|During the week of November 11 – 18th, participating vegan businesses will be donating 10% of their sales to three animal sanctuaries including Out to Pasture. Support these businesses on the days they are donating or make a direct donation online. Click here for more information.|
|The Tofurky Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28 from 9 am until noon at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland. This is a 5K (3.1 miles) event where participants are welcome to run, trot, or walk. A portion of the money raised will go to the animals at Out to Pasture Sanctuary. Enjoy a morning with fellow plant eaters before eating with family and friends. See https://tofurkytrotpdx.eventbrite.com for more information.|
|Come join the November 9 work party at Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary in Estacada, Oregon from 1:30 to 4:30 with a tour for new folks around 1:10. Please do not be any earlier than 1 pm. Vegan snacks and good company provided. Volunteers are welcome to come and go as they like during that time period. Just stay for however long fits your schedule. Please sign up thru Facebook or contact Kit at email@example.com. Grab your boots and come join us!|
|Thank you to Halley, who is biking and raising funds for OTP! Please support Halley’s efforts to “Pedal for the Pasture” by donating. Please contact Halley (see links below) for more information. You can also like her Facebook page Pedaling for the Pasture Ride to stay updated! The important links….|
|Here is the Facebook page.
Here is the donate page.
Here is the article on my (Halley’s) website.
|Come to the annual open house on July 27 from 5 to 8 pm for a free vegan bbq, vegan ice cream, sack races, door prizes, vegan cupcake walk, blueberry picking and a chance to meet the animals. Thanks to our food donors including So Delicious Dairy Free, Turtle Island Foods, Food Fight! Grocery, Sweetpea Baking Company, Back to Eden Bakery, Dave’s Killer Bread, Kettle Chips and Bob’s Red Mill. All ages welcome at this event! We are located at 33190 SE Regan Hill Rd in Estacada.|
|The Bridgeport location of Native Foods (an entirely vegan restaurant) will be donating a portion of the proceeds from their sales on Tuesday July 9th from 11 am until 10 pm to Out to Pasture. Native Foods is located at 7237 SW Bridgeport Road in Tigard, Oregon 97224. Phone is 503-968-9999. Come enjoy some great vegan food and know you are helping buy hay for your animal friends at Out to Pasture. So be sure to save the date.|
|Registration is now open for Northwest Veg’s Race for the Animals. The race will be held on Sunday June 30 at 8:30 am on Mt Tabor in Portland. This fun 5/10k run/walk raises money for NW Veg’s outreach programs with a portion of the proceeds going to Out to Pasture. See nwveg.org/race_for_animals to register or for more information.|
|Join us for some delicious vegan food at the downtown Veggie Grill on Saturday June 8 from 3 pm to closing and help the animals at Out to Pasture at the same time! Be sure to mention Out to Pasture or bring a copy of the flyer for Out to Pasture to get the 50% donation from your meal.|
|Click here for flyer.|
Forwarded message from Portland Animal Liberation (sorry about the late announcement)….
When: Tuesday, April 30th. 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Vegan mini-mall, corner of SE 12th & Stark, Portland
Hey folks. Wanna get active? Active-ish? Then come on down.
Basically, we’re inviting all the local AR/Veg/Social Justice groups to come hang out and set up a table and talk to interested folks about getting involved and trying to make the world suck a little less.
Tables will be set up in Food Fight and Sweetpea.
Green Acres Sanctuary
Hunt Saboteurs North America
Portland Animal Liberation
Out to Pasture Sanctuary
Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
Fences for Fido
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers’ (HEART)
Try Vegan PDX
And more in the works.
