Kids These Days, They Just Stand There

Why, when I was their age, I was leaping and frolicking all over the place! Now look at ‘em — stiff as statues.

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Via Sam Lavy.

Two, Tired

14836778162_ed937b4778_kFlickrer Mark Peters rolls out the story: “Last week, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary accepted a mother pig and her babies into the fold. PETA rescued this family from a trash-filled pen in a trailer park in North Carolina. Now they can munch on grass, sleep in a straw-filled bed, and live out their lives together with lots of space to roam in, mud pools to cool off in, and a family of more than 40 other pigs to socialize with.”

Head-Butting for Beginners

For the eager youngster, head-butting may appear simple, but mastery of this skill requires timing, cooperation, and awareness of basic principles of geometry…

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For example, it is important that the participants align themselves within a single two-dimensional space, lest they accidentally veer into a perpendicular “side butt.”

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It is also important to concentrate completely upon the maneuver, and not allow oneself to become distracted by other goings on.

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But with practice and teamwork, head-butting will become as easy as falling off a log (unless you happen to pick a log as your practice space).

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Via Martin Pettitt.

Flashback Friday

Keep up the great Flashback Friday submissions, peeps! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the memories!


“This is my Nana when she was around 16 or 17, in the late 1930s. This was taken while she was growing up in Germany and had to do an obligatory  “Landfrauenjahr” (year of land service). Usually girls were sent to work on a farm – hence the animals! She hated her year there, but found joy in looking after the animals. She survived WWII and emigrated to Canada, where I’m writing this from! I love your website – it makes me so happy inside!” -Britt.

Spring Fling

Thees weell make you so happy you weell theenk eet ees spreeng(-like)!

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Cutest Paw lambykins.
More sweet little dairy cows from Kimberly P.
Edgar’s Mission piggeh!

Something in the Way She Moos

Oh come on! Princess Di eyes action on a moo-ette? Evidently so… And, where else but on CO?

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“Look at the sweet little dairy cow I met.” -Kimberly P.

Maaaaaa of La Mancha

12663439643_e5b0a55c67_zThe La Mancha Goat? What in blue blazes is a La Mancha Goat? Is it one of Don Quixote’s sidekicks? Maaaaaybe. The La Mancha is the only breed of dairy goat developed in the United States. Well, huh. Their milk is high in butterfat. Mmmmbutterfatmmm. And, they’re known for having tiny, “gopher” or “elf” ears! Squee!

Now surely there is some mistake. It’s a goat, it must be La Muncha.

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“These are hours-old LaMancha girls, our first babies of the season! Suffice it to say, my work has suffered since they have arrived. I work at Broken Shovels Farm, a micro-dairy in Henderson, CO. Every person who works here is committed to ethical treatment of farm animals and the belief that every single animal should receive the same high level of care, no matter their purpose.” -Amber H.

SMOOch

Porker up, for a big slop-py kees. Romantic and aromatic!

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Blossom and Snuffles kissing! More at Edgar’s Mission on Facebook!

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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Are Ya READY, Boots?

Start walkin’!

These Boots Are Made For Walkin! from Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary on Vimeo.

FAVE FRAME™: This guy (whose name is “Boots”) is ALL OVER that video. Look at that smirk!

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From Kyle at Edgar’s Mission.

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