Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Happy Farm Animals!

I went to a work party at the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary this past weekend. I helped clean out chicken coops and met a ton of happy farm animals! I recommend this experience to anyone willing to get a little dirty, because it was worth it and I daresay I would have spent all day there.

To meet a pig and cow who will never become someone's dinner is a beautiful thing. I'm relieved and proud that I discovered the disconnect of animals as food as a young vegetarian, and know people will continue to do so.

Here are some photos from the day..

I think this was Summer, the goat. There was also a Spring..


This chicky had a similar coat to many local cats, colorwise, that I've seen in SE Portland.


I think this is Spring, the goat. Spring and Summer were rescued from a property with a meth lab. What the hell.


Michelle and her goat friend.


Giant cow and pig!


Resting.


Another awesome bird.


Showdown.


No pressure for these guys.

No one tells you that peaceful doves have a terrifying laugh. Until now.

Hanging out.




Afterwards we had a potluck lunch. Delicious!


They didn't bring any food so they had to eat grass...


Bye goaty!


Lastly, Luke the pig. Soooooo cute.

19 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

such a rewarding experience, working with/visiting the animals - great photographs!!

Bianca said...

Oh my god, those animals are so adorable!!! Especially Luke the pig and the meth lab goats. Oh, and cat chicken...he was cute in an ugly way (you know, like pug dogs).

How can anyone eat those precious babies?!

Taylor said...

So cute. I have a friend with a farm, and the goats really are the best - so friendly.

Avery Yale Kamila said...

I just want to squeeze that adorable pig!! What a happy, peaceful life they have. Thanks so much for sharing!

DJ said...

Awww - so cute... and happy!

Animal-Friendly said...

I love this post! It' beautiful to see animals living in such freedom- the way they should be. And, of course, they're all so cute

julie hasson said...

Wasn't that an awesome day?! I'm ready to go back.

Love the pics Jess!!

mel said...

That tortoiseshell chicken is the cutest!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I love this! I just went to Farm Sanctuary for the 1st time & it was SO cool.

sarchan said...

AW! I think I'm love with that pig. Lucky Portlanders...

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

What a nice post. All the animal pics are so mellow.

VeganFabulous said...

That looks great! I wish I could have been there. I have been thinking about going to a farm sanctuary since hearing the lecture at Clinton St. Theatre! Thank you for sharing!

b36Kitchen said...

i love this post jess!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Thank you guys for all of the warm words about this post!

I can't wait to go again!

Chelsea said...

Ooooo, I have to go and meet Luke! Cutest pig ever!!! (Except for Babe, maybe). This post made me so happy :) especially after being so sad about the sea lions...

springsandwells said...

yay!!
i love the animal pictures!! Farm animals are so wonderful.

:)

Erin said...

I'd be a very happy girl if I got to spend a day with those goats, what a cool thing to do.

Mandee said...

Aww v.cute animals!

Also, hi! It's Kitteh off PPK, thought I'd let you know I've added your blog to a list of my favourites on my new blog

xox

mysticxian said...

Awww, that is the cutest picture I've ever seen of a goat. He looks so happy to be petted. :)