I say lots of random things.
My friend, David (Yoda, for those of you who frequent HH&SS) is on the receiving end of my “many bright ideas.”
“Hey, want to become partners in a Scottish Highlander cattle operation?”
“David, everyone knows the world’s greatest cattle breed would be anything crossed with a Brahman.”
“Yoda… how do you feel about helping me build a chicken coop?”
I’m sure you get the idea now. Sometimes I’m serious, most times I’m just trying to see how far back his eyes will roll at my profound “thoughts.”
So back in November when I text David with “I have the greatest idea EVER!! Let’s be vegan, and blog about it.” I’m sure he probably thought I had lost my mind, because I only received a “Uhh I don’t know about that, maybe.”
However, a month later for whatever reason I get a text from David saying, “So about this vegan experiment… Lets do this!! Just after the holidays, okay?” What have I gotten myself into, I thought. I never actually really believed he’d agree, but not being one to back down from a challenge, I charged forth with the planning process.
So here we are, the holidays have come and gone and I’m now on the countdown (6 days.) until I completely change my entire lifestyle for two weeks. To be honest, I’m nervous.
Why are we doing this?
To understand. If David and I expect people to be open about practices used in animal agriculture, we both need to be willing to be open minded about the other side of the spectrum.
I frequently hear “How do you know you’re so right, when you’ve never been a vegetarian or a vegan?” They have a point… so here goes nothing.
David and I will be blogging every other day about our experiences, sharing our thoughts, opinions, recipes and struggles. You can follow my journey here, his at FarmingAmerica.org, or through Twitter at @danibeard @Davidhayden7 #DandDgovegan.
Our festivities will be kicking off Monday, January 14th. We will be releasing a video on that day to help illustrate our journey. Pretty sure our acting skills in said video will earn us both an Oscar. (kidding)
I speak for us both when I say this is going to be difficult. We are two of the most un-vegan people ever. With that being said, we could use all the encouragement and feedback you can give. Also, if anyone has any great advice or vegan recipe’s please share!
This is going to be fun, right?! I think I’ll go have a cheeseburger now, while I still can.