Monday, 20 July 2015

Tulasi and Baby Manjari

Dear Readers;

The internet is a weird and wonderful place. I lost my blog some time back but somehow or other today it reappeared! Wahoo!! here is a  picture of Tulasi and her baby Manjari. These are two of our latest rescues.

Baby Manjari and Mama Tulasi earning their keep by munching away at the front lawn and fertilizing it at the same time!  

Manjari is very strong.....our son Rama came up behind her as I was holding onto her harness. She must have been frightened because she whipped her head around and in the process sent me flying at least three feet into the air. Somehow I tucked my body into fetal position and rolled three times to the fence."
Found on the internet...somewhere......

"OMG..are you alright mom?" son asked, as he helped me up. Apparently.....according to him... I was lying flat on my back..laughly rather maniacally. I tend to do..(I am told) when, I am either hurt or in shock.

Really though it was just another day on the farm.

My husband has always told me ,"You neverrrr know what's going to happen until you git oot  the doorrrr....because life is one grrrrreat big adventurrrre ." ..insert Scottish accent...

Long story short.....Tulasi and Manjari have now joined the herd. Tulasi is getting jostled around and is slowly finding her place in the herd. She has such a sweet nature but stubborn so she is neither at the bottom nor the top....but I must say..this morning she seemed to be pleading with us using her eyes. I'm sure that she was saying..."HELP....HELP..GET ME OUT OF HERE! That bull is horny and I'm not talking about those pointy things on his head!"

Until next time,
Hare Krsna,

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Springfest At Our Buddhist Neighbours

Dear Readers;

My husband and I were invited to the local Buddhist Academy for their Springfest. We usually attend functions because we are allies in cow protection  and we just like to chat with them.

Usually the get togethers are quite small ...maybe 20 people show up but not this time....around 1000 people attended!

This pic is of the main temple room and all day long the monks and nuns gave tours to explain the meaning of the Buddha deities on the massive altar...the sacred bells..the stupas and books.

The monks also crafted these incredible dioramas of some of the Buddhas pastimes. These we were told were made from butter!

Their Guru.

The goddess of learning ...The Buddha...the goddess of compassion.
We were given a tour of the monks quarters. The rooms were very simple and quite austere. Films were shown of all the projects in the area and abroad. Everyone was fed very well!

We spent the afternoon and had a wonderful time. When it was time to go a shuttle bus brought us back to our car but not before my husband  filled his pockets with cookies!

Until next time,
Hare Krsna,

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

New Cows!

Dear Readers;

I haven't written for awhile and I have so much to share.

While I was gone to Winnipeg to help celebrate my Mothers' 90th birthday,
My mom and her friend.
Gaura Nitai and Rama rescued our new cow Tulsi and her daughter 3 month old Manjari.

Tulsi was near death....starving...dehydrated with serious infections called hoof rot on her two back hooves. She was in such a weakened state that she could only lean against the barn wall. Gaura Nitai thought that they would only take the calf because he did not think that he could get the mom into the horse trailer. Even if he did manage to somehow drag her in...she would probably die on the way home.

 My husband is very loving and good at talking to he explained to her that she would need to gather all of her strength and drag herself onto the trailer. If...big if....she could do that..then he would do everything in his power to help her regain her health.

Well ...darned if she didn't do just that! Yay!!!!

We change her hoof dressings every second day and she is doing just fine! She eats and eats to her  hearts content! Here is a pic.

Until next time,
Hare Krsna,
Tulsi with her Kinky Red Boots!

Baby Manjari