Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration for the Turkeys

For years I have wanted to visit an animal sanctuary and I was fortunate enough to visit Animal Place in Grassy Valley, CA a few months ago where I met some wonderful people and wonderful animals. Here I am being friends with Aden the sheep.

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Today I was able to go to Farm Sanctuary‘s Celebration for the Turkeys! Here is a photo post about the day:

This turkey wanted to kill me:

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Goats and sheep were the first friends of the day:

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Refreshments and snacks after checking in:

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After check in there was a lot of free time to roam the sanctuary and go in and out of all the animals pens.

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This is Jimmy sleeping:

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This guy was having some alone time:

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Oh Jimmy, you so crazy:

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Gene Baur stalking:

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Getting ready for the turkeys:

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They were shy at first:

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This one was NOT shy:

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The kiddos loved feeding the turkeys:

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I fed Gable (not this turkey). I was kinda scared at first but  turns out turkeys are not scary. She was really camera shy so I took a picture with the one instead:

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Poser goats:

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This goat was sleeping on the sheep’s butt. SLEEPING…ON HIS BUTT.

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HONK:

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Oh just a couple of pigs sleeping with thier tongues out:

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I forgot her name! UGH.

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FOOOOD:

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I don’t know how this all fit in my body:

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Gene Baur!

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Chloe Coscarelli, vegan chef from Cupcake Wars:

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Silent auction Vaute Couture dress a REALLY wanted. If you don’t know about this brand you should:

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Author Melanie Joy gave a 30 minute lecture and was so inspiring. Sometimes as a vegan I think I know everything (am I right, vegans!? haha). I have seen her book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows,  around a bunch of times and thought, “what’s that going to tell me that I don’t already know?” But she had such a fresh perspective on things and I think she should really get a side gig as a stand up comedian. I am definitely going to pick up her book and keep my eye on what she’s up to.

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And of course…DESSERT! CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP

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I encourage anyone and everyone to go, vegans and non vegans alike! It was great for families too (although I did see a kid chasing a terrified sheep, but his dad quickly caught him!) I am so glad I made it out to this. It was perfect weather such a nice day spent with the animals and to top it all off there was no traffic!

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