Day of the Dead

From October 31 – November 2 we are celebrating Day of the Dead, remembering the souls who have lived and died here. This tradition dates back to Aztec times, but is still celebrated in many forms and across many cultures. Some believe that on these days the boundary between the spirit world and the earthly world dissolve. Our own Ti-gba (ti Legba) was named after the Voudoun god Legba, the master of the crossroads, the god you must invoke to open up communication with the spirit world.

The Christian church celebrates All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1 and 2, respectively. And then there is Halloween, a thoroughly pagan affair.

On these days please remember those who have gone before and passed on. Their bodies may be dust, but their spirits live within us.

You may feel free to remember your own animals who have crossed over in the comments, or post their photos on our facebook page. If you wish, you may also make a donation in memory of your own animal or one our residents who touched your heart. Funds donated will go to help defray funeral expenses.

Memorials pledged by friends


We remember you


5 responses to “Day of the Dead”

  1. Sharon says:

    Love this! Louisa is missing though.

  2. Such a sweet way to commemorate the beautiful animals that have touched countless souls. This is so sweet. Ian and I are hoping that you are safe during this weather and in particular do in this heavy rain. We have been concerned about the animals at the farm and of course you all. Hoping that everybody is safe. Please let us know if you are facing in the situations and if you need help. Feliz día de Santos !

  3. Veronica Castro says:

    Just donated in memory of my sweet Parakeet Tiki who passed away on Oct. 5. Thank you for the work you do.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Very sad to hear that Mr. Newman Goat is no longer among the living. I never had the privilege of meeting him in person, but I wore a T-shirt with his face on it until it fell apart. The shirt prompted many conversations with people around me about goats and Star Gazing Farm. Thank you for providing Newman with a good home for so many years.

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