I subscribe to the Chicken of the Sea
newsletter and was delighted to find their collection of recipes using
seafood. CLICK HERE and look near the
top for "The Mermaid's Recipes" for not just tuna recipes.
See Carl Correll's newest, stained glass
wind chimes. CLICK HERE. To check out his new blog and
newsletter, look on his first page at the bottom for workshops. Such a
beautiful wind chime.
Angela's best ever sugar cookie recipe...
She's the Thrifty Homemaker and she is sharing with us. Thank you
Angela. CLICK HERE. Take the time and
look through all her great recipes and articles. When you're needing
great cookies, check out her collection. I read a lot of her notes
posted on Facebook and always learn something new and find a yummy
recipe to try.
Patti Love took pictures of the hawk that
had come to enjoy the small birds that came up to eat.
CLICK HERE and enjoy
her articles, photos and recipes while you look around. Thank you Patti.
Pets Too Cute, the newest of photos.
Remembering 9-11. I am working on the
photos but they are hard to look at without crying.
We wish the best for everyone in the flood
areas. Find new pages to give you some insight into the problems and how
vast they are.
CLICK HERE. If you find that any site links have expired, let me
know and I will take them off. Find a new collection of photos sent in
by Arlene Wright-Correll. Thank you Nancy, Patti and Arlene. Who said
that Hurricane Irene just wasn't so bad.
Pamela Porterfield sent in the cutest of
baby photos. CLICK HERE, look for the
Koalas and enjoy them and others you might not have seen yet. Thank you
I was hearing that pasteurizing eggs made
them safe to eat raw and not set thoroughly. Is that true...
CLICK HERE and read replies from
Eggland's Best Eggs and the CDC. Eggland's ad on TV promotes eating the
yolks near raw. We'll have to remember this when people start getting
sick from eating the eggs. And pasteurizing was just someone's wishful
thinking. Didn't work.
Nancy Thompson has written a new update.
CLICK HERE and enjoy her words, see how Tim is doing. Thank you
McAlpine has sold the big acreage he had for sale but does still have
several 5 acre tracts. CLICK HERE to
see what is still available. This is in Ohio!!
What's to Blame for the Wild Weather,
CLICK HERE. Thank you NASA Science News.
Want to homestead in Ohio? Our friend
Scott McAlpine likes to find old houses, do a little fixing and offer
them for sale to someone also wanting to do some fixing. Find a new
listing that might be of interest to you.
CLICK HERE, find the Property for Sale and look around.
Arlene sent me a lot of photos of her
roses and garden. Oh so pretty. You will find them on a new page where
they are collected. CLICK HERE and
Becky sent in some recipes that sure do
sound good. CLICK HERE and check out the Cabbage Salad with dressing.
Apocalypses That Weren't , thank you History.com
Check out the Special Features and look
inside the Search Warp collection to find Arlene's latest. So much
information, stay and browse the many articles.
CLICK HERE. Thank you Arlene !!
Check out the Weather
Reports: (tell us what your
weather is doing) Go to Kathy's pages and order your Scrubbies and check
out her new products. I had asked if they had any bad effects from all
the flooding since they are in Mississippi, see what she had to say.
Are you a beef eater?
CLICK HERE Lots of
Angela Billings has a new look. She has a
new website at a new address. This week, find some great ideas for using
extract flavorings. Welcome back Angela.
CLICK HERE and enjoy. She is now known
as the Thrifty Homemaker.
There is an article posted on the support
freedom page, CLICK HERE, titled Iwo
Jima Memorial. I received a note from a fellow who wrote the item for a
book he had written. It was reported to me a anonymous and now, we know
who wrote it. It is updated and still contains the photos and personal
notes. We honor all of our heroes. Thank you Mr. Powers.
Kathy Vilseck has a new line of
handcrafted items. The Scrubbies are still the very best and now you can
find Scarves, Potholders, Dishcloths and Washcloths.
CLICK HERE and look for the new pages. Thank you Kathy. She sent me
a pot holder and dish cloth but Sly decided he needed them as padding on
his tub for napping. I couldn't argue with a kitty cat.
CLICK HERE and enjoy. Thank you Back Woