Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Shauna the Sheep

By Chris R.


 
Last month we received a call for assistance through a volunteer, alerting us to a very overgrown sheep on a horse property north of Perth. Affectionately named ‘Shauna’, this little ewe with no identification had strayed onto the property and taken up residence for a couple of years. She was reluctant to be yarded, despite her huge coat, and many months passed as authorities deemed her capture a difficult job to tackle. With some quick coordination, volunteers Tom, Hayley and Teresa championed a plan and met with Shauna’s caretakers on their property. After much chasing, diving and weaving, Shauna was captured and safely in transit, on her way to a new haircut and a new life at the Sanctuary. Shauna settled in for a time and then shearer Brad did his magic, removing her 17 kilogram fleece to reveal a new ewe! 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Given the current cool weather and her being clipped for the first time, Shauna was dressed in a new tailored sheep jacket! We can’t wait for Shauna to meet her new sheep friends! 
 
 

Event: Terrarium Workshop

 

Saturday 25 June 2022

1.00 to 3.00 pm

Join plant enthusiast and volunteer Emma and learn how to make your very own terrarium garden!

Your ticket includes plants, soil, decorative stones, moss, and a light morning tea in the Sanctuary gardens – just bring your empty terrarium of choice! Note – it is advised terrarium has a large neck, and maximum size approx 25 to 30 cm.

Terrariums can be purchased online, from opshops and nurseries.

Emma will guide you on creating your terrarium and provide tips on keeping it thriving once home.

Tickets are limited so be sure to book in ASAP! 

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/eventlist/possumvalleyanimalsanctuary 

 

PVAS Donation Drive - Thank you!

 By Chris R.


A big thank you to all our amazing supporters who got behind our recent donation drive for important consumables, which included lamb milk powder, washing liquid and food items.  




The response was amazing and we so appreciate everyone’s generosity in helping the animals!


 

Monday, 20 June 2022

Vegan and Gluten Free Recipe: Apple and Walnut Slice/Muffins


This is a delicious apple recipe which can be adapted to make a slice or muffins. You can also substitute the walnuts for almonds or white chocolate chips if you prefer.

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup of butter substitute (we used Nuttelex)

- 1 1/4 cups of white granulated sugar

- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

- 1/2 teaspoon of salt

- The equivalent of 3 eggs made up using vegan egg replacer - we used the Orgran brand

- 3 cups of gluten free self raising flour

- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

- 1/2 cup of your favourite milk substitute - we used soy milk

- 2 cups of finely diced apples and an extra apple cut into quarters and then thin slices to decorate the top of the slice/muffins if desired

- 1/2 cup of walnuts, almonds or white chocolate chips with some extra to decorate


 Method:

- Cream the butter substitute and the sugar.

- Add the egg replacer, vanilla and salt and mix.

- Sift in the flour and cinnamon and stir a little. Then add the soy milk and combine.

- Stir through the apples and nuts. 

-  Pour the batter into a large slice tray - the slice will rise - or muffin pans.

- The top of the batter can be decorated with apple slices and nuts. For a more indulgent touch, sprinkle over more granulated sugar (approximately 1/4 of a cup), shake over extra cinnamon, and break up some small pieces of butter substitute over the slice/muffins.

- The muffins will take around 30 minutes to bake, the slice may take up to 50 minutes, depending on the size of the tray used.