Daydreaming of Summer

Winter, I'm really trying to embrace you. I'm cooking with all of your cold-hardy vegetables. I'm bundling up and going outside. I'm appreciating your moodiness. I'm even taking time to rest! But I do miss the lush colors of your sister, Summer, and her warm, sunny hugs. And the fruits of her season, which I love to observe, photograph, and eat so very much. 

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Uplands PEAK

I discovered Uplands PEAK Sanctuary right before a road trip, and I knew I had to find a way to visit them. Michelle and Mark graciously accepted my request, and soon I was heading to Salem, Indiana, to the ONLY vegan-principled animal sanctuary in the state. 

Where do I begin with this place? 

Everything and everyone was so beautiful. The cows. The chickens. The pigs. The goats. The pastures. The bright buildings. The golden light casting over the property. The sounds of grass and hay being munched away.

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Sanctuary Moon

Oh, how I love thee! 

Sanctuary Moon was the first vegan-principled animal sanctuary I visited and photographed. And I just can't get enough of them! Rachel and Ryan are so passionate about animal rights, activism, and advocacy, and giving the residents the best care and dedication possible. Visiting was a life-changing experience.

Sanctuary Moon is a microsanctuary, settled on 3.5 acres in Lowell, Michigan. It is the only animal sanctuary in Kent County founded and run on vegan principles. The 30+ residents include chickens, goats, and ducks. They specialize in rescuing roosters, who are so often misunderstood, unwanted, and dumped. 

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