Thursday, August 13, 2009

A "cow" of a very different kind...........

There is a new cow in the Tylerfarm family. This cow, named Comet, will not come to live at the farm as we do not have the facilities to accommodate her. We can check in on her daily and even visit her should she decide to be in our neighborhood between May and October. This is a first for us and we are finding it quite exciting!

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Let me introduce you to Comet - yes, your eyes are working correctly! Comet is a whale, a Fin whale to be exact. I'm actually happy I don't have to pay the feed bill on this gal. She is about 85 feet long and weighs between 50 and 70 Ton! Comet frequents Jeffreys ledge, a productive area within the Gulf of Maine. We actually got a two for one as Comet was spotted with her calf in 2007.

Comet is just one of many whales and other marine life available for adoption through the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, based in Portsmouth, NH. Comet was adopted as a gift for us by my dear friend, Helen. We can track Comets whereabouts on-line and will be notified by e-mail when she is sighted. Whale watches leave from the New England coast daily and we are hoping to be on one soon in hopes of seeing Comet :)

The Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation promotes awareness and conservation of the marine environment through education and research in New England. It's a fantastic organization. Check them out at www.blueoceansociety.org.

11 comments:

Andora said...

That is so cool.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Oh, I think that's just wonderful and how exciting to be able to keep up with her.

Absolutely, I think the educators should teach self suffiency and animal husbandry in the schools, whether in a rural or urban setting.

threecollie said...

Congratulations! That is just the coolest thing...

DayPhoto said...

What a neat gift! I hope you do get to go see Comet!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

ga.farmwoman said...

I think that is a great ideal.

It would be so much fun and educational to be able to track and keep up with sea animals.
That was a great gift!

Have a good day.
Pam

Gayle said...

What a nice gesture by your friend Helen. I hope you see Comet soon.

Callie said...

Comet makes a great addition to your farm. Exciting! She is a big girl.

lisa said...

That is sooo awesome!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

How. Cool.

cowgirlwannabe said...

I have read thru your blog, and am interested in the guinea hens. My husband would like chickens, but I think the guinea hens would be better at keeping the ticks away. Do they make a lot of noise? Do you pen them up at night? Would love to come visit your farm and chat.

Country Girl said...

Deb, hi! Just went through your area today on my way home from vacation. So beautiful there~~

Love your little whale post!