|It’s spring and time to clean out those closets! Turn your unwanted clutter into hay, housing and vet care for the animals at Out to Pasture by donating your stuff to our yard sale. Yard sale donations can be dropped off anytime day or night onto the porch of 2907 NE Weidler St, Portland 97232 (yellow house across the street from the Hollywood Fred Meyer store and office of Dr. John Collins). Yard sale donations are tax-deductible. Contact Kit at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a tax receipt or for more information. Our first sale is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend (weather permitting) and will be held at the Weidler Street address. Thank you for your support of the animals at Out to Pasture!|
|Our next work party is scheduled for Saturday April 13 from 1:30 to 4:30 with a tour for new folks at 1 pm. Come join us for a day of farm chores, vegan snacks and good company! We will also be clipping blackberries to clear a space for our catnip garden fundraising project. Rubber boots and gloves recommended. Please sign up thru Facebook or contact Kit at email@example.com if you plan to join us or for more information.|
|Simon the pot bellied pig arrived at Out to Pasture on Saturday March 23. Out of his dark, lonely stall for the first time in two years, Simon spent his first day of freedom rooting in the dirt in the sunshine. Thank you Tina for rescuing Simon! Without Tina’s help, Simon might have spent the rest of his life in solitary confinement.|
|Thanks to our volunteers for tabling at the Better Living Show at the Out to Pasture booth in Vegan Village on Sunday March 24. It was nice to see everyone who stopped by to say hi!|
|Thank you everyone for a great work party even in the rain! Our animal friends appreciate the clean stalls and fresh bedding. Not to mention all those great treats and massages!|
|Heidi Ho Veganics has generously offered to donate $1 of each product sold to OTP during February and March. (from their website) Heidi Ho Veganics is a plant-based vegan food company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. HHV produces a range of plant-based vegan cheezes that are made from all natural ingredients, free of additives, fillers or preservatives. Please check out their website and their wonderful products.|
|it would be great for Christmas dinner too. Thank you Christine Bauman for the photo.|
|Snowy was left behind when his caretaker left town. A kind neighbor got him neutered, put food out and tried to find Snowy a home. She already had four large dogs and could not take Snowy with her when she moved. Luckily Snowy now has a home at Out to Pasture. Welcome Snowy!|
|Mavis, the thin elderly sheep, suddenly started having trouble chewing and would let chunks of chewed hay fall from her mouth. Dr. David Ashmar at the Eagle Fern Equine Hospital in Estacada examined her on November 24 and found some problems with her teeth. Mavis was sedated while Dr. Ashmar pulled one tooth and filed down some others. Mavis is now back home munching much better and enjoying her hay. We hope to see her put on some weight!|
|We had a huge turn out of volunteers and accomplished everything on the chore list! Thanks to everyone who was able to join us! (We could use more shovels and heavy rakes so keep us in mind if you have any extra or see any at a yard sale- Thanks!)|
|When Sergio’s eye looked watery and irritated, Dr. Shakyra Rosario from the Eagle Fern Equine Hospital came out to examine the eye and prescribed several medications. Sergio was such a good patient and stood quietly through it all. Thank you Dr. Rosario for all your help!|
|The next Out to Pasture work party will be Saturday November 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm with a tour for new folks at 1:00. Dress for mud (and maybe some rain) and come help us make Out to Pasture a nicer home for our animal friends! Please sign up thru Facebook or contact Kit at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join us or for more information.|
|Thank you volunteers for a job well done! Even the rain stopped for a few hours to give us a warm sunny fall day. Perfect for doing chores and making apple cider! And a big thank you to Hollywood Whole Foods for donating the apples!|
|Grab your rubber boots and come join us for our volunteer day on Saturday October 20 from 1:30 to 4:30 with a tour for new folks at 1:00. We will be making apple cider plus doing a variety of farm chores. Good company and vegan snacks provided. Please sign up thru Facebook or contact Kit at email@example.com if you plan to join us or for more information.|
|A dynamic group of over twenty volunteers from Hollywood Whole Foods in Portland came out to help out on Wednesday, October 10. Thanks for all your help in making Out to Pasture a nice home for our animal friends|
|You won’t be seeing Out to Pasture pigs out dumpster diving for food this winter! The final calculations of the Sanctuary Century Bike Ride are in and the ride raised a whopping total of $26,344 (to be divided between three sanctuaries including Out to Pasture). Thank you to everyone who donated, rode, and organized this great event for sanctuary animals!!|
|Representing the IIABO (Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Oregon), Barb Demings and Jim Perucca paid a visit to Out to Pasture on Thursday, September 13 and presented us with a giant green cardboard check for $1770. Even better than the cardboard check were two envelopes containing actual cash. IIABO meets every summer and does a raffle to raise money for charity. Thank you for choosing the animals at Out to Pasture to be the recipients for the second year in a row! Yay!|
