DIVE ! DIVE! DIVE!

Santa Fe Goat Sausage served at the Dive Bar, NYC.

It’s always nice when we receive positive feedback regarding a product – – nothing is more thrilling than getting photos. These photos are used courtesy of Lee Seinfeld at Dive Bar, NYC. The Dive Bar on Amsterdam Ave in upper Manhattan has been serving our lamb and goat meat products for just about a year. This is a photo of a recently served menu item featuring our Santa Fe Goat Sausage flavored with lime, cilantro and red bell pepper. We like what these guys are doing. Striving to use local foods as much as possible at their restaurants, they walk the walk and talk the talk. Owner Lee and sons attend farmers markets in the Hudson Valley – Hudson and Rhinebeck – each and every weekend where they offer tastings of locally ( Chatham, NY ) produced artisan beers and root-beer. They support local growers here in the Hudson Valley through purchases for their business. Thanks Lee! We endorse your philosophy of keeping it LOCAL. DIVE ON !

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Our friend and co-worker Margot Becker and her friend Cornelia have opened a new store in Hudson, just off Warren Street on 5th. If you are in the Hudson area and are looking for unique items by local craftsmen, stop into Megagem. Store hours currently are Thursday through Sunday. If you look closely, you may even find a pair or two of some locally made mohair socks by us !

A Walk in the Park

Grant Park is located in the heart of a vibrant community within Atlanta. It has walkways, playgrounds and all kinds of interesting natural and man made architecture.

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It is also home to the Cyclorama.

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and Zoo Atlanta :

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I have a couple of interesting videos that I have been attempting to upload here –with no luck. I’ll keep trying and if not successful while on the road, they’ll be ready for viewing once we’re home.
The zoo also had some really interesting educational areas. There was an area dedicated to challenging visitors to think about the exploitation of exotics :

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There was also this touching memorial:

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A lot of people are a bit skeptical about the concept of zoos. Caged animals outside of their natural habitat usually inspire some criticisms of the process. I think that, from seeing people and their children entranced by the exquisite collection of animals on display at this zoo, I can’t help but think that there will be some young people appreciating the diversity of nature a little bit more because of the day they spent here. And that’s about as political as I’m gonna get.

Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at the Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase at Clermont State Historic Site on Saturday. The weather cooperated and the crowd had a great time seeing all the fresh fleeces and products farms and crafters had to offer. The State Historic Site at Clermont is a beautiful venue – right on the Hudson River – and yesterday proved to be no exception. Warm summer-like breezes, grilled lamb products, herding demos, sheep shearing and kids activities added together to create an atmosphere of fun for all who attended. Our thanks go out too, to the crew at Clermont who all work so hard to make this day possible – a great job  guys – THANKS!