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4 years

Sarah Kramer - Go Vegan! - October 28, 2017 - 1:41pm

4 years ago today I finished chemotherapy for breast cancer. Chemo was a mountain I thought I would never get to the top of. It required the kind of endurance and intestinal fortitude I didn’t know I had…

At one point I had to stop looking at the mountain top because I felt like I would never get there… I shifted my focus to my feet and worked on one forward step at a time.

If you are struggling with your chemo, radiation or recovery or with any aspect of your life that seems too high to scale then I encourage you to put on some leopard pants and a sequin sweater and take one step forward. It will get you closer to your goal and before you know it you’ll be at the top of that fucking mountain doing a victory dance!!

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Farm Sanctuary Revisited

Derek's Photostream - February 9, 2014 - 12:06am

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Terpentine, the "photo bomber" turkey

Terpentine, the “photo bomber” turkey

It is the heart of winter in New England and I am sitting by my friend’s wood stove soaking up the particles of heat that radiate out from the flickering flames. Through the glass door the fire is mesmerizing, but nothing warms my heart more than happy animals.

I photographed a vegan wedding at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen last June, and captured some amazing photos for the brides. During the edit I set aside all the photos I took of the animals by themselves, many of them after the ceremony had ended. As the hustle and bustle of my life took over I kind of forgot about them.

It was a nice surprise to rediscover them in February, and to find that there are some gems amongst them. A little like Christmas, or an early valentine.

I ran into Mike and Wendy Stura at the Farm, who were visiting the calf that Mike rescued earlier that year, named Michael after his rescuer.

Wendy & Mike Stura with Michael the calf

Wendy & Mike Stura with Michael the calf

My dear friend and animal caretaker Susie Coston was also there to introduce me to the animals and have sweet moments with them for me to photograph.

Susie Coston with Michael the calf

Susie Coston with Michael the calf

Here are some photos from the wedding I photographed that day…

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