Food and Drink, Health and Beauty - No Comments » - Posted on April, 29 at 9:54 am
I have been trying to be live a healthier lifestyle. Really, I have. About all I can seem to be continuous in right now is getting exercise. Be it going for walks, working in the garden (or farm), or just lifting some weights for to tone my arms. That I can do. Eating healthy though? Not so much. But this, this I can definitely get used to doing:
Made with garden fresh ingredients to boot!
- Approximately 3 cups milk
- 4-6 medium sized strawberries
- 6-8 ripe black berries
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3 fresh mint (spearmint) leaves
Combine in blender and liquefy until ingredients are nicely blended. Absolutely delicious.
Tagged: black berry
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Paw Prints - No Comments » - Posted on April, 27 at 11:57 am
Don’t Fuck with Moms.
Seriously, do not mess with Moms – there is nothing in nature more scary than a mother protecting her babies.
Rukia is a dainty little stray cat who is nursing this adorable litter of two week old kittens. Now, she normally weighs in an 8lbs, but despite how much I’ve been feeding her, I’m figuring she weighs in at 7lbs now because she’s nursing. So 7lb kitty cat versus a wild Jack rabbit – you’d probably think the rabbit is gonna win or at least escape right?
Let me disabuse you of that notion:
This is what I came home to see this morning.
And any doubt I had that it was Rukia was put to rest seeing the little splatters of blood on her chest. And yes, she was completely unharmed and looking insufferably smug.
The dirt by the door, which I failed to sweep after three days of steady wind, shows that the rabbit tried to get away. There are all kinds of tracks where the rabbit seemingly tried to gain traction to flee, but to no avail.
My guess is, the rabbit got too close to where Rukia has her babies so she eliminated it. That’s the only thing I can think of because Rukia has never gone after rabbits before, that I’ve seen at least. So protective mama!kitty trumps rabbit bigger than she is.
Yeah, she was violent though, wasn’t she? I can’t even find the head. And there is no way she ate the skull of a rabbit…so now I half expect to find a sign somewhere in the yard that reads “trespassers beware” with a rabbit skull (and maybe squirrel and gopher skulls too?) stuck on it. So, lovely mess to clean up when I got home. But hey! One less critter digging in my garden.
Although, to be honest, I am now keeping an eye on this kitty. The cat from Pet Sematary has nothing on her.
, jack rabbit
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Paw Prints - 1 Comment » - Posted on April, 22 at 10:58 am
My kitty Rukia, who I’ve referenced here on the blog before as “the stray that came to stay” had babies on April 10th and I finally got to see them today! Now, I’ve known where they were (in the storage shed) but I hadn’t actually seen them or gone near them yet for fear Rukia would move them. She may be a lot tamer now, but Rukia is still a stray at heart and gets super jittery at times.
There are three of them, a black and tan one, an orange one, and a white one with some black and tan. They’re so cute and just a couple days shy of two weeks. I’ll need to start looking for homes for them soon.
I really wanna keep the white one. It’s got six digits on both front paws (an extra little deformed claw on the side) and five digits on both back paws. Kitty has an extra 4 digits! Kind of hard to see in the photos though:
The kitten looks to be in good health otherwise – and it’s certainly the most vocal/fussy of the trio to boot! I don’t think Denali will like it if I get another kitten though. But I think she’s gonna have to just suck it up, because I really want to keep that kitten. I’ve always wanted a polydactyly cat, and a Janus cat too, so I really don’t think I can give this kitty up.
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Beading Dragon, Home Life - 3 Comments » - Posted on March, 5 at 11:14 pm
Ever since I lost my job I’ve been finding myself becoming lazier and lazier by the day. I stay up later than what I used to – because hey! I don’t gotta go to work in the morning! – so I end up getting up later in the morning as well. I have also developed the bad tendency to put things off. My reasoning? Oh, I’ll do it late, it’s not like I’m going anywhere later/tomorrow.
Needless to say, aside from certain chores, the house has gotten pretty messy. And the yard doesn’t even bear mentioning.
But today, oh today I got so much done it was crazy.
The house got picked up big time. Walls washed because it had been too long since they got a good cleaning and the curtains were taken down and cleaned. Refrigerator was cleaned out, dishes that had started getting stacked up got washed, counters scrubbed down, and even the stove and oven got a thorough cleaning. Then came vacuuming, sweeping, and just general tidying up. The only thing I didn’t touch was the bathroom, because strangely enough, I kept up with that so it didn’t need much besides putting away stuff left out on the counter. :???:
But aside from cleaning like crazy, I got to work on quite a few projects for my store. I just need to take some pictures and write up the product descriptions. Hopefully I can get some new items added in the next couple of days. I also finished up the remaining orders I had and will be getting those delivered this Thursday.
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