Hi all,
We are having a Work Day & Vegan Potluck here at Sunny Meadow Sanctuary this Saturday, August 30th, from noon to 7:30ish and we hope you can make it!
 
Thanks to everyone who responded about Ruthie – we got lots of towels but have mixed news about her condition. After eating two meals with gusto and having a drastically lower fever (104.5 vs 107), she had a relapse last night and this morning. Her fever crept up to 105 and she lost her appetite again, although she is eating hay. Her diarrhea is gone – or at least for now. We were so happy but now fear she is not out of the woods yet.
 
The vets are thinking it might be a relatively rare dog tick related disease. We have given her two injections of antibiotics and will be continuing to do so for 10 day. We are also giving her injections of Vitamin B Complex and banamine. Poor baby, so many shots.
 
Please keep Ruthie in your thoughts and prayers!

 

If you need or can give other members a ride to the Work Day, please let us know. And if you can’t make it then, but can help some other day to help out, just let us know that as well.

Jobs include light carpentry, barn, pasture,  and paddock cleanup, animal care, fencing,  etc.. There will be a great variety of jobs to do and many hands needed! 

So if you would like to come help out, that would be great. Just email us anytime at:

rayshick@msn.com and we will be happy to give you directions to our place. (Our farm is in Central Mass, about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.)

This is a weather-related event so please either check your email or call us on our cell at 978-257-7062 on the morning of the event for possible cancellation/rescheduling due to inclement weather.

It will also be a vegan potluck, so just let us what you will be bringing if you are staying for the potluck.

Feel free to bring snacks to share as well. We will be eating at about 6:00.

Treats for the animals are also needed; we especially need organic apples, organic carrots  and organic spinach. (The huge spinach packs are best – our ducks and hens gobble them up.) All veggies are welcome!

 

And/or if you can make a MUCH needed donation for the sanctuary, click on the PayPal button on the upper left, or go to the website: 

http://www.sunnymeadowsanctuary.org/donate/ 

or, even better, you can send checks to:

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
P.O. Box 114
Holden, MA 01520-1279

Any size donation will greatly help! We will send you a receipt for your taxes.

 

And if you have an idea for fundraising, let us know. We sure could use the help!

 

No dogs please. Many of our farm animals are afraid of strange dogs. Plus our yard is full of baby rabbits. (Working with a wonderful state licensed wildlife rehabilitator, we also rescue wild rabbits and squirrels – most of whom were either orphaned or hurt badly by cat attacks.)

 

For the animals,  

 

Helen & Steve


FROM HELEN AND STEVE RAYSCHICK

Hi all,

 

We are having a Work Day & Vegan Potluck here at Sunny Meadow Sanctuary this Sunday, August 17th, from noon to 7:30ish and we hope you can make it! We have had some unexpected things happen this week so we really need as much help as we can get.

 

If you need or can give other members a ride to the Work Day, please let us know. And if you can’t make it then, but can help some other day to help out, just let us know that as well.

Jobs include light carpentry, barn, pasture,  and paddock cleanup, animal care, fencing,  etc.. There will be a great variety of jobs to do and many hands needed! 

So if you would like to come help out, that would be great. Just email us anytime at:

rayshick@msn.com and we will be happy to give you directions to our place. (Our farm is in Central Mass, about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.)

This is a weather-related event so please either check your email or call us on our cell at 978-257-7062 on the morning of the event for possible cancellation/rescheduling due to inclement weather.

It will also be a vegan potluck, so just let us what you will be bringing if you are staying for the potluck.

Feel free to bring snacks to share as well. We will be eating at about 6:00.

Treats for the animals are also needed; we especially need organic apples, organic carrots  and organic spinach. (The huge spinach packs are best – our ducks and hens gobble them up.) All veggies are welcome!

 

And/or if you can make a MUCH needed donation for the sanctuary, click on the PayPal button on the upper left, or go to the website: 

http://www.sunnymeadowsanctuary.org/donate/ 

or, even better, you can send checks to:

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
P.O. Box 114
Holden, MA 01520-1279

Any size donation will greatly help! We will send you a receipt for your taxes.

 

And if you have an idea for fundraising, let us know. We sure could use the help!

 

No dogs please. Many of our farm animals are afraid of strange dogs. Plus our yard is full of baby rabbits. (Working with a wonderful state licensed wildlife rehabilitator, we also rescue wild rabbits and squirrels – most of whom were either orphaned or hurt badly by cat attacks.)

