All apron sales help senior creatures in need

I'm a donkey. Buy an apron, or donate a vintage or handmade apron to my gallery. The money helps senior creatures around the globe. Love, Pino.

Donate an apron / Help Pino

Aprons can be sent to: Pino Blangiforti c/o Apifera Farm, 14710 NW Tupper RD, Yamhill, OR 97148. 

Ways to help Pino and his Pino Pie Day 

- donate an apron [see below]

- donate money

- send a memory stone for the graveyard of Misfits

- volunteer

- tell your friends 


When : You can send an apron anytime, and it will hang on a clothesline at the next Pino Pie Party in June at the farm. If your apron doesn't sell at Pie Day, it is kept for the next Pie Day, or put on Etsy online to be sold. You do not receive any money for a sold apron.
How: You can send vintage aprons, or handmade. Keep in mind I keep the prices low, and sell the aprons for $30 [I might increase some of the more elaborate handmade ones in the future] to make them affordable. So many send beautiful handwork, so please be aware. The maker of the apron does not collect any money, all money goes to help the adopted animals of Apifera and any future outreach events [bringing people and animal together for communing].
Tag them: Please place a safety pinned tag with your name, city/state because it helps me out, and it is fun to see where they came from. Feel free to include a website if you made it. And I need your email so I can write you. If they are posted online, your name is posted too. So people like to be 'secret admirerer' which drives Pino crazy, but he also loves it, so mysterious.


Donate a small amount of money. I do this all out of pocket. Butter for crust, paper plates and cups, fruit, labor, porta potty, signs, PR - it all adds up. I do it for love, but any tip helps. [Note: Somepeople prefer to donate money with Paypal or a check]. No one is charged for pie - it is a gift. All money raised is used to help the current Misfits with food, vet care, medicines, hay and special needs.

Volunteer: I need volunteers to help at the actual event, so contact me if interested. 

Memory Stone. If you come to Pie Day you can bring a small stone that will be placed on the graves of former Misfits - the old and adopted barn animals adopted who have now passed on. Most are buried in the pumpkin patch. The old donkey also has a special grave site where we sit.

How did this all start, you ask?

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 love 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 the many adopted barn creatures of Apifera - to feed, vet and care for them. My fresh homemade pie is served as are donkey hugs - all for free, and my art and lavender are sold too. Click below to make a donation to Pino for his Pie Day.