If you've just started visiting the blog, you might not know that my little donkey Pino has been quietly selling vintage aprons and the sales help old and needy barn animal rescues. I decided to start putting many of those aprons up on Etsy, just easier for keeping track of things.
What? A donkey selling aprons? It all It all started with a broken heart, which led to many wonderful things as broken hearts often do. The pain was well worth the pot of gold at the other end of the rainbow.
If you are just too tired to lift your itty bitty finger to 'click' that link above [and if you are tired, you should try to 'click' it because I think it will uplift you in a tiny way] I took a shine to aprons when I moved to the farm - they hold great stuff like eggs and hay twine, and I can wipe the runny nose of
an old goat at whim.
I also loves to make pie and share it, and one day I took my little donkey, Pino, to a nearby farm, with pie -
of course clad in an old apron. It made quite an impression. I shared the story with friends and little Pino started popping up in my art with an apron too. Before you knew it, the donkey was getting aprons in
the mail - lots of them. So I decided to put them to good use.
Every June, the donated aprons are strung along a big clothesline at the farm's
annual Pino Pie Day. Apron sales help other goat/donkey/barnyard sanctuaries [this year they will be split between New Moon Goat Rescue, Sanctuary One and Lavender Dreams Donkey Rescue - three places where all our adopted barnyard creatures are from and people we know and love their work. My fresh homemade pie is served as are donkey hugs - all for free, and my art and lavender are sold too.
So help us get a head start and shp for aprons. I'll be adding more this month. If you want to donate an apron, Pino loves mail.