|Our next volunteer day will be Saturday September 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 with a tour for new folks at 1:00. We will be using a cider press to make fresh apple cider so come join us for an afternoon of farm chores, cider and vegan snacks. Rubber boots and gloves recommended. Please sign up thru Facebook or contact Kit at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join us or for more information.|
|Why can’t we all just get along? When she found out her nephew was planning to eat the family turkey, Trish stepped in and called Out to Pasture. Earnest the turkey is now living at Out to Pasture with a flock of roosters and strutting around patrolling. (We have found the presence of a larger bird seems to prevent fighting amongst the roosters). Good job, Earnest!|
|Fundraising for The Sanctuary Century bike ride has begun! This 100 mile bike ride (with a shorter family friendly route also available) raises much needed funds for several animal rescue groups including Out to Pasture. We’re honored to be a part of it and hope everyone will donate to (or participate in) this great fun event!|
|And check out this related news from VegNews Magazine.|
|What a fun day thanks to everyone who attended and to all our wonderful sponsors! Thanks to Guy Tyler and his cello for the lovely dinner music. Thanks to the volunteers. And let’s not forget the impromptu Vegan Kazoo Choir for providing cupcake walk music ranging from Beethoven’s Ode to Joy to Turkey in the Straw (song). Click here for pictures (more to be added this week).|
|The second and final OTP yard sale for 2012 will be happening this weekend, August 4 & 5 at 2907 NE Weidler Street in Portland 97232 (yellow house across the street from the Hollywood Fred Meyers). We sure could use some help setting up Friday night from 6 to 7 pm and Saturday morning at 9 am. Anyone able to help carry or unload boxes please join us!|
|Like to cook? Then be sure to enter the raffle at the Open House (this Saturday) to win some great vegan cookbooks and an online vegan cooking course. All generously donated to Out to Pasture by the authors….thank you authors.|
|Mark Reinfield, One year membership to the Vegan Fusion Cooking Healthy Online Course (www.veganfusion.com)
Kathy Freston, Veganist
Jo Stepaniak, Ultimate UnCheese Cookbook
Brenda Davis, Becoming Vegan
Alan Roettinger Speed Vegan
John Schlimm, Grilling Vegan Style
|The sheep and llamas got sheared just in time for the heat wave. Everyone is spending the summer laying in the shade and enjoying their new buzz cuts.|
|OTP pictures and future video have a new home, via.me/OTPSanctuary, thru the unaffiliated site via.me. Functionality and page ads were the prime factors in the selection of a hosting site. We live in a world of social networking websites and via.me allows visitors to the site to share photos with Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other sites. Anyone can sign up on via.me and post their own wonderful photos and video. I don’t know about file size limitations regarding video. Will find out eventually. At least one Twitter application, Tweetcaster Pro (on my Android phone, not sure about iphone applications) allows the tweeter to select via.me as the image service, so phone tweeted pictures will automatically be sent to one’s via.me account. Pretty cool stuff. New pics will be tweeted and uploaded during the Open House on the 28th. If you haven’t already found your way there, you can follow OTP on twitter, twitter.com/OTPSanctuary and Facebook, facebook.com/OTPSanctuary.|
|It was a great sale! Thank you to everyone who donated items to the July yard sale and to everyone who made purchases. We will have a second and final sale of the year on Saturday August 4 so clean out your closets and help us turn your unwanted clutter into winter hay for the animals at Out to Pasture. Tax deductible yard sale donations can be dropped off anytime day or night on the porch of 2907 NE Weidler St., Portland 97232 (yellow house across the street from the Hollywood Fred Meyers). Contact Kit at email@example.com for more information or to arrange for a tax receipt.|
|More good news! Turtle Mountain is donating So Delicious vegan ice cream to the Open House again this year! What a great way to cool off on a hot summer’s day. Go to sodeliciousdairyfree.com to check out all the dairy free products including milks, ice cream and yogurt. (Then head over to Food Fight Grocery in Portland and buy some).|
|Out to Pasture Sanctuary is hosting our annual summer open house on Saturday, July 28 from 5 to 8 pm with a free vegan bbq and baked goods, live music, sack races, and a chance to meet the animals and read their rescue stories. Please RSVP here. OTP is located at 33190 SE Regan Hill Rd, Estacada, Oregon.|
|Thanks to our sponsors: Turtle Island Foods, Sweetpea Baking Company, Dave’s Killer Bread, Food Fight Grocery, and (update) Turtle Mountain.|
|The Out to Pasture Yard Sale will be happening this weekend July 7 & 8 at 2907 NE Weidler Street in Portland 97232 (yellow house across the street from the Hollywood Fred Meyers). We sure could use some help setting up Friday night from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday morning at 9 am. Anyone able to help carry or unload boxes please join us!|
|Sweet Pea Baking Company will be donating some delicious vegan baked goods to the cupcake walk at our open house on July 28. Yum! Yum! Sweet Pea Bakery is located at the vegan mini-mall in Portland at SE 12th and Stark stop by and treat yourself to some wonderful vegan snacks!|
|Dave’s Killer Bread will be donating loaves of vegan bread and also some of his famous Sin-dawgs to the Out to Pasture Open House. All the bread made at Dave’s Killer Bread store are all vegan and USDA organic.|
