Happy First Birthday to Little River Man from all of us at Moose River Farm!
Friday, May 22, 2015
Happy Memorial Day Weekend,
Thanks to two unused snow days I am enjoying a four day weekend with my animals. Relaxing at home with no timely agenda is a rarity that I will treasure before the busy summer schedule takes over. Last weekend MRF hosted a special Blessing of the Animals. Reverend Lawrence Bartel lead twenty-four visiting animals and forty parishioners in an informal address that celebrated the natural behaviors of the animals in our lives. The welcomed warm weather extenuated our mutual feelings for animals shared by all who attended.
After Reverend Bartel spoke and lead us in two hymns, the entire mass of humans and animals set out on a hiking trail from the farm to the Moose River. Jimmy Ortiz, proprietor of Feathers and Boughs, described the event as "El Camino, (de Santiago), for dogs! A blessed time was had by all. photos by Michele deCamp
Under a perfect blue sky...
...the animals gathered.
Gatsby napped through the proceedings.
Trinity and her pet chicken, Abigail.
Bing and Frankie observed the crowd.
All creatures great and small.
Many of the animals have stories to share...
...about how they were rescued...
...and how they rescued their special person.
All things bright and beautiful...
...The Lord God made them all.
El Camino, (de Adirondacks)...
Friday, May 8, 2015
Happy Mother's Day,
My friend Michele deCamp is back from Florida where she waited out the long winter in endless sunshine. Her photo-documentation of life at Moose River Farm is in full swing as she wasted no time this week catching up around the barn. Looking at these pictures I can't help but smile with a heart full of maternal affection as Michele reveals my animals' distinct personalities through her lens. The frozen images are gifts for the day that celebrates the immense love I feel for each one of these special creatures. Happy Mother's Day to all!
Liam is a handsome billy-goat one minute...
...and a snoring beast the next.
Lacey is as regal as a princess.
The two goats can not get enough of outdoors after the long winter.
Rod's chickens spend sunny days scratching for worms.
This hen has a lovely expression.
Bing and Frankie...
...and know how to...
...smile for the camera.
Zambezi's thoroughbred good looks....
...are a contrast to Easau's thoroughbred silliness.
Rub my belly, please.
Niles and Nina
Fiona has a face that many mothers could love.