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)...
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