27 July 2015

Heat Wave: Bringing Out The Red In Us

By: Jon Katz
Heat Wave: Bringing Out The Red In Us

Heat Wave: Bringing Out The Red In Us 

We are in a heat wave, and I had this idea that the heat brings out the red in us, so I went outside to find a flower and try to prove it in the late afternoon, the hottest part of the day.

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We’re Having A Heat Wave

By: Jon Katz
Having A Heat Wave

Having A Heat Wave

We're having a heat wave, hot, muggy and oppressive heat have settled over the farm like a bog, this causes some tension between my wife and I. I am sensitive to humidity and heat, I struggle with it. Maria loves it, it is never too hot for her, she would never turn the air conditioner on. I think I'm going to need it this week, even Fate got worn out after just a few minutes with the sheep. I looked up the hill, and Maria was draped over her pony, it seemed to me that she was dozing a bit, nodding off on Chloe's back. Chloe didn't look too frisky herself, the two of them were surrounded by bugs and flies, neither seemed to notice.

It's supposed to be very hot and sultry, at least for a week. Maria dragged the air conditioner into the bedroom, not I have to get her to agree to turn it on.

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Red, Walk Up. Maestro Of The Pasture

By: Jon Katz
Walking Up

Walking Up

Red is a maestro in the pasture, he is smooth and polished and instantly responsive, I think Fate will be a great working farm dog but she is much more impulsive and distractable than Red, at least for now. She is a good time girl, she loves to have fun. Red is all business, I yelled up at him to move the sheep down, walk them up to the pasture down the hill, and I take it for granted now that he understands me, because he does. He is a wonderful dog.

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Horses In Meditation

By: Jon Katz
Horses In Meditation

Horses In Meditation

Horses in meditation, Blue Star Equiculture. Help the fund drive, feed the horses.

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Rise Above Yourself: Hay For The Horses Of Blue Star

By: Jon Katz
Hay For The Horses Of Blue Star

Hay For The Horses Of Blue Star

A chance to rise above yourself, and above the angry and dark side of our world.

Help buy hay for the horses of Blue Star Equiculture.

Help keep working horses alive and in the world.

Help young people rebuild our bleeding earth.

Help men and women be healed, redeemed, reborn, loved and cared for. Blue Star is a sanctuary, for people,

for animals.

Help horses in great need be cared for and find meaningful work and homes.

Help define the future of animals in our world, help give them rights that are genuine and meaningful.

Help love people as well as animals.

Help honor the great and sacred work animals have done for people in our world.

Help keep animals in our every day lives.

Help fight hatred and cruelty, to people and animals.

Help people who love what they do, and do it with passion and community.

It costs $70,000 a year to buy hay for the big horses at Blue Star. They need at least $50,000 more, and soon.

I believe Blue Star Equiculture is important, it is the model for the future of animals in the world, for treating animals and humans both with love and dignity, for helping to mend Mother Earth, who humans have broken. It is a powerful place, it helps people and animals every day.

We need a wiser and more mystical understanding of animals than we find in the increasingly angry and hurtful conflict raging across the country over the future of animals, their welfare and their rights. The New York Carriage Horses have awakened us to the need for a better and more humane way of treating animals and the people who work for them. Blue Star is the better way.

They seek to protect the true rights of animals – to survive in our world – and also the rights of the people who own, love and care for them.

All over the country, animals who have worked with people for thousands of years – horses, ponies, elephants – are being driven from their long connection with human beings, sent to slaughter or remote farms where they will never be seen again by human beings in urban and suburban communities where most Americans live. Farmers and animal lovers are being persecuted rather than supported. At Blue Star, everyone is supported.

While politicians argue and spew hatred and division. Blue Star works  to bring harmony and compassion to the world. They do good, every minute of every day.

Blue Star is rising from a great loss, a great tragedy, the recent death of it's co-director, Paul Moshimer. They have saved too many horses and people to count.  The young have come from many places to Blue Star to help, drawn by it's great and timely mission. You can help them out by donating what you can, by helping Blue Star's hay fund drive. Thanks.

 

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