Be Patient


You may be going through the worst time of your life, but don’t worry, trust me, everything is going to be alright. Be patient.


a patient mother

Cows like me are almost always associated with dairy and nothing else. Such was my life.

I was bred for milk production and never had my babies nearby. Not many people understand the pain of being separated from their child right after he/she is born. As a retired milking cow, I have experienced this feeling more times than I can count. My motherly instincts longed for togetherness.


Bonding time and motherhood was never a part of my life, though I bore many calves


I strived to extend my care when I was fortunately sent to Rasta Sanctuary. Though I am motherly to other animals in the Sanctuary, I also had a gut feeling that I was going to have a chance to be a mother!


I waited patiently, and then one day Eddie was surrendered and joined me at the sanctuary! Now, finally, I can be a mother.


The RASTA Sanctuary is one of only two farm sanctuaries on all of Vancouver Island and the need for our help is constant and great! If you see value in the work that we do, please consider making a donation to help support our efforts. 


The RASTA Calendar 2020 is crafted with love by a total of 7 volunteers from 3 different organisations, RASTA, Mystic Lights, and Vyugam Business Consulting & Climate Emergency Solutions, who are experts in their area of work. We would like to take a moment to thank each one of them as well as the residents of RASTA for sharing their love and wisdom with all of us.