It was evident that I’d always have a soft spot for animals as a child when I became obsessed with a book called The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader (first published in 1949), which tells the story of animals surviving winter. I worried and cried about how deer would find food and wondered where the bunnies went to sleep at night. Fast forward to three years ago when I decided I couldn’t possibly EAT these furry creatures that I love so much. I swore off eating any four legged animals or poultry and my husband, Chris, joined me. He is also an animal lover, clearly.
I am not perfect. I eat fish. I eat dairy. I eat eggs (if they are certified humane or from my grandmother-in-law’s farm). However, I do feel I am one less person contributing to the meat industry and I will continue to aspire to being a true vegan one day.
So, what is this blog all about?
All around me I see people making efforts to eat with a conscience, even if they can’t make it all the way to that perfect vegan label. Perhaps all you can do is eat vegetarian for one week out of a month. Maybe your family has vegetarian Mondays. If you are hardcore, maybe you go vegan for a month out of the year. This blog is to celebrate the steps we are all taking, the wonderful vegetables that we can grow, the delicious animal -friendly meals we can eat, and the respect that we can give to Mother Nature, one veggie at a time.