Bombogenesis Visits Watkins Glen

[Note: Had NO clue what a "Bombogenesis" was. Had to Bing It. -Ed]

The tireless Meredith T. of Farm Sanctuary digs way out and checks in. “With a large swath of the country digging out from Bombogenesis (that’s what they’re calling it! I swear!)..”

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“I wanted to send you an adorable gallery of images of ‘Farm Animals in Snow.'”

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“Just picture it— precious ducks, pigs and cows prancing and frolicking in snow.”

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“I’m not sure why, but people never think about farm animals being in the snow.”

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“These sweet images from our Watkins Glen, NY shelter have an element of magic and surprise..”

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“…. I think your readers would enjoy!”

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Comments

  1. MUST VISIT NOW! Sorry for the yelling. Could not be helped.

  2. that second picture – skinniest piggy ever!

  3. So cute! For some reason that bottom photo makes me think of “Charlotte’s Web.”

  4. I just came here to post the very same thing!

  5. Wait, you actually ‘Binged it’? Someone’s too impressionable to watch ‘Hawaii Five-O.’

  6. Your right. Snow is for all animals. Funny to see pigs in snow

  7. Never have I seen such grins on piggies! They sure do like having their pictures taken. Are they warm enough in the snow. (Not nuffing. Just asking ’cause I really don’t know.)

  8. Such cute shots!

  9. That pig is actually in good shape for a young animal. The pigs people are used to seeing are the fat/overmuscular ones used in food production, which are far from healthy, happy snorfers like this one. Same goes for milking cows – their udder is not supposed to reach the ground or even their ankles, but to stay firmly above the hocks.

    As for the description: some people do think of farm animals in the snow, especially when their country usually has snow for about 4-6 months in a year :)

  10. From what I remember, adult pigs can tolerate cold fairly well, despite having no hair or thick layer of fat. Of course they need a shelter when it’s really cold/wet/windy, but as long as they have enough food, they produce enough heat to cope in cool environment. New-born piglets will die if the temperature drops to below ~37 C or so, hence the heat lamps in their pens.

  11. Lucy's mommeh says:

    Ahhh, Watkins Glen. My mom & dad & a bunch of ne’er do well buddies used to go to the racetrack there for a solid week in the summer. Glad to see happy critters in that town.

  12. Smartypants says:

    The 3 ducks look like a Beatrix Potter story! Very Qte.

  13. UPSTATE NY whoooo. bred born and raised near Syracuse ” lets go orange”
    yep homesick deep into my bones can ya tell. lol

  14. alexalily says:

    Whooo UPSTATE NY born an raised near Syracuse ” Let’s Go Orange ”
    homesick down to my bones can’t ya tell. lol

  15. I loved seeing a “skinny” pig too!

  16. Dan Gillotte says:

    Love Farm Sanctuary! Doing such good work for animals!

  17. @ Berg and @ Laieanna – Yes! Charlotte’s Web to the nth degree!

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