JP Farm Animal Sanctuary
Last week I took a trip from the Hudson Valley to Jp Farm Animal Sanctuary in Litchfield, Connecticut to visit Lynn and Oscar, Britt, and Yvonne, and the beautiful Scottish Highland cows who are now living safely and happily ever after at the Sanctuary. Going over the Housatonic River in the town of Kent, through the covered “Bulls Bridge,” passing waterfalls, and watching the deer on the side of the road as I traveled to their gorgeous 44 acre farm was just a small portion of the beauty awaiting me. Traveling up the path to the sanctuary, passing by a really cool old barn with its very own stone chair in front, winding my way down the driveway to the beautiful home they live in and the barn for the cows was just breathtaking. The work they are doing is incredible and the land is spectacular. (Basically, I want to live there 🙂
I took my harmonium and played music for the cows. Ethan the cow slowly lifted his head from grazing and began sauntering towards me, making direct eye contact and listening intently. I was playing and singing the mantra “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” which translates to “May all beings be happy and free and may the thoughts words and actions in my own life contribute to that happiness and freedom for all.” Eventually some of the other cows started coming out and getting closer to hear and see what was going on in their beautiful, lush, green pasture. It was sheer joy to be able to play music for them and to hang out with them for the day. A memory I will forever hold in my heart.
I don’t want to give too much more away because Oscar and Lynn,(the founders of the sanctuary) will be on the podcast very soon, discussing the farm and how they got started, the animals, and the newest residents coming soon !! It’s a family affair at their farm sanctuary and maybe we will even get to hear from Oscar’s sister Britt, and his mom Yvonne! Stay Tuned for the podcast coming soon~