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 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 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 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 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 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 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 at 11:46 pm #

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

    • planetaurora 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 at 5:16 pm #

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

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