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These two Nigerian Dwarf boys came to CAS in September when their family could no longer care for them. Their family loved them very much and wanted to make sure they had a great home so they called CAS where their daughter had attended summer day camp. Though they look like cuddly little kids, Jake and Cello are fully grown at 1 ½ years old. These inquisitive boys have now joined the Underfoot Family of free ranging residents. Jake and Cello love tagging along behind Arthur, Stencil, Sansa, and Thelma on their daily adventures. They have lots of energy and love romping and […]

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Did You Know? Cows are quite intelligent, capable of complex thoughts, and have long memories. They can problem solve and even get excited when they find a solution. Cows have a multitude of emotions; they are stoic and emotionally deep. Just like humans, cows have distinct personalities and can use body posture and vocal sounds to express emotions. They form close friendships in the herd and mourn the loss of friends. Cows are profoundly emotional and will cry for days when separated from loved ones. They are extremely devoted mothers who, given the chance, will nurture their young and form lasting […]

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A Pumpkin Picking & Corn Maze Adventure! Guests are invited to pick their own pumpkins at Wallkill View Farms located in New Paltz, 30 minutes from The Homestead. They are open everyday during the pumpkin season and would be thrilled to be your chosen destination for this year’s Halloween décor and corn maze adventures! CAS would love to see your pumpkins lined up on The Homestead porch awaiting carving! Bring your own tools and stencils, be creative, and don’t forget to meet our very own Stencil (a Nubian goat)! The Homestead will treat you to Zesty Apple Crisp or Maple […]

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Read summer intern Kaden’s experience. Two years ago I arrived at college a new vegetarian after having just read Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. I wasn’t vegan yet as I thought it was impossible. Then a met a fellow student who showed me how easy it was and two weeks later I was vegan! I spent a lot of time advocating for non-human animals with the Vassar Animal Rights Coalition, but I hadn’t actually met any of the farmed animals I was fighting for. That’s what brought me to Catskill. At the sanctuary I was able to see other […]

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