On September 1, Maggie decided she would follow a vegetarian lifestyle. She often get asked why and the short answer is that after being blessed with Sammie Jo and having the privilege of raising her she felt a deep sense of how very precious each and every life is.
During this time she was following the story of 'Miracle' a calf that was rescued by Free Hearts Animal Sanctuary, Miracle was born prematurely and the farmer was going to let her die as he did not want to be responsible for the cost of her care. The tears, heartbreak and joy of her carers again brought an awareness to me how precious life is.
For many years she would only eat 'Happy Meat' from organic farmers who treated their animals with respect and from farms who were RSPCA approved.. But even these animals are transported to abattoirs and have a couple of very stressful last days. The reasoning 'it's just one bad day in the animals life' doesn't sit well with her any more.
She has been having fun experimenting with vegetarian dishes, enjoying the amazing fresh produce of the Great Southern and feeling so much better knowing that she is not responsible for the death of an animal.
Being a vegetarian is not for everyone and as hostess at HideAway Haven, she will still cook bacon and sausages for our guests and non vegetarian dishes for the family. Happy to report though that her vegetarian dishes are so good everyone wants to eat them.
#Life is Precious