WRAPPING FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE!

WRAPPING FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE!
Volunteer Gift Wrappers are needed for Rikki’s Refuge on December 20, 21, 22, 23 (2014) at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Central Park Location) in Fredericksburg, VA! Help customers, help Rikki’s and have fun all at the same time!
Please contact Nora at 540-729-2797 (text or voice message) if you can help!
THANKS!

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The Great Pumpkin Haul

THE GREAT PUMPKIN HAUL FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014 AT 9:00 AM
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Saturday, Nov 1, 9am at Miller Farms Market, 12101 Orange Plank Rd., Locust Grove, VA. Contact: Nora Eldridge, Pumpkin Co-ordinator, 540-729-2797 for directions to the farm, directions to Rikki’s Refuge and where to drop the pumpkins at the refuge.
Every autumn, farms, pumpkin patches and churches around Virginia give us their unsold pumpkins and squash. All we have to do is get there with trucks, SUV’s, horse trailers and other vehicles that can carry a lot of weight, load those pumpkins up and bring them to Rikki’s. The cows have caught on fast! When they see the trucks coming in, they run along the fence to the gate and wait impatiently for all those golden goodies to be off-loaded into their field. Just about every animal at the refuge eats the pumpkins and it goes a long way toward stretching out the food budget!

 

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This is a fun day! Put on your jeans and boots, pack up everyone who wants to help and join us! After a couple of hours of loading pumpkins, you’ll be able to skip the gym!

PUMPKIN SPICE PANCAKES

PUMPKIN SPICE PANCAKES

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup organic canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Combine almond milk with the tsp vinegar in a separate bowl. Give it 5 minutes to curdle (this is like using buttermilk).
Stir together pumpkin, spices, water & almond milk in mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients & stir until most.
Let sit 5 minutes to rise & lightly stir again. Let rest 5 more minutes & cook them up. Makes twenty 4” pancakes.
Serve with fresh cut fruits and/or syrups of your choice! 

 

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Columbus Day Tour 10/13/14

We held our Columbus Day Tour yesterday! It was a lovely day made possible by all our fabulous volunteers – THANK YOU! We sure appreciated all of our visitors who took time out of their day to learn about Rikki’s Refuge and spend time with all our animals!

Sharing a few photos:

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You can see the rest of our photos from our Columbus Day Tour at any or all of the following links:

1. On FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152309863277391.1073741884.169651012390&type=1

2. On PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/RikkisRefuge/columbus-day-tour-101314/

3. On FLICKR: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rikkis_refuge/sets/72157648738713772/