Wednesday, October 5, 2016

World Farm Animal Day High Tea for ALQ

Sunday, October the 2nd, was World Farm Animal Day (not to be confused with World Animal Day of the 4th). I was able to spend a lovely afternoon at a vegan high tea fundraiser for Animal Lib Queensland. It was held at a property a little way out of Brisbane, which was home to a sassy pig and a wonderful pony. There were also several cats, and I ran into someone I used to work with but hadn't seen in years. This was an unexpected but happy reunion!

Peggy the pig is a retired actor. She was used in the Charlotte's Web movie of whatever year it was. Thankfully she now lives her life stress and expectation free on this property. She couldn't care less that she had a bunch of visitors, and just continued sitting and snoozing happily in her little shelter. Though she accepted carrot treats gently thrown into the reach of her snout.

Peggy Pig


I also had the joy of meeting Spash, a very handsome horse. I love horses so much! He accepted pats and carrots

Splash Pony


And onto the food! It was a lovely spread, served on pretty tiered stands and plates, with lovely tea cups. First up, this stand. It had Apple Cinnamon Turnovers on the top. The second level was PB Oreo Mini Cakes, savoury scrolls, and sausage rolls. And on the bottom quiche, scones and miso orange cookies (the cookies were made by me as a tester for Celine Steen's new book).

High Tea


The scones were exceptional. The best vegan scones I have ever had! Served with some strawberry jam (there was also apricot jam, but I am devoted to my strawberry... go red or go home) and some vegan spray cream. SO GOOD!

Scones and Jam


And mini sandwiches. I LOVE mini sandwiches! Below is a photo of my favourite, cucumber and cream cheese. But there were also some tofu egg salad and lettuce sandwiches as well.

Cucumber Sandwiches


It was such a lovely afternoon. Although it was meant to be a hot day, we were sitting on a well shaded veranda and a lovely breeze came through as well. It was wonderful to catch up with Lydia, as well as to talk to some other great people. And pony pats! Plus the event raised almost $1000 for ALQ, which is amazing!

Did you do anything for World Farm Animal Day or World Animal Day?

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Dim Sim on the shelves


Dim Sim, surveying her kingdom from the top of the lounge room shelves.

10 comments:

  1. That looks like such a great day! I love horses so much too, I feel a connection with them somehow. Mini sandwiches are the best, especially cream cheese and cucumber!!

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    1. Horses are magical. I was involved with them for most of my life. Unfortunately generally in exploitative ways, which I now feel so guilty about. To be able to just pat a horse and admire them, so lovely.

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  2. Apricot jam on scones? What devilry...?? It looks like a lovely day though :)

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    1. Super lovely, in spite of the completely horrific apricot jam option.

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  3. Oh wow, those scones look amazing!! And spray cream may be my new fave Australian food name!! :-)

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    1. I don't know if that is technically an Australian food name, it might just be a Susan food name.

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  4. Sounds like a great day! And oh my goodness, Dim Sim is so, so cute! :D

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    1. She is such a tiny button of adorableness!

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  5. Ah vegan high tea! I love that idea. It's great for a fundraiser. I'm always disappointed when animal groups do a meat bbq as a fundraiser (I'm looking at you SPCA!).
    And the food looks amazing! PB Oreo Mini Cakes? I'm swooning over here. The vegan spray cream sounds fun too. I'm glad the fundraiser went so well =)

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    1. The disconnect with having a flesh BBQ to raise money to help animals is boggling. A lot of places do it here as well. One of the reason I started my bake sale group was to fundraise for animal charities in an animal friendly fashion. Thankfully a few of them have taken the message!

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