Sunday, December 7, 2014
Some Great Rainfall, a Magical Mushroom and Another Whole Foods Market Protest at the Lazy Vegan!
It was fantastic to have so much rain this week - almost felt like a normal Winter! Our Bravo is terrified of thunder and Wasabi gave a few "thumps" to show her disapproval, while deaf Old Toby was oblivious. The donkeys got extra pine shavings in the barn and lots of straw in the mud for traction (which means a lot more clean up work later). With the rain comes greener grass...and mushrooms! I spotted the mushroom above on my morning walk. When I showed the foreman, he immediately correctly identified it as the Amanita Muscaria mushroom - not edible but beautiful! It really looked magical coming upon it - I kept waiting for fairies to come out of the trees!
We had another protest at Whole Foods Market this weekend - this time in Petaluma. People really are very surprised to find out that Whole Foods is selling bunny meat and that they are raising the poor bunnies in an Ag Gag state (Iowa), where by law you cannot film or record in any fashion the conditions in how the animal is being raised. During these past few months I have really come to dislike Whole Foods Market and especially their very misleading marketing - and I think the rabbits are just the tip of the iceberg. We will continue to protest and do other activism until they stop selling rabbit meat.
The magical mushroom the day after a rainstorm - it turned into a birdbath!
The Lazy Vegan Critter Cam Videos of the Week (very few - I have to fix three cameras and the one working one got fogged up during the wet weather so I had fifty blurred videos!) - plus two "non-critter cam" videos!