Monday, June 24, 2013
The Wonderful Saving of Far Enough Farm
Two years ago I first told you the story of Far Enough Farm, the beautiful little hobby farm on the Toronto Islands. A gentle story book place if ever there was one.
I told you how the brutish Con ogre Rob Ford was trying to destroy it for no good reason.
And how I was worried that some of the humble animals that live there might have to put down if the farm was shut down, because nobody would want them.
Especially the old ones like my sentimental favourite Jake the donkey...
The Eeyore of Far Enough Farm, seen here waiting patiently, like only a donkey can, to be let into his stable for the evening.
And since I couldn't let that happen, because I love animals and gentle story book places too much, I joined the campaign to save the farm.
And among other things, I made this little video...
Which when I look at it again, clearly reflects how sad I was feeling.
When I wasn't cursing Rob Ford and every other bastard Con who ever lived. For being so dim-witted, so mean, and so UGLY.
But guess what? I'm feeling a lot better now eh?
Because thanks to pressure from the public, a deal was made, the farm was saved. And although I wasn't happy to see it foisted upon the owners of little vintage amusement park next to the farm, I'm happy to report it didn't just survive, it's thriving.
There are all kinds of new animals...
Like Perky the potbellied pig, a llama, and a miniature donkey.
As well as this beautiful, and very friendly, six-month-old Jersey calf...
And best of all, the Eeyore of Far Enough farm has a new friend.
Or should I say has a friend.
Because Jake is 43-years old, and like the original sad-eyed donkey prefers to be alone, studiously ignore the other animals, and look miserable.
But this afternoon as I was standing there I saw the friendly calf stick her head over the fence and start licking his head...
And the old grump just stood there LOVING it.
Can you believe that eh? Is that a happy ending or what?
Oh well. After that I went off to the dragon boat races...
And although Seb's team lost all the rowers were awesome. Especially since it was brutally hot.
And at the end of the day, lying there on the beach with my buddy, I was so happy I felt like EVERYTHING was possible. Even in the horror of Harperland.
And not because I had too much sun eh? But because I really believe it.
If we go for it, if we work hard, we can do it.
Today we saved the farm.
Tomorrow we'll save Canada...
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