Something unexpected that brightened my day

Recently I returned to my home town to visit family and, compared to where I live now, it’s like stepping back into the 1980s in terms of vegan options.ย  My dad was in the Coronary Care Unit of the local general hospital and there wasn’t a single vegan option on the hospital menu, for breakfast, lunch or dinner! The Coronary Care Unit!

Well, I’m sure you can imagine how I felt but on my way home my spirits were lifted.ย  I popped into the local library and look what was on the wall!

So don’t get disheartened, I said to myself – there are vegans everywhere, plugging away.

Whoever put this board up – thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜€

Vegan Crossword Puzzle: Stuff With Protein In

ย Click on the puzzle for a pdf you can download and print

or ‘print screen’ and paste into Paint so you don’t have to print it ๐Ÿ˜€

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The answers are here ๐Ÿ˜€

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The Circle of Life

Make your own compost ๐Ÿ™‚

Save all your raw fruit and vegetable peelings, apple cores, tea bags, soapnut shells, etc etc

and take them outside to your compost bin (any container will do but make sure it’s got drainage holes in the bottom)

Toss your ‘green waste’ in there, (ie raw fruit & veg waste)

but also add some ‘brown waste’ (such as brown paper, black and white printed paper like newspapers or old paperback pages (no colour print), dead leaves) every so often otherwise you’ll end up with a wet soggy, stinky mess. ย You want about 2 parts ‘green’ to 1 part ‘brown’ according to the science ๐Ÿ™‚

Then eventually it will rot down to something moist and earthy, just teaming with baby earthworms (I don’t know where they came from) and ready to host your new plants. ย Don’t ask me how long this took, I didn’t time it, but it was probably about a year. ย We just eventually thought it looked composty and tipped it out of the bin and there you have it. ย Click here if you want advice from experts ๐Ÿ˜€

Now you can pot it …

… sow some seeds in it, …

… and in a few days (this is less than 2 weeks later) your old vegetables will be providing you with new vegetables ๐Ÿ™‚

I’d better thin these ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Let the trees stand

And the best and most productive way to stand for trees is to adopt a plant-based diet. ย These forests are being felled at an alarming rate to provide grazing land or grow fodder crops for farm animals.

If everyone ends their dependency on animal foods, the forests could be left in peace.

It’s that simple ๐Ÿ™‚