Bunny falls asleep
bun didn’t actually fall asleep!! bunnies flop over like this when they feel safe and comfortable in their environment. they rarely stretch out and lay down because they’re prey animals, so when ur bun does completely lays on their side or their back, it means they feel 10000% safe around you
Please help us save our farm sanctuary! This campaign is trying to raise just a small portion of what we ultimately need. This group needs all the money it can get.
If you have a few extra bucks please throw it their way! They’re a great group that absolutely loves their animals (I would know, I’m the caretaker of the farm animals) :).
If you don’t have money to donate (trust me, I understand) PLEASE reblog this. We need to spread it as far as it will reach.
photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.
when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”
approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.
cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts
Another zucchini recipe, to be sure.
I’m not the only one tempted to buy a bulk of them at farmers’ markets… right? Say you do it, too.
Actually, I bought a bunch last month for this recipe. But (sadly) they all went to waste when I (foolishly) forgot to drain them. Don’t be like me. Do the smart thing and drain your zucchini really well. Once you do that, the rest is easy! (more…)
Weekends are made for cooking, the kind where you bust out of your routine and showcase something new and fabulous. We’ve got our eye on these Orange Peel Crispy Tofu Lettuce Wraps! Recipe here.
It’s the weekend! Already?
There’s only one more Friday left of July. Then we’re into August and peach season (the real Most Wonderful Time of the Year, if you didn’t know). Whoa. Summer is slowing down for no one. (more…)