Two sights from yesterday

16 Sep

1. On the way to dinner we passed a meat stand. Just a booth with chunks of meat sitting out for you to purchase. It usually includes all the parts – even the heads. But whatever, that was not the part that struck us. It was the four goats – live goats – that were tied up out front. We weren’t sure if they were next for the butchering block or for people to buy and butcher in their own. There is a big festival coming up that involves sacrifices.

2. While waiting at the airport yesterday, there was a monk also waiting. He made us laugh when we noticed he has his iPad out and was on facebook. Awesome.

Ok… Off to the airport for attempt #2! Send good thoughts!

9 Responses to “Two sights from yesterday”

  1. Carol Kushner September 16, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    Remember Clea and Corinna and their kids–how I used to give them away, the males, that is, to those who would give them a “good home,” knowing, sadly, how they would die?. And weren’t they the cutest, though? I have never been able to eat “goat, capon, whatever it’s called,” to this day, nor horse, either–can’t say what I can still eat, anyway! And I loved those goats, despite the problems they caused–remember, we milked them every day for so many years that I can’t count!

    • planetaurora September 16, 2011 at 1:23 am #

      Yes! It is hard to look at the goats and not think of ours!!!! Keeping an all vegetarian diet here….. For all sorts of reasons

      Sent from my iPod

  2. Kenn Kushner September 16, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    My favorite time to milk the goats was on the really cold winter mornings. I could press against their warmth while I milked them, (and give the cats a squirt). Clea, while normally so headstrong, would be unusually docile.

    • planetaurora October 7, 2011 at 11:25 am #

      And of course I love to tell the story of Cody and I running in front of the barn door as you milked them…..

      Sent from my iPod

  3. Ben Stein September 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Good luck Aurora! We’re missing you at Renaissance!

    Your goat story reminds me of the farmers’ market in Northampton, where we recently saw a stand selling lamb meat while one of the farmers’ daughters encouraged children to come pet & frolic with a lamb who was not yet meat. It was adorable?

  4. Sarah Casey September 17, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    I love the image of the monk using an ipad to check facebook! ha! I guess it is a new world:) It’s been so fun to follow your adventures – keep posting! Love to you both!

  5. Sarah September 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    AK, when you saw the goat, did you think, “That’s a funny looking dog?!” 😉

    • planetaurora October 7, 2011 at 11:12 am #

      I think I have told Kat that story at least 3 times….. Stay posted for some more goat related posts! 🙂

      Sent from my iPod

  6. tp October 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    The monk story is just wonderful. Was he wearing safron and red?

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