Vegan Eats (aka Food): Cheezy Sauce
At the sanctuary, I encourage people to rethink their food choices. I can forget how challenging it was when I went vegan 10 years ago (I went vegetarian nine years prior to that). Navigating this meat- and cheese-loving world by myself was not easy. I was the only vegan I knew! That changed when I joined Animal Place, but for those first few years, it was tough. Also, I am not a cook. True...
Guest Post: Stephanie at the Vegan Micro-farm
Stephanie Dohar was IT Director for a San Francisco nonprofit before moving to Grass Valley in March to take up veganic farming. She’s volunteered the rest of this year to expanding the 2.8-acre garden at the sanctuary into a model micro-farm for growing food kindly. Keep up to date with what Stephanie is doing at the vegan micro-farm at her blog Grow It Kindly, which is also on...
The Great Plastic Egg "Hunt"
This past Saturday, we invited the public out to enjoy a little humane egg-hunting. Children scurried about, gathering up plastic eggs full of stickers, stamps and toys. Afterwards, they got to meet the rescued pigs, chickens, turkeys, cows, sheep and rabbits! Ivan and Mishka, two 7-mos-old piglets were definitely a hit…and of course, Howie! Who doesn’t love a big ‘old steer? ...
In Which Nicholas the Cow Attacks a Woodchip Pile
Have you ever seen cows galloping? Please do. This is what the cows look like every time they are moved to a new pasture. I could take video footage each time, but seriously, they look just like this. Last week, the cows were once again invited to a new pasture. Of course, they had to stop and check out the grass along the way. And the woodchip pile. Like a dog who loves to roll in everything...