Month: May 2017

Meet a Cow? Ok!

{Albert the super cow and me}

You may have seen those ads on the NFTA buses around town saying Meet a Cow, We’ll Pay You $5. Well me and Kelsey saw it so we thought we would go meet a cow – {its for the blog annnd I needed an adventure}. Last week Sunday we went to Asha Sanctuary in Newfane {we drove past it a couple times} and learned not only about Albert the super cow and his story, but learned about what Asha Sanctuary {Asha meaning life and hope} is all about from Tracy Murphy {Founder and President of the Sanctuary}  – rescuing and educating the public about farm animal suffering and abuse.  While I’ve been to a farm before and meet farm animals, it was worthwhile to know more about the abuse some farm animals go through and learn what we can do from a community standpoint. At the end of the tour you are given $5 for attending, if you donate that $5 back to the Sanctuary, a private donor matches the gift. Asha Sanctuary has a lot of upcoming events, make sure to look them up on Facebook to learn more.

Below are pictures of our experience.

-B 

{just a blonde in buffalo photos}

{Asha Sanctuary}

{Kelsey watching a virtual reality video on how animals are treated on some farms – this video is optional to watch}

{Nick the pig – he loves the ladies}

{oh hey – we’re at meet a cow}

{Tracy the sheep – she loved me}

{and I loved her}

{I love animals}

{and I think they love me}

A takeaway from Poland

{classic side of the road shot}

It’s been about a month since I left for my trip to Poland with Agnes and Sean and I can’t help but think a lot about that trip since I’ve been back. There is no doubt in my mind that we as adults appreciate opportunities and things we can do in our life much more as we get older.

{the streets of Poznan}

{Cathedral Island in Poznan}

{Wroclaw at night}

Being in Poland has not only taught me a lot more about part of my Polish culture that I wasn’t familiar with before, but it has also showed me how much I take for granted. I don’t think I am a snob and I am not one to not be appreciative of the blessings I have in my life, but after reflecting from time to time over the last 2 weeks, I’ve begun to think of the opportunities I’ve had, that I’ve taken for granted, simple things such as my job, my education, my family and friends. I stress so much {especially lately} because I just want to do a good job and make everyone happy, but what I’ve  learned is you just have to leave some things alone sometimes.

{Wroclaw Poland}

{Wroclaw City Center}

{Wroclaw on our last night in Poland}

Stressing over stuff that is out of your control is pointless {I know that, but its easier said than done for some people} and if there is one “life lesson” I’m trying to take away from my trip, it is that. While I wish I could travel every single month, I know that’s not realistic, so when I can’t wander the world or even my hometown, I have pictures and memories that I can go back to, especially to help me during times like these when I ask myself if I’m doing the best I can. As I approach this “new” work week and our first big event at the Outer Harbor for the 2017 season, I’m hoping to keep this lesson in the back of my head so I can enjoy more and stress less.

 

-B 

{Just a Blonde in Bu

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