 

For the animals,  

 

Helen & Steve


FROM HELEN AND STEVE RAYSCHICK
Hi all,

 

We are having a Work Day & Vegan Potluck here at Sunny Meadow Sanctuary this Sunday, August 17th, from noon to 7:30ish and we hope you can make it!

 

If you need or can give other members a ride to the Work Day, please let us know. And if you can’t make it then, but can help some other day to help out, just let us know that as well.

Jobs include light carpentry, barn, pasture,  and paddock cleanup, animal care, fencing,  etc.. There will be a great variety of jobs to do and many hands needed! 

So if you would like to come help out, that would be great. Just email us anytime at:

rayshick@msn.com and we will be happy to give you directions to our place. (Our farm is in Central Mass, about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.)

This is a weather-related event so please either check your email or call us on our cell at 978-257-7062 on the morning of the event for possible cancellation/rescheduling due to inclement weather.

It will also be a vegan potluck, so just let us what you will be bringing if you are staying for the potluck.

Feel free to bring snacks to share as well. We will be eating at about 6:00.

Treats for the animals are also needed; we especially need organic apples, organic carrots  and organic spinach. (The huge spinach packs are best – our ducks and hens gobble them up.) All veggies are welcome!

 

And/or if you can make a MUCH needed donation for the sanctuary, click on the PayPal button on the upper left, or go to the website: 

http://www.sunnymeadowsanctuary.org/donate/ 

or, even better, you can send checks to:

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
P.O. Box 114
Holden, MA 01520-1279

Any size donation will greatly help! We will send you a receipt for your taxes.

 

And if you have an idea for fundraising, let us know. We sure could use the help!

 

No dogs please. Many of our farm animals are afraid of strange dogs. Plus our yard is full of baby rabbits. (Working with a wonderful state licensed wildlife rehabilitator, we also rescue wild rabbits and squirrels – most of whom were either orphaned or hurt badly by cat attacks.)

 

For the animals,  

 

Helen & Steve


FROM HELEN AND STEVE RAYSCHICK

WHAT: Animal Testing Leafleting & Banner Holding @ the Boston Common.

WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, August 2nd, 2:00-4:00pm. WHERE: Boston Common, meet in front of the Brewer’s Fountain near the  Park Street T stop. (See Directions, below.)

RSVP/INFO: rayshick@msn.com or just answer this email or just show  up. (Event is weather permitting only. Check for postponement  email or call 978-257-7062 on morning of protest.) Leaflets and banner provided. 

WHY: Whenever we speak to the general public about animal testing, folks are amazed that it is still going on. Help us let the public know the awful truth about animal testing. Our signs and literature will expose the cruelty of the 3 main animal tests used on millions of animals each year: (1) the Eye Irritancy Test, which is also called the Draize Test, which forces chemicals into the eyes of fully conscious, restrained rabbits. No pain relievers or anesthetics of any kind are used. The extreme pain often causes them to struggle so severely that they break their own backs, dying in agony needlessly. (2) The Skin Irritancy Testing, which places corrosive chemicals onto the shaved/raw skin of rabbits and guinea pigs. The caustic nature of these substances causes severe injuries to the animals. Gaping wounds and bleeding are common. (3) The Oral Toxicity Testing, the LD50, which force-feeds strong chemicals to fully conscious animals for 14-28 days until they die.Animal testing doesn’t make products safe. For example, according to animal tests, cigarette smoke, asbestos, arsenic, benzene, and glass fibers were all found to be safe to ingest. Many household products, all tested on animals, are unsafe for us and our environment. And inaccuracies in cancer-causing tests occur up to 70% of the time. Animal testing only provides a legal defense for companies whose products could still harm humans. Test results are used to win lawsuits, not protect people. Some of these tests are over 50 years old and have never been required to be scientifically validated.

In February 2008, 3 agencies – the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Toxicology Program and the National Institutes of Health – signed a “Memorandum of understanding” to develop and implement new methods that could lead to the end of animal testing to evaluate the safety for humans of new chemicals and drugs. Source:
http://tinyurl.com/2jup69

This change is the result of scientific findings that animal tests do not work to protect humans. In 2007, the National Research Council (a committee of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences) reported that the US government must develop new testing to assess the effects of chemicals on human health.

