Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Volunteer Day at Peace Ridge Sanctuary

This weekend Gwen, her kids (Blade, Autumn, Azize), and I attended the volunteer orientation and project day at our local farmed animal sanctuary. Peace Ridge Sanctuary is only about a mile from my house and I am so happy about that!

Peace Ridge is a vegan sanctuary that follows the models of great farms like Catskill Farm Sanctuary or of course "the" Farm Sanctuary in New York and CA. Like these other organizations Peace Ridge shelters pigs, chickens, geese, turkeys, goats, sheep, rabbits, and probably some others I'm forgetting. They also rescue dogs and cats, expecially from kill shelters. In fact they bring dogs (I'm not sure about cats) here from gas chamber states in the American South.

We had a great day meeting all the animals, eating vegan lunch, and doing some work. We cleaned the goat barns and field and also painted a fence. It was a beautiful day and I highly recommend similar adventures if you can find a farm animal sanctuary anywhere near you! If there are none, you can at least support any of these programs online and get the feeling you are really helping the animals.

Nibbles the goat (aptly named)!

geese and ducks raising the alarm

turkey sisters


cleaning the goat stalls

nice and clean!

...and being broken in again


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