Saturday, July 12, 2008
More photos of our trip to Michigan are here and more photos of vegan meals are here. I love to eat.
I joined a group on flickr called "Fridge Friday." As you can deduce from the name, each Friday, members shoot their fridges and post. This is the kind of thing I love. I'm very invested in regular routines. (I've clicked on The Animal Rescue Site home page every day for five years, no joke.) Additionally, the National Blog Posting Month theme for July is FOOD. In the interest of double dipping (or the very non-vegan "killing two birds with one stone"*), I decided to post the sad shot of my fridge that I took today.
Our belongings still aren't in Ithaca, nor is my car. Before George went back to Phoenix, we went to the Salvation Army and bought two plates, a bowl, and two sets of silverware. Later, I got a baking sheet at Wegman's. This constraint meant that we avoided buying anything at the grocery store that required a pot or pan (not to mention a spatula, big spoon, or measuring cup) for preparation. That left sandwiches, cereal, and frozen dinners. Unfortunately, my bread became moldy quickly (the humidity?). Normally, I would have Silk Soy Milk, but I used the last of it in a bowl of cereal earlier in the day. In the fridge are: hamburger buns, vegan butter, leftovers (hummus, dumplings, and gluten/pepper stir fry...not all from the same meal). Most importantly, it is stocked with three cases of Diet Coke (caffeine free for evenings, full of caffeine for the a.m.). George and I went grocery shopping before he left, but without a car, I'm not keen on walking home with a load of groceries.
Tomorrow, George should be here with the moving van and my truck, so we can start eating as usual. Hmmm...I'm not sure how different the fridge will be next week.
* When I first became vegetarian in 1997, I bought every vegetarian cookbook I could find, and I am sure that one of them contained non-vegan idioms with compassionate alternatives, but I have no idea which one it was. Recently, I looked through the cookbooks I have now, and couldn't find it, but maybe I overlooked it. Anyone know?
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
We urgently need your additional gift this week for:
- Emergency onsite care and security
- A hired veterinarian, medical supplies, electrolytes, antibiotics
- Fans, hoses, kennels, fencing, shovels, rakes
- Temporary housing fees
- A series of large animal transport trailer trips from the disaster zone to our New York Shelter
Many of the farms hit by floodwaters were factory farms where breeding sows, normally confined to gestation crates, are continually impregnated to produce piglets for the pork industry. This means that a number of female pigs we have rescued are in late-term pregnancy and will soon be giving birth to babies, adding significantly to our total number of rescued pigs and making this huge-scale rescue even more challenging.
Monday, July 7, 2008
After the tour, we had vegan picnic food--though I had a veggie burger from the last batch. So many people attended, they ran out of food and had to make a trip into Watkins Glen to replenish supplies! While George and I were eating, Gene Bauer (co-founder) arrived, and he was swarmed by fans. We watched the spectacle, and I wanted to get my photo taken with him, but George put his foot down. I did console myself with the irrelevant coincidence that Bauer and I had the same camera case. Swoon. My "Chicks Dig Vegans" t-shirt was very popular...I even got a thumbs up from the pig mascot!
View the slideshow of photos.