Their report, which was requested by the EPA, suggested the use of new technologies such as biomonitoring–analyzing chemical levels in blood, urine, breast milk and human tissue–and high-throughput assays. We will describe these viable alternatives, identify the companies that still use animal testing (including Proctor and Gamble) and give contact info, and identify the companies that do not animal test.

 

DIRECTIONS:From The Boston Common Parking Garage:

We will be near the fountain and Park Street Subway Station near the corners of Park and Tremont Streets. Public transportation is best and cheapest but the entrance to the Boston Common Garage is on Charles St. directly across from the Public Gardens. There are also passenger elevators down to the garage from four pedestrian kiosks within the Common. Cost=$10 all day. When you exit the garage at ground level, find the tree lined sidewalks and walk on them with the hill on your left, then pass the bandstand area, and continue to the corner of Park and Tremont. Brewer’s Fountain is near that corner. You can always ask passersby where the Park Street T Stop or fountain are. Here’s a map of the T system:
http://www.bostoncitylinks.com/boston_maps.html

The Common is the big green oblong in the middle and Park Street Station is in the upper right hand corner of that oblong. Here is a map of Boston: http://www.bostoncitylinks.com/big.html

From the T:

Exit the Green or Red Line at Park Street then walk towards the middle of the park. You will see us near the fountain and on the sidewalks going into the park.

Driving Directions to the Commons Parking Garage:

From the Mass Pike:

Take Mass Pike Eastbound

Take the Copley Place/Prudential Exit

Stay right for Copley Place
You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street; go straight on Stuart and take left on Charles St. South which will turn into Charles St after the first traffic light. Garage entrance is on right. From the Southeast Expressway (I 93/RT. 3 North):

Take exit 20 toward I-90, Airport & South Station

Take a left toward South Station
At the light, Turn LEFT (West) onto Kneeland St
Kneeland St becomes Stuart St
Turn RIGHT (North) onto Charles St, South; follow it to Charles St [1 block] From 93 South:

Take exit 26 toward Storrow Drive-North Station

Follow Storrow Drive Heading Westbound
Take the Back Bay/Copley Square exit (be sure to stay in the left lane, since it’s a left lane exit)
Once off the exit, take a left at light
Take first right onto Arlington Street
Proceed through set of lights
At second light, take a left onto Boylston Street
Go straight through lights
At second light, take a left onto Charles Street
Take a right into Boston Common Garage (Below the Boston Common Park)From Storrow Drive Heading Eastbound:

Take the Downtown Boston exit (right lane exit)
Follow the direction above from westbound

FROM HELEN AND STEVE RAYSCHICK…

We are having a Work Day & Vegan Potluck here at Sunny Meadow Sanctuary this Sunday, August 3rd, from noon to 7:30ish and we hope you can make it!

 

If you need or can give other members a ride to the Work Day, please let us know. And if you can’t make it then, but can help some other day to help out, just let us know that as well.

Jobs include light carpentry, barn, pasture,  and paddock cleanup, animal care, fencing,  etc.. There will be a great variety of jobs to do and many hands needed! 

So if you would like to come help out, that would be great. Just email us anytime at:

rayshick@msn.com and we will be happy to give you directions to our place. (Our farm is in Central Mass, about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.)

This is a weather-related event so please either check your email or call us on our cell at 978-257-7062 on the morning of the event for possible cancellation/rescheduling due to inclement weather.

It will also be a vegan potluck, so just let us what you will be bringing if you are staying for the potluck.

Feel free to bring snacks to share as well. We will be eating at about 6:00.

Treats for the animals are also needed; we especially need organic apples, organic carrots  and organic spinach. (The huge spinach packs are best – our ducks and hens gobble them up.) All veggies are welcome!

 

And/or if you can make a MUCH needed donation for the sanctuary, click on the PayPal button on the upper left, or go to the website: 

http://www.sunnymeadowsanctuary.org/donate/ 

or, even better, you can send checks to:

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
P.O. Box 114
Holden, MA 01520-1279

Any size donation will greatly help! We will send you a receipt for your taxes.

 

And if you have an idea for fundraising, let us know. We sure could use the help!

 

No dogs please. Many of our farm animals are afraid of strange dogs. Plus our yard is full of baby rabbits. (Working with a wonderful state licensed wildlife rehabilitator, we also rescue wild rabbits and squirrels – most of whom were either orphaned or hurt badly by cat attacks.)

