Deaf dog

How to deal with a Deaf Pet

Our male Border Collie Speck is deaf.  Never having had a deaf pet before, it took me a bit of time to figure it out. For starters he seemed very stubborn as a puppy.  He never listened to me.   Occasionally my husband's deep and louder voice would get his attention.  He seemed willing to learn, [...]

Senior Pets for Senior Citizens

I caught this story on line - what a great idea.  I can only hope more places would "adopt" the idea.  Pets give a senior citizen a reason to get up in the morning, to have a purpose, namely to care for another leaving being. Older pets have shorter lifespan, and so a senior person [...]

12 Kitchen Safety Tips for Handling Poultry

It's summer and barbecue time, and let's face it, chicken goes on the grill right behind hamburgers and hot dogs.  Chicken, however, is not as safe to handle as beef (although beef certainly can carry bacteria as well, and most of the same rules apply to other eat besides chicken).  So here are some tips [...]

Easy Date Nut Bread

One of the things I buy in bulk is dates.  I love them.  And they are terribly expensive in the little packs at my grocery store, but when I buy dates in bulk on line , the price per pound is much less than the tiny pack in the store.  They keep well in the [...]

Making Yogurt at home with a cooler

For the last few years I have been making my own yogurt.  It's easy, I can make as much or as little as I might need, and it is totally fresh without preservatives or added sugar.  It's great in a smoothie, or just dished up with fresh fruit.  Use it anyway you would use a [...]

My Blooming Cactus

I have a cactus grown from a small piece my sister gave me.  She got a piece from her father-in-law, so we are keeping it going in the family.  It's taken years for the plant to get large.  Every spring I put it outside - it just loves rain and summer sun. This year it [...]