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Friday, July 28, 2006

Envision Peace




With peaceful conditions all over the world deteriorating daily, the farm animals have pumped up their peace efforts.What started with the goats, has grown now to include the donkey, Big Tony, pugsand a lab, fawns running towards peace, and more. If a conversation about peace and peaceful resolutions can begin between people simply because one person notices your 'goats for peace' button, well, that's a start. One of my customers and friend in Japan was wearing her Goats for Peace button, and when someone asked her what it meant, she proudly told them it was 'her friend in America who lives on a farm and is an artist and has a peace movement with her animals". I thought that was so cool. The goats are in Japan spreading their message.

What happens to the gardens in war? Or the bees, flowers, fields of hay, pets, birds, sheep? People and children are hurt, killed, but so is nature and the animals. Just last week I heard about a shepherd tending his flock in Iraq who went to check on a dead person in his field, and the body was booby trapped with a bomb, and the shepherd died. Killed tending your flock....

So, if you believe in peaceful resolutions, no matter how diverse the flock or herd, no matter what color the lab, no matter how different the language or religion or culture, show it in your actions and words. Keep peace in your heart and wear a button with a peaceful donkey or goat. [BUMPER STICKERS COMING NEXT WEEK]

And may all animals, farmers, children, crops, fields, flowers, trees and people suffering in heat waves find relief soon.

7 comments:

farmgirl said...

You never cease to amaze me (she types between sniffs). What a wonderful gift to the world you are. Thank you.

Tina T-P said...

Hi Katherine - I found you from Farmgirl Fare - & I was very touched by your blog. We have 13 Shetland sheep, three chickens and two very loved cats - who would all agree with you - why CAN'T we all just get along?? I'm looking forward to seeing your Farm Animals for Peace bumper sticker on my car :-) Tina T-P

Tree said...

I found your blog via Farmgirl Fare and I'm so glad she posted the link! What a sweet and wonderful idea. My sheltie Kenyon and I are with you and the goats.

shepherdgirl said...

Thanks to newcomers like Tree and Tina, and thanks to everyone's emails and for the spurt in PEACE sales! And thanks to new people sending me emails - many who came via the generosity of my friend over at Donkey Dan's, as in fabulous Farmgirl...I love hearing from people and I appreciate everyone who is taking time to write and /or visit the blog regularly. Farm life is keeping busy and I get swamped down and don't always have time to write everyone right away - but keep those peace thoughts in your hearts. And, people, those chicken for peace items will come as soon as I can make them.

Cindy said...

I just found your blog and was stunned by the simplicity, yet eloquence of your Peace concept. Where can I get a button?

shepherdgirl said...

Hey everyone - including Miss Cindy from St. Louis [thanks for the nice note] you can buy peace products
by going to the Cafe Press site
http://www.cafepress.com/katherinedunn

Peace Out!

I smell yarn. said...

Did you read in the Times about the oil tanks exploding on the beach in Lebanon? Your entry reminded me of it; the ocean doesn't care who "wins" the war.

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