The Ponies hit the road last weekend to attend the Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s
12th Annual Shindig, “A Festival of Vegan Living” which took place on Saturday, October 5th in Saugerties, NY. We decided to head out on Friday for the three hour drive through the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western MA and then on to the Catskills. A slight detour took us through Florence, MA for some Pony refueling at Cafe Evolution
. Next stop, the Superlodge for some shut eye before our big day.
Arriving at the sanctuary Saturday morning, we were greeted by a fantastic crew of volunteers and many curious new animal friends including one mischievous goat who appropriately tried to eat the “Warning - I bite!” sign. So predictable.
We set up our tent and table in the picturesque vendor area which was adjacent to pasture on one side and overlooking a pond on the other. Throughout the day, we met so many wonderful folks who came out for the animals, the music and of course the food! Some of the culinary highlights were Treeline Artisanal Treenut Cheese
, Rescue Chocolate
and Cashewtopia Gelato
. Yum, yum and yum!
The day ended with an impromptu tour of one of the barns by CAS's inspirational founder Kathy Stevens. She introduced us to many special animals including Buddy, a blind horse who charmed us all. The perfect end to a perfect Pony day!