Ice Cream Toppings worth the splurge

I always like an evening snack.   I blame my parents.  On the farm we had supper at 5 pm sharp, then back to the barn for the evening milking, feeding the calves, and putting everyone to bed. By 8.30-9 pm we were all hungry again.  It's a very hard habit to break, even all these [...]

How to make Galumpki’s

My mother-in-law taught me to make galumpki's (stuffed cabbage rolls) before we even got married. Her way was pretty traditional in the Polish manner (though she would always correct her sons saying she was Ukrainian, not Polish).  You need a fairly large head of cabbage, so you get large enough leaves to stuff.  The number [...]

3 Key Reasons to Cook at Home

I guess I am just a traditional farm girl.  Dinner was when everyone gathered around the table to eat together.  Always. Every night. I really never considered any other option.  The idea of people eating all different times and having different food is a totally foreign concept to me. So here are the 3 Key [...]

Container Gardening

Anyone can do container gardening - on a table, in a window, on a deck or porch or in a garden setting. From the smallest, maybe a pot of two of herbs in a window, to a garden that is 25 x 40'....if you want to have some fresh plants, herbs or flowers, I am [...]

The Spoon Theory

I love this post.  It suits me to a T.  My rheumatoid arthritis is just such a disease.  I don't "look sick".  But I may have a hard time walking, especially after getting out of a vehicle. I will use the handicap stall in the ladies room, so that I can hold the handrails to [...]

Overworked: There is never enough time

I came across an interesting blog, which can help me share some thoughts with a daily one word via Daily Prompt: Overworked .  I love this idea of taking on a one word challenge. I learned early on all about hard work.  I grew up on a dairy farm.  The cows were always there, [...]

5 Things to Consider When You Choose a Veterinarian?

Anyone who has a pet should have a veterinarian that they can  visit regularly as needed.  But it is equally as important to find a veterinarian and staff that you feel comfortable with and can trust.  I have found that when they get to know me and my pets, I can usually get in without [...]

Pet Vaccines Explained

As a veterinary technician I learned to abbreviate a lot of things.  Like any other industry, veterinary medicine has it's own language.  And an alphabet of acronyms for all the things handled in a veterinary hospital. Vaccines are one of the most basic things you can do for your pet. Each letter in the alphabet [...]