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Progress and Happy Cows

07/29/2015

We are happy to report progress in establishing ISCOWP in Florida. The two barns are built, the entire perimeter of the property has been fenced and the mobile home in which Lakshmi is living is in place. The entire contents of Lakshmi’s house in West Virginia have been moved to the barn in Florida until the ISCOWP center is built. This barn will eventually be used for canning and preserving, workshop and equipment storage. We are very thankful to the crews in WV ( Mukunda, Giri, Vraja Dham and Bhakta John and his friends)  and FL (Jatayu, Radha Kund dd, Tulasi, Sankirtan, Jay Nitai, Braja Mandala and Bhakta Nathan) for making it possible to load and unload Lakshmi’s house quickly.

We can start moving the cows now that the perimeter fencing is completed and there is an experienced staff member in station full time.  This will take some time as we can only move a few at a time. The first group will be four of the calves rescued last year. This group will be moving this coming Monday. Our next e-newsletter should have photos of some of the cows at their new Florida home.

New fence along the entry road.
New fence along the entry road.
New barns completed with mobile home beneath the trees.
New barns completed with mobile home snuggled beneath the trees.
Another view of the new barns.
Another view of the new barns. Barn on left is for workshop, equipment and food processing. Barn on right is for cows and hay storage.
Mobile home and area left of it  behind the trees where the new ISCOWP center will be built.
Mobile home and area left of it behind the trees where the new ISCOWP center will be built. We were happy to see the lush grass during summer.
Fencing separating the farm into two areas of for rotational grazing. In front of this fence will be the new ISCOWP center.
Fencing separating the farm into two areas for rotational grazing. Beyond the fence is the back section of the farm. In front of this fence will be the new ISCOWP center.
New fencing and gate where ISCOWP center will be.
New fencing and gate where ISCOWP center will be.
The back section of the farm.
The back section of the farm.
Shade trees along the back pasture fence line.
Shade trees along the entire right, back pasture fence line.

Visitors Meeting the Cows in West Virginia

In the springtime we had a few guests. Now that we will be hauling cows and belongings to Florida it will not be as possible to host guests to meet the cows.  We like to have at least two experienced staff members to accompany the guests for safety sake.  Due to the move we will not have two experienced staff members on hand at all times for the next few months.

Rukmini Grover helped sponsor the rescue of Kalindi.
Rukmini Grover was the first to help sponsor the rescue of Kalindi and was therefore able to name her.
The entire Grover Family came to visit the cows.
The entire Grover Family came to visit the cows. They have hosted ISCOWP at the Toronto Rathayatra in Canada for several years.
Puru and Revati came from California. Recently retired, Puru is writing a book about   cow protection and wanted hear Balabhadra's thought on the subject.
Puru and Revati came from California. Recently retired, Puru is writing a book about cow protection and wanted to hear Balabhadra’s thoughts on the subject.
Jack Baldwin who is recently retired from service is petting Radhika.
Jack Baldwin, who is recently retired from the postal service, is petting Radhika.
Kanti dasi, also retired from the Postal service, is petting Sri. Both Kanti and Jack live in Key West Florida and will be visiting us in Florida.
Kanti dasi, also retired from the postal service, is petting Sri. Both Kanti and Jack live in Key West, Florida and will be visiting ISCOWP in Florida.
Gopla Patel, who we net at the Religions for the World conference in NYC last year, is the director of the Bhumi Project.
Gopla Patel, who we met at the Religions for the World conference in NYC last year, is the director of the Bhumi Project.
Sukhayanti, she and her husband Fil interned with us last year, came to visit the cows.
Sukhayanti came to visit the cows. She and her husband Fil interned with ISCOWP last year.

Cows Enjoying Last Year’s WV Clearing Project

ISCOWP Blog 715 Cows grazing on cleared land by border
Last year’s project of clearing land has paid off as the cows are enjoying the newly grown grass.
ISCOWP blog 715 Cows grazing near road on cleared land
A different cleared location on the WV farm.
Last year's project of clearing land has paid off as the cows are enjoying the newly grown grass.
Narayana is enjoying the fresh greens of a cleared area.
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