Rainy days and mondays always get me down. I cant believe a lot of the leaves are gone already. Winter is coming and it is coming too quick for my liking but no sense complaining about the things that you can't change. The NYS Humane Society Conference this past sat. was great. Our class on livestock, exotics and wildlife as victims of cruelty went over great and we received a lot of positive feedback. Jim Tedesco was there and it was a great opportunity to network. Joanna Dychton, The Manager of Lollypop Farm (The Humane Society of Greater Rochester) and I taught the class. She had a great powerpoint put together and it was great to see her without the stress of being together on a rescue case.
Sunday was spent with our wildlife display at the Schenectady Greenmarket. This was the second time this year that we made an appearance there. For those of you that have never been, it is a great farmers market and it is very well attended. Our display is always a hit there and people love getting to know more about our animals and our mission.
Our busy fall schedule of appearances is winding down now and I am looking forward to being back at the farm to get fall chores done and start winterizing everything. I did manage to get our pool cover on this year before we had two feet of leaves in the pool. I should turn the pool into duck pond, the kids didn't use it much this year. We are going to add 3 more aviaries in the raptor section of our facility for "over-flow" and are still hoping that we can get the enclosed Raptor Flight in before it snows. Too much to do, Too little time and money. WES