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  1. Venison Stew, and I'm Back!

    by , 02-19-2011 at 02:52 PM
    Oh, hasn't it been busy lately! What with passing my driving test (finally) and getting a car, learning how to use it and some other personal challenges it hasn't left a lot of time for much, to be honest. I will say one thing: cooking really does relax me. I didn't realise how much until lately, but I find it more therapeutic and liberating than reading or going for a walk. The thought that someone will like what I've cooked, perhaps inspire them or make them feel warm and comfortable, makes ...
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  2. February 18th in a California Garden

    by , 02-19-2011 at 01:06 PM
    Lots of work this week, getting ready for spring.

    I sprayed down the dormant fruit trees with copper sulfate, to help keep peach curl and blight away. The mixture also has an insecticide in it, to kill overwintering insects. This is the first year I am trying this, mostly because I don't like using chemicals on my trees, but the peach and nectarine trees have been getting progressively worse cases of curl, resulting in NO fruit last year, and it was either treat them or destroy them ...

    Updated 02-20-2011 at 09:47 AM by madhen

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    Mad Hen Scratches in the Dirt
  3. To-Do List for the Day - February 19, 2011

    by , 02-19-2011 at 12:46 PM
    1. Do my morning exercise
    2. Drink 64 oz water
    3. Vitamins
    4. Floss my teeth
    5. Feed dogs breakfast
    6. Give Chewy his meds
    7. Feed parrots breakfast and change water
    8. Feed bunnies and check water
    9. Check/change food and water on parakeets and finches
    10. Turn off heat lamp in finches room
    11. Feed fish
    12. Feed goats/donkeys
    13. Medicated cookie to Girl
    14. Medicated cookie to Buddy
    15. Medicated cookie to Dusty
    16. Feed chickens and change water
    17. Check wild bird feeders and refill as necessary
    18. Check hummer feeders
    ...

    Updated 02-20-2011 at 01:35 AM by madhen

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    Keeping the Nest Tidy
  4. Road Map for the Day - February 18, 2011

    by , 02-18-2011 at 09:35 AM
    Working from home today, because I will probably go into the office tomorrow to deal with some inventory that needs to get done, but that is going to be a bear to do. So after I get my morning routine done, and everyone fed, if I can get one report finished and slog through my emails, I'll call it good. Then run to the dump, then to the feed store to pick up some supplies for the weekend, and get home before the storm, if possible. The HUNKER DOWN inside for the rest of the day, because it feels ...
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    Fluff and Feathers
  5. To-Do List for the Day - February 18, 2011

    by , 02-18-2011 at 09:32 AM
    1. Do my morning exercise
    2. Drink 64 oz water
    3. Vitamins
    4. Floss my teeth
    5. Feed dogs breakfast
    6. Give Chewy his meds
    7. Feed parrots breakfast and change water
    8. Feed bunnies and check water
    9. Check/change food and water on parakeets and finches
    10. Turn off heat lamp in finches room
    11. Feed fish
    12. Feed goats/donkeys
    13. Medicated cookie to Girl
    14. Medicated cookie to Buddy
    15. Medicated cookie to Dusty
    16. Feed chickens and change water
    17. Check wild bird feeders and refill as necessary
    18. Check hummer feeders
    ...

    Updated 02-19-2011 at 12:44 PM by madhen

    Categories
    Keeping the Nest Tidy