My husband and I stopped at the Farm Sanctuary on our way to San Francisco. We stayed in the little cottage they rent out. It was such a wonderful experience. The cottage was clean and very nicely appointed. I thought it was going to be bare bones but was surprised to find really nice soaps to use in the bathroom and literature to read in the sitting area. There is a nice kitchen (they ask that you only prepare and eat vegan food out of respect for their beliefs.) We chowed down on our eggplant bartha and rice and sat on the veranda and listened to the, well, silence. The only noise I heard all night was the air conditioner which was quite noisy and a noise I'm not familiar with, being from Alberta. In the morning, we awoke to a beautiful pastoral scene and made our way down to the farm area. Here we were greeted by the woman who showed us around the facility and introduced us to all the animals. It was such an enjoyable experience and so fun to play with the turkeys and the ducks. It was really educational, too. I had no idea pigs could be so terrifying. Ha Ha! I mean, I love them but they're not Babe. On our way home from San Francisco, we decided to make a detour just so we could visit the Farm Sanctuary again. I was so sad to leave and actually cried as I stroked Gideon and Isaiah on their technicoloured heads. I shouted one last "Gobbel!" to Gobble, the talking turkey and made my way up to the gift store for a yummy minty So Delicious soy ice cream bar.
I should mention that our visit was actually in 2008. I said it was 2009 because Trip Advisor wouldn't let me go back any further. But, I'm just getting into compulsively writing reviews on it now.
Any way, I <3 FARM SANCTUARY!!!!!
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