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Did You Know? With distinct personalities, turkeys love a good conversation and will happily cluck, chirp, and gobble in response to voices or along with music. In nature, they are born athletes, capable of running at speeds of 25 mph and flying even faster. But in crowded factory farm settings, turkeys are not allowed to do what comes naturally. They are housed by the thousands in dark, cramped barns with little ventilation, from incubator to slaughter. Their sensitive beaks and toes are often clipped, without anesthetic, to prevent them from scratching and pecking one another in these close confines. Domestic turkeys are genetically […]

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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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Ice Skating at Kiwanis! A local ice skating adventure! Guests who reserve rooms at The Homestead between the months of November and March are invited to ice skate at Kiwanis Ice Arena located nearby in Saugerties. Admission is only $5 for adults and children under 5 years old are FREE! Guests who sign up for this package will also receive complimentary hot cocoa, coffee or tea, and a Homestead baked dessert upon their arrival. Free Tour with CAS Founder Kathy Stevens Reserve a room at The Homestead the night of Friday, December 5 and/or Saturday, December 6 and receive a […]

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