Thanks again to everyone at Pattycake Bakery for being such sweet storytime hosts this Saturday. I accidentally scheduled the reading during the same time as the Ohio State/Michigan home game, (for those who aren’t familiar, this is a huge football rivalry that glues most Ohioans to their televisions and makes for treacherous traffic in Columbus), so thanks to those who un-glued themselves and came out! We had a fun time reading and eating cookies.
Another ‘thank you’ goes out to everyone who sent in Thanksgiving Ingvar photos. One entrant was selected, names-out-of-a-hat-style (except I used a cup instead), and the lucky winner of these little cuties is RACHEL! Rachel celebrated Thanksgiving with roasted veggies, kale, lentils, rice, cranberry salad, and vegan pumpkin pie!
Honorable mention goes to my friends Kaitlin and Dallas, who made this delicious root bake with the help of many Ingvars. You know I love me some roots!
More to come soon!
The Vegan MoFo headquarters are hosting a Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice giveaway. Tell us your favorite fruit/veggie juice combo here to enter! (The winner will be selected later today, so act fast if you’re interested).
Want to win an adorable pair of tweeters? Send in a photo of your own Ingvar with your veg Thanksgiving meal! Email JPEG images to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight this Sunday. This is fun and easy… no need for fancy cameras or “photography skills.” One lucky winner will be selected randomly (names-out-of-a-hat-style) to receive these little guys in the mail:
(Hint: Tweeters are very well-received as holiday gifts).
Lastly, a friendly reminder to central Ohians: Storytime/book signing at Pattycake Bakery this Saturday!
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I hope you’re able to somehow deal with all of the disturbing “historical and cultural stuff” surrounding this holiday, in order to enjoy a delicious Fall feast with your loved ones. : )
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All the best-
I’m leaving for Ohio tomorrow morning, to visit my family and friends and to enjoy a vegan Thanksgiving feast! All orders placed at ThoraThinks.com these next few days will be shipped on the week of November 29th.
Are you having a veg Thanksgiving celebration? Take a picture of Ingvar with the food, and send it in! : )
Wishing everyone a peaceful, joyful, delicious holiday-
Just in time for Thanksgiving, I’m making some color-your-own-turkeylove-buttons! They’re SO fun to color. Just bust out some permanent markers, turn on your favorite song, and brace yourself for a very satisfying experience. End-of-the-week Special: All orders over $10 come with a set of 2 buttons. (Offer ends this Sunday at midnight). I’m also giving away some free buttons on the Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice Facebook page! Don’t be seen this Thanksgiving without a button you colored yourself…
Keep the buttons for yourself, or give them to a buddy!
Friends and fans in central Ohio:
The magnificent Pattycake Bakery is hosting a storytime/book signing on Saturday, Nov. 27th at 2pm. Come listen to Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice and eat something sweet and delicious! For more info and to invite your friends, visit the event page on Facebook.
See you there!
Turkeys are talkers!
Turkeys recognize each other by their unique voices, and researchers have identified more than 20 distinct vocalizations in wild turkeys! Like cats and dogs, turkeys are intelligent and sensitive animals who form strong social bonds and show great affection to others.
(Learn more about turkeys at the Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project.)
What are these turkeys saying to each other?
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During the month of November, 50% of book sale profits will be donated to Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project.
What’s the cutest thing ever?
Enio, a 2.5-month-old fan from Austria, posing with his Thora doll. Thanks to Enio’s dad Chris for sending in this sweet photo!
New turkey coloring page coming tomorrow!
Turkeys have interesting, beautiful faces!
Their snoods, carbuncles, and wattles give their heads a unique shape and texture. These features are more prominent in males (toms) than in females (hens); and they become flushed and bright red when turkeys are excited, agitated, or frightened. Wattle skin is very vascular, and helps keep turkeys cool in hot weather. Birds don’t sweat, but the good circulation in wattles dissipates body heat when they’re chillin’ in the sunshine.
I’d also like to add that it’s just really cool to have a partially blue face.
I love turkeys and their bumpy, wiggly, colorful, drapey, sweet, vibrant faces!
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(The turkey in today’s coloring page is a tom, but I’ll draw a hen next. Gotta represent the ladies.)
Congratulations to Arabel! This adorable, three-month-old, Halloween-loving vegan is the costume contest winner. Thanks to everyone who entered- I loved seeing your silly, spooky, and cute costumes!
Enjoy your free copy of Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice, Arabel! Until you learn to read, you can always just chew on it like this little guy…
I know I’m not the only one who has been hurting for turkeys. With Thanksgiving approaching, we are faced with a vast cultural disconnect. Families and friends will soon come together to share meals and reflect on the joys of life, somehow disregarding the massive violence at the center of this tradition. For most Americans, a dead turkey symbolizes the Thanksgiving celebration. Every year, the complexities of this reality leave me feeling disturbed, overwhelmed, angry, and helpless.
Here’s the thing- turkeys are awesome. They are social, vocal creatures. Turkeys are unique and interesting and full of life- just like any other animal. So let’s share some turkeylove this month! Throughout the month of November, I’ll be posting special turkey coloring pages, hosting some fun contests and giveaways, and sharing info about our feathered friends. In addition, 50% of book sale profits will be donated to Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project. This is a great time to donate a book to a local school or library- or gift it to a special child in your life. Do you have other ideas about how to spread the turkeylove? Please share! And if you haven’t already, suggest the Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice Facebook page to your friends so they can join in on the love.
Okay, let’s get coloring…