It's now time to start sending in aprons for Pino's Pie Party 2010!!! Send vintage, homemade, adult, or child's. We put a $25-$35 price tag on all [I know many are worth so much more!] Include your name, email, address and website if you have one.
Aprons should be sent by June 21st if possible [Pie Day is set for Sunday, June 27th]. Send to Pino Blangiforti c/o Apifera Farm, 14710 NW Tupper RD, Yamhill, OR 97148.
Aprons? Donkeys? Pie? Pino the donkey wears aprons in his many stories, because aprons just sassy a fellow up, and they have pockets to carry important things- like hay twine, animal crackers and nails. You never know when you'll need any one of those things.
So readers and Pino fans send us aprons. Some are vintage, some are hand made. We hang them up on Pie Day and people can buy them for $25 [some are worth much more, but people understand it's all for a cause]. That money helps fund our efforts with senior creatures. It also helps us put on a private Pie Day later in the year. Last year we hosted a group of hospice workers to come eat pie, commune with donkeys and just enjoy themselves. I haven't picked a group to invite this year, but will post it here when I do [and if you are a worthy group, hospital, cancer clinic, etc in Oregon area, email me]. Pie Day is free to the public, and all the pie is handmade by me, fresh ingredients, to be shared with our guests.
Besides raising a little money for senior animals at organizations we try to help with print sales [Old Dog Haven and the donkey sanctuaries we are getting to know],this year I'll be sending a donation from Pie Day sales to our friends at New Moon Farm and Goat Rescue
You can see some of the aprons still left at Pino's Apron Gallery. And I encourage you to buy them and pass on the link, since money will go into this Pie Day, and our donations to others.