Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

Fostering Friendships

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

In addition to rescuing and rehoming farmed animals, Cedar Row has created and fostered friendships between animals that wouldn’t normally seem possible. Pigs hanging around with dogs, turkeys resting on goats, cats babysitting baby pigs, inseparable geese and ducks…. The list goes on.

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Gabe, Geronimo, Deb & Sophia

These friendships shouldn’t surprise anyone; people from all walks of life find ways to get along and form bonds despite coming from all different backgrounds and locations. Animals in similar situations do the exact same thing. :)

Herb the Cat with Pratchett the pig

Penelope & Herb

Animals show signs of stress, they grieve, they express joy and they love. One of our cats, Herb, takes a special interest in baby pigs that make their way to Cedar Row especially when they’re adjusting to their new surroundings. He spends time with them, sleeps in straw with them and shows them the ropes around the sanctuary. It’s a bond that wasn’t expected but one that show the compassion that animals have for each other.

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Midas & Penny

Midas, the Great Dane, has a similar interest in new arrivals. This past winter he has busied himself by playing and accompanying Darcy and Penny around the farm, never more than a few feet from them when they’re exploring.

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Rocket hitching a ride on Eric

It’s time to ask ourselves a question; if animals can get along with each other, shouldn’t we be able to get along with them? :)

If you’d like to meet our animal friends at Cedar Row, sign up for one of our work visits here or come to our Summer of Peace Open House on July 9th!

#friendsnotfood

 

Summer of Peace Open House

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

Summer-of-Peace-2015

 

It’s almost that time of year again; our Summer of Peace Open House!

We’re busy at work getting the farm ready for all the visitors and we’re very excited to host this event and have people come out and see what a farm sanctuary is all about.

We’ll have a vegan bake sale with lots of goodies from some amazing vegan bakers, a vegan bbq featuring some delicious cruelty-free food and a few other surprises for you!

As always, our animals (who love attention) will be on hand to welcome you to their home and entertain everyone with their everyday antics and amazing personalities.

As a reminder, this is a great time to bring children under 12 (and over 12 as it happens) to the farm sanctuary to teach them about compassion and kindness towards our animals friends.

Bring your appetite, your love of animals and (if possible) a donation to help us keep up the level of care our residents deserve.

Compassionate Compost

Posted on: May 3rd, 2015 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

We know that adding commercial compost to our gardens when growing flowers, fruits or veggies increases their yield, shortens their growth time and often make for healthier and more robust plants but do you know what’s in most of the commercially-available compost?

A cruelty-free bag of Compassionate Compost

A cruelty-free bag of Compassionate Compost

Most commercial compost is derived from animals that have lived unimaginably sad lives on factory farms that were ultimately slaughtered. While it may make flowers look beautiful, the cost consists of months and often years of abuse and ultimately a taken life.

Compassionate Compost

Compassionate Compost

We have an alternative; our compassionate compost is a blend of manure from our rescued farm animals including pigs, cows, sheep, goats, donkeys and chickens, as well as composted vegetation including hay, grasses, fruits and vegetables.

The animals at Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary get to live out their lives to the fullest without any fear of abuse or slaughter. All of the money raised from the sale of our compassionate compost goes directly back into the operation of the sanctuary, including feeding and bedding the animals. Did you know our Compassionate Compost is aged approximately 2 years so it can go right on to any garden?

Creating Compassionate Compost

Creating Compassionate Compost

We’ll be selling our compassionate compost on the May long weekend (May 16th & 17th, 2015) for a suggested minimum donation of $5 a bag from 2 pm to 4 pm on May 16th and from 11 am to 2 pm on May 17th at the sanctuary; each bag weighs about 50 lbs or 25 kg! Come by and pick up a bag for your compassionate garden while supporting Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary. Create food for your soil and your soul! :)