 

For the animals,  

 

Helen & Steve


Peace Ridge was founded in 2001 in order to address animal cruelty, neglect and exploitation, and to promote vegan ethics in New England. We advocate for all animals – farmed animals, domestic companion animals, and wildlife.

We believe society needs to rethink the way that it views and interacts with animals in order to become a more peaceful and just society. We believe that social justice cannot be achieved unless we acknowledge the social injustice we perpetrate on animals.

Situated in downeast Maine, our sanctuary is currently home to over 140 farmed animals that come from all types of situations where they have been neglected, exploited, or abused. They all have their own stories, but what makes them especially unique from others just like them, is that they got out of their situation alive and are now safe with us. Since our founding, we have rescued over 900 animals and will continue to spread our compassion in the future.

Extended until July 31! All donations received will be matched up to $25,000 by a one of our generous supporters.  No gift is too small, and you can help us raise $50,000!
Your donation will be specifically designated to fund our project list helping animals like Fable, our first horse. Fable came to us very timid and hesitant to trust humans; a result of a neglectful past.  She was part of our largest rescue to date, with over 60 animals saved. With our patience and kindness, Fable transformed into a very loving horse and has been known to wrap her head and neck around her caregivers in an embrace.  She has even taken a liking to our calf Theo, who was very excited to welcome her to the pasture. Your gift will help us expand Fable’s pasture, giving her even more space to gallop and graze.
Please join in our efforts to keep Peace Ridge Sanctuary growing and improving!
Make your gift count twice by giving today!
With sincerest thanks for your support,
Daniella Tessier
Founder & Executive Director
The Matching Gift Challenge
Please consider making a donation to the animals at Peace Ridge! Know that 100% of your donation goes directly toward the costs of rescuing and providing care to animals in need! We are a “no-frills” organization. This means we do not spend money on high tech endeavors or glossy mailings. We do a whole lot with a little and we take pride in this fact, especially since we have a clean, well ordered, aesthetically pleasing farm environment with happy animals!Whether you can give a monetary Donation,an item from our Wish List, Sponsor an Animal, or help us Expand and Grow, your donation is tax deductible. Our programs rely on the generosity of our donors and we are deeply greatful for your support.

What your gift can bring:
$60 – buys grain for our entire population of rabbits for 1 week
$60 – spays a new female rabbit and covers her in-coming infirmary care for that month
$200 – buys straw to bed our animals down for 1 month
$750 – buys enough shavings to clean our barns for 1 month
$800 – buys grain and feed for all of our residents  for 1 month
$2000 – is a HUGE help- we can make that stretch for all physical care for our animals for one month or more!


Hi all,

Below is this month’s schedule for MARC and Sunny Meadow Sanctuary events. A separate notice and reminder will go out for each one the week of the event.

RSVP anytime at: rayshick@msn.com

Hope you will help!

Helen & Steve

July 5,   2-4   Cambridge Vegan ReachOut, banner & sign holders and leafletters needed. The more folks, the more positive the impact will be for the animals!
July 12, Saturday,

noon to 7

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary Work Day & Vegan Potluck. Many Hands Needed!
July 19,   2-4   Boston Common vegan/animal testing leafleting, leafletters needed.
July 26, Saturday,

noon to 7

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary Work Day & Vegan Potluck.  Many Hands Needed!

Easy Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 11 rolls

Easy Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

Dough
    • 2-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 .25-ounce package baking yeast (such as Red Star® Platinum Superior Baking Yeast – see note below)
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/4 cup dairy-free milk alternative
    • 2-1/2 tablespoons dairy-free non-hydrogenated margarine
    • 1 large egg (can sub 1/4 cup applesauce or 1 Ener-G egg replacer equivalent for egg-free)
Filling
    • 3 Tablespoons dairy-free non-hydrogenated margarine, softened to room temperature
    • 1-1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered (confectioners’) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free milk alternative or coconut milk creamer

