Piglets at Pigs Peace

I’ve been trying to decide what would be a good subject to blog about as a return to writing here on the blog. This has been a rough year for a number of reasons and, in the midst of everything, blogging has felt impossible. I’ve been doing lots of other writing this year, but somehow the idea […]

South Sound Vegan Chili Cook-off 2014

Calling all chili lovers, chili makers, and pig lovers! Here is an awesome event put on by the South Sound Vegans where you can show up for a chili contest, eat delicious chili, win prizes and raise money for Pigs Peace Sanctuary. As you’re probably aware, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, I […]

Pints for Pigs Peace!

Okay folks, get ready to have some fun! You won’t want to miss this awesome fundraising event if you’re in or around the Seattle area on January 11, 2014. The lovely Anika over at the Vegan Score blog and I are hard at work organizing Pints for Pigs Peace (benefitting Pigs Peace Sanctuary and the Northwest Animal […]

Peanut Butter Cups and Pigs!

Serenity in the Storm has gotten quite a few new readers in the last few weeks. Welcome to all of those who are new and thanks for reading! To all of you who have been reading all along, thank you for your commitment and interest in the blog and the stories & recipes shared here. […]

Sidecar Septemberfest Bakesale: Bakers and Eaters Needed!

It’s that time again! The Sidecar for Pigs Peace Bakesale is this weekend! I’m going to be baking these bad boys—the raspberry and apricot thumbprint shortbread cookies… They need bakers if you’d like to bake for the bakesale. Contact bakesale @ pigspeace.org to offer your baking skills. They’re looking specifically for cookies. It’s going to […]

Remembering Sadie

Earlier this week, I heard some very sad news. Sadie, one of the cows I met earlier this summer at Animal Place in California, died. She was fourteen. I wrote briefly about her story in “Sharing Testimony: An Activist Project for Animals” at Our Hen House earlier this summer. When I met Sadie, her story broke […]

Introducing Peppermint Patties for Pigs Peace

Dear Readers, In celebration of one year of blogging, and because Pigs Peace is in desperate need of donations, I’m launching a donation drive page for Pigs Peace at Serenity in the Storm. If you’ve been reading the blog for the last year, you’ll know about my love affair with Pigs Peace Sanctuary. We’ve been volunteering there […]

Fundraising Tips (or Animal Rights Conference 2012 Recap, Part 2)

You can read part 1 of the Animal Rights Conference Recap from yesterday here. One of the sessions I attended at the conference was on fundraising. I jotted down lots of great tips to understanding fundraising for a nonprofit organization and I thought it might be of interest to some of you who might be […]

Baahaus Summer Party

Yesterday, Karen, Oliver and I travelled out to Vashon Island on the ferry to attend the Baahaus summer fundraising party. Baahaus Animal Rescue Group is a small sanctuary on Vashon Island, run by Glenda and her partner Karen. Glenda is the animal rights/human rights librarian at the University of Washington and is part of our animal […]