Archive for July 2012
Here is a great link to an article about safely providing water to bees.
UPDATE! The dog has found a home!
I got a message from a friend today about a dog looking for a home. This is not abnormal. But it turns out the dog was found. The owner even called about the dog. But now they don’t want to claim her. Having just lost a long-time family dog it is inconceivable how someone could be so irresponsible. I would love to take her in. But I cannot deal with something like that right now, given the circumstances.
I urge anyone in or with friends in Winnipeg to share this in hopes she finds a loving home. If you know of someone or can take her yourself please let me know and I will pass on the contact. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Homestead Survival for sharing this recipe.
I don’t know if you would call it sushi. But spread a banana with peanut butter and roll it in rice puffs or something crunchy. Slice it for a sushi effect or eat it whole. I would imagine chilling it would be a good idea if you plan to slice it. I haven’t tried it yet. But I think it would go great with the home made peanut butter I made a couple of posts ago.
Yesterday I was saddened to take my dog to the vet to be put to peace. Annie was an amazing dog. She was with me for about twelve years. She was the most constant force in my life through marriage, separation, divorce, moving, and all the other trials of my life over her life with me.
Annie was abandoned when tenants of a home we were considering took their other dog and left her in the back yard with a bag of food. She was so friendly and smiley. We couldn’t resist. She came to live with us and the decision was never questioned. She became fast friends with our two existing dogs and later the cats.
She was a happy and loyal friend, always willing to cuddle or play. It was sad to see her go. But it was a blessing. She was declining fast and had a few weeks left in her maybe. I decided to do it before she started to experience real discomfort. I wanted to remember her as the vibrant and fun dog she was.
I created a video for her so those that knew her could see her one last time and for others who never had the chance.
The staff at Birchwood Animal Hospital were very professional and kind. Thanks for making the process as painless as possible.
We tried the Homemade Peanut Butter recipe we posted on July 5. It was so simple and yummy. We just poured a bunch of Honey Roasted Peanuts into the food processor and let ‘er rip. At first the chopped nuts clung to the sides and nothing was on the blades. But a few taps on the side got them down to the business end. After about ten seconds it started to liquefy. We like ours a little crunchy so stopped when it was just right.
It was warm at first an a little goopy. But after a few minutes of cooling it firmed up a bit. We spread it on some rye and sampled our work.
It is delightfully quick and easy with no additives. Check out this site for this and tons of other amazing recipes.
Here is a great recipe for Home Made Mayonnaise with 4 simple ingredients.