is petting some of the younger pigs. They were adorable and LOVED to have their bellies rubbed.
Pigs like to sleep too. Look at those little arms! I have video of one of them snoring. Perhaps I'll add it to the post when I figure out how to get the movies off the camera - the disk won't mount.
With a snout like that it is no wonder they can smell things several feet underground.
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After nancy ran her half-marathon we decided to take the long way home and drove through some of the farmland that surrounds Groton. It was a clear crisp fall day - perfect for being a lazy photographer and taking pictures from the passenger side of nancy's car. Here are some photos. It was a particularly good year for foliage.
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A couple of weekends ago nancy broke a personal record of running 13.3 miles (a half marathon) just over 1 hour and 52 minute ath the Cortland "Leaf peeper" race. I am impressed. Congratulations nancy! It was a beautiful fall day complete with mist rising over the early morning water.
at 11:59:00 AM
As many of you know, Central NY is cold. It has long dreary winters. Some of us like it, some of us can't take it (you know who you are). I like the change of seasons but I really dislike having to deal with a frozen car every morning. Here are a few pics of the frost.
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