Instructions

Make the Dough:
    1. Set aside 1/2 cup of flour. In a large bowl, toss 2-1/4 cups flour, the sugar, salt, and yeast together until evenly dispersed.
    2. Heat the water, milk alternative, and margarine together in the microwave until the mixture is very warm, but not too hot to touch, about 125-130°F.
    3. Stir the margarine mixture into the flour mixture. Add the egg and only enough of the reserved flour to make a soft dough. Dough will be ready when it gently pulls away from the side of the bowl and has an elastic consistency.
    4. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 5 minutes. Place it in a lightly greased bowl and let rest for 10 minutes.
Assemble with the Filling:
    1. After 10 minutes, roll the dough out in a 14×8 inch rectangle.
    2. Spread the softened margarine on top. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it over the margarine.
    3. Roll up the dough tightly and cut into 11 even pieces and place in a lightly greased 9-inch round pan or pie dish.
Rise and Bake:
    1. Loosely cover the rolls with aluminum foil and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free place for 60 and 90 minutes.
    2. After the rolls have doubled in size, preheat your oven to 375°F.
    3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cover the rolls with aluminum foil after 15 minutes to avoid heavy browning, if you prefer.
Make the Glaze:
  1. Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Top the cinnamon rolls with glaze right before serving.

Notes

Red Star Platinum Yeast has dough conditioners to offer a lighter, fluffier result. It is dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and certified kosher parve. It does contain soy flour.

From Go Dairy Free


February  1, Saturday,

1-2:30 PM

For info: contact rayschick@msn.com

Vegan Leafleting, Harvard Square

    February  8,

Saturday,

Noon-6 PM

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary Work Day & Vegan Potluck

February  15, Saturday,

1-2:30 PM

McDonald’s Protest, Downtown Crossing, Boston
    February 22,

Saturday, noon to 6

 

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary Work Day & Vegan Potluck

DUE TO THE SNOW TODAY, HELEN AND STEVE ARE MOVING THE WORKDAY TO SUNDAY. BELOW IS the ORIGINAL MESSAGE, UPDATED.

Please pray for this unexpected angel and come to help out on Saturday.

Please welcome this unexpected angel and come to help out on Sunday.

Hi all,We are having a Work Day and Vegan Potluck here at Sunny Meadow Sanctuary tomorrow, Sunday, January 26th, from noon to 6-ish and we hope you can make it. DRESS WARMLY! WE WILL HAVE GLOVES, HANDWARMERS, TOE WARMERS, AND HOT TEA AVAILABLE ALL DAY FOR INDOOR WARMUPS.

 
We are calling this Work Day ”The Little Winter Miracle” Work Day because five days ago, Maple, a tiny miniature doe we rescued two months ago, gave birth, unexpectedly, to a baby boy. (Actually two babies, but one was stillborn, which is not a big surprise as this is Maple’s second kidding and she is under 2 years old – the dairy farms are breeding younger and younger to make bigger profits. Her first baby also died.)
 
This is a very hard time to have and be a newborn, especially with the current brutal cold, and especially if you are only 7 inches long and weigh ounces. So we need extra help right now.
 
And thank you for keeping this little baby in your thoughts and prayers. Survival is not easy for him but he is still alive and actually growing!

 

If he makes it he will be Maple’s miracle, because no farm animal mother ever keeps her baby. And virtually no dairy boy babies ever lives past five months old because they can’t be milked.

If you need or can give other members a ride, please let us know. And if you can’t make it then, but can help some other day to help out, just let us know that as well.Jobs include barn, pasture, and paddock cleanup, animal care, fencing, netting repair, etc. There will be a great variety of jobs to do and many hands needed! 
So if you would like to come help out at the Work Day, that would be great. Just email us anytime at:

and we will be happy to give you directions to our place. (Our farm is in Central Mass, about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.)

It will also be a vegan potluck, so just let us what you will be bringing if you are staying for the potluck.

We will be eating at 5:00 PM. Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like as well. Treats for the animals are also needed; they love organic carrots, organic apples, broccoli, cabbage, and organic spinach and lettuce. (The huge spinach packs are best – our ducks and hens gobble them up.) Everyone will really appreciate treats and basically any veggies are loved. But we had a major butternut squash harvest this year, so no squash please. :) And no dogs please. Many of our farm animals are afraid of strange dogs. Plus our yard is full of baby rabbits. (Working with a wonderful state licensed wildlife rehabilitator, we also rescue wild rabbits and squirrels – most of whom were either orphaned or hurt badly by cat attacks.) And the new baby is very close by too.If you would like to make a MUCH needed donation for the mom and baby’s care, click on the PayPal button on the upper left, or go to the website: 

http://www.sunnymeadowsanctuary.org/donate/ 

or, even better, you can send checks to:

Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
P.O. Box 114
Holden, MA 01520-1279

Any help is greatly appreciated! We will send you a receipt for your taxes.

For the animals,

Helen & Steve