|Food Fight Grocery is donating condiments and door prizes for our Open House. There will be drawings to give away the free door prizes so be sure to join us! Food Fight Grocery is located in the vegan mini-mall at SE 12th and Stark in Portland. No need to waste time reading labels since everything sold at Food Fight is vegan!|
|Thank you to everyone for all your hard work at the June 10th work party. We got everything done on the list plus spent a great afternoon together with the animals at Out to Pasture.|
|Turtle Island Foods in Hood River has generously again agreed to donate four cases of vegan sausages and vegan hot dogs for our free vegan bbq at this year’s open house. The open house will be Saturday July 28 from 5 to 8 pm with a free vegan bbq, live music, sack races, and a chance to meet the animals and read their rescue stories. Please RSVP here.|
|The new date for the Out to Pasture yard sale (originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend) is July 7 & 8 (weather permitting). We are still accepting tax-deductible donations. Items can be dropped off anytime day or night on the porch of 2907 NE Weidler St., Portland 97232 (site of the sale; yellow house across the street from the Hollywood Fred Meyers). Proceeds from the sale will go towards feed, veterinary care and animal housing. Thanks to all who have donated and are considering donating. Contact Kit at 503-756-8652 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange for a tax receipt.|
|Out to Pasture generates a lot of feed bags every month that can’t be recycled. Luckily we are able to donate the bags to Zeb’s Wish in Sandy who makes them into tote bags. What a great idea! (The peahen on the left is Cleo. We found her injured on the highway with cars narrowly missing her as they drove by several years ago).|
|Come join us for an afternoon of farm chores and friendly company at our next work party on Sunday, June 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 with a tour for new folks at 1:00. Rubber boots and gloves recommended. Please sign up thru Facebook or contact Kit at email@example.com if you plan to join us or for more information.|
|Singer’s a star! Nikki Jardin from Spot Magazine came out to Out to Pasture on May 23rd to interview and photograph Rick Vandenbrook, our horse shoer, while he trimmed Singer’s hooves. (Singer is our nearly 30 year old ex-racehorse). Spot Magazine will be featuring Rick is an upcoming story and may be doing a story on Out to Pasture later on this year.|
|It was a great day for working together in the sunshine! Thanks to everyone who came out to lend a hand!|
|Forwarded from Portland Animal Defense League:|
|Where: Portland State University, SMSU room 228|
|When: Saturday, June 2, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM|
|The Portland Animal Defense League and the Student Animal Liberation Coalition are co-hosting a mini-conference at Portland State University! This is a must for experienced and inexperienced activists.|
The yard sale scheduled for this weekend has been postponed. Sorry about the late announcement. The new date, for the moment, will be June 16 & 17. A confirmation will be posted as soon as it’s a sure thing, weather permitting. Much thanks to everyone who has donated items.
What: Animal Sanctuaries: Speakers and Discussion
When: Friday, June 8
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University – PSU
1825 SW Broadway, Portland , OR
Speakers will have a variety of backgrounds from both the local and international animal protection movement, topics may range from urban farming to temple elephants, and everything in between. They’ll be sharing their knowledge, stories, and much more.
For more information please click here.
Our own John Collins, ND will be speaking at the monthly NW Veg monthly vegan potluck on Sunday, May 20 about healthy vegan nutrition for children. The presentation at 6:30 will follow the vegan potluck which starts at 5:00 pm at the Friends Meeting Hall located at 4312 SE Stark St in Portland. Please visit the NW Veg website, www.nwveg.org.
|Our next work party will be Saturday May 19 from 1:30 to 4:30 with a tour for new folks at 1:00. Wear old clothes (rubber boots and gloves recommended), and join us to help make Out to Pasture a nicer place for the animals. Good company and vegan snacks provided. Please sign up thru Facebook or contact Kit at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join us or for more information.|
|Thanks to all the energetic volunteers for a pleasant day working together in the warm sunshine surrounded by our animal friends. Chores accomplished included manure management, blackberry clipping, and finishing the new gate and fence for the goats. Let’s get together again soon!|
|Out to Pasture is raising money to buy hay out of the field from local farmers at harvest time. Please help (by clicking here) get the barn full of hay for the next year. Thanks for your help!|
|Our next work party will be Saturday April 14th from 1:30 to 4:30 with a tour for new folks at 1:00. Wear old clothes (rubber boots and gloves recommended), and join us to help make Out to Pasture a nicer place for the animals. Good company and vegan snacks provided. Please sign up thru Facebook or contact Kit at email@example.com if you plan to join us or for more information.|
|Thank you to Native Foods Cafe located in the Bridgeport Village in Tigard for donating a portion of the proceeds in January to the animals at Out to Pasture. This new vegan cafe has Native Community Days on two days each month when they donate a portion of the profits to a different organization each month. Out to Pasture is honored to have been selected in January and encourage everyone to check out their great vegan menu. Yum!|