Saturday, November 28, 2009

A typical November evening.....

Every day, whether it's a clear night with stars as far as one can see, a night so dark one can barely see one's own hand infront of one's face, whether it's raining, snowing, or a full blown storm, I go out to feed and close up the chickens and the goats.

The chickens go in by themselves, each to their own respective coops, (we have 3) but it's my job to close up their doors, to keep the predators at bay.

On one side of our property, there's a strip of forest. The wind blowing through the trees creates what's music to my ears... a choreography of clicking, cracking trees, rustling leaves, often complimented by the sound of a train in the distance traveling up the West side of the Hudson River where the sun has set.

We have over 30 chickens, 1/2 are geriatric and no longer very productive with their egg laying, and more than half of whom just started laying eggs over the last month or two...

No matter how much I resist going out sometimes, as I walk back from the coops and see the goats content as they munch away at their hay.... I love our farm and how it never fails to reconnect me to what's important in life.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sallie Racer

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Meet Sallie, a very lovely lady available for Adoption at Animal Farm Foundation....

She's a super happy, smilin' Pit Bull

who can balance the World on the tip of her nose!!!

Would you like to welcome Sallie into your home for the Holidays? Fill out an application here!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Give a Gift that Gives - Pay it Forward This Holiday Season!

Do you love Pit Bulls or know someone that does? A friend of mine puts together an amazing Pit Bull Calendar, of which 100% of the proceeds go to Pit Bull Rescue and organizations. They make a great stocking stuffer or gift for a friend, and most importantly, pay it forward... Imagine if everyone gave gifts with this in mind? To order one, please visit The Unexpected Pit Bull's Website.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Autumn Aussies!

Meet Rescue and Bandit, two super smart, adorable, siblings. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and these two were such a pleasure to work with! We did a little sun chasing, but found some great spots down a long trail and along the river. Enjoy ~



Look at those EARS!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

More photos of Emma, the gorgeous Golden and her Mamma!

I don't get to photograph very many people, as honestly, they just don't want to be in the pictures, but this was not the case with Emma's mom, and you can see why... She really photographs beautifully! I had the absolute biggest grin on my face as I processed these pics. The deep bond, and love these two have for one another is sooo evident here. I LOVE seeing this. This is a woman who will stay in Friday night, if Emma was cooped up all day... Who bases her vacations around Emma, etc. I can totally relate to this, and feel I was able to capture this special bond on this amazing fall day, so will share some more of the pics from that day with you here! Enjoy! (click to enlarge!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Howl'oween @Pause Dog Boutique in Rhinebeck!

Despite the rainy Halloween weather, 42 dogs made it out to the first annual Pause Dog Boutique Howl'oween Dog Costume Parade! A lot of fun was had by all, well, almost everyone! Even the dogs wearing elaborate costumes were "uber" good sports about it!
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Adorable Smiling Jack Russel Princess from Russell Refuge, in Rhinebeck!

Another handsome adoptable, from Russell Refuge!

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