Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Following the trend...

It seems that everyone in the blogosphere has been talking about farm sanctuaries, so I thought that Sunday was a good time to visit one. The weather was wonderful (finally) and I found one about 20 minutes or so away...

We went to Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, MA and from the looks of their website it seemed like the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. We got there right when they opened to get a good headstart on the day.

I'll let the pictures tell the story of our visit.







I wasn't expecting my picture to be taken. I was having a very zen moment with the mule. He was by far one of the most fantastic animals I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was HUGE! He started getting antsy thinking that I might have had some treats for him but was holding out...very funny.

All in all I had a wonderful experience there, but... On our way out I wanted to pick up some of the lovely vegetables we had seen going in, so I began browsing the boxes, and I peeked in the little open shed like area right next to them. I saw that they had skeins of yarn from their sheep, and much to my horror and disgust they were selling some sort of furry animal hides! I could have sworn I saw a sign saying they were goat skins, but I can't swear to it...

Needless to say, I did not get any produce, nor did I go to the gift shop.

10 comments:

Urban Vegan said...

Looks like a nice trip--except the freaky gift store moment.

What a beautful photo of you and the mule.

Vivacious Vegan said...

Unbelievable. I can't believe a sanctuary would sell wool yarn and animal hides. Great picture of you and the donkey though!

Candi said...

How fun to visit them! (I'm curious about that gift shop too now!) The animals look adorable and I love your "zen moment" caught on film!! lol!!

Emmy said...

Loved the animals pictures. There used to be a donkey at the apple orchard I go to but they don't have him anymore. The donkey was always so cute and loved attention. That's too funny about the donkey thinking you had treats but were holding out. LOL!!!

OMG, that is horrifying they were selling animal hides and wool. Boggles the mind!

Emmy said...

Oh, forgot to mention, I thought I commented on your previous post but I don't see my comment. Your apple sauce looks yummy!

wheresmymind said...

Everyone needs more zen moments with mules ;)

Nikki said...

Emmy, I'm sorry, that comment might have fallen through the cracks, I think I might have to shut off the comment moderation. Oh and it was amazing. I ate it all over the course of a few days. :)

Wheresmymind, zen moments with mules make life worth living. :)

Johanna3 said...

i love the photo ,so cute!

Valentina said...

first time at your blog! I never been at a farm sanctuary and I'm wondering if there is any in my area..
I'm gonna look more into it.. the animals look so cute, and i like the picture with the mule! funny!

KleoPatra said...

That's a great, great photo of you and your furry friend there. I know the Zen moments of which you write. Super cool.

That is a weird gift shop, to be sure.

Glad you had a great experience. Sanctuaries are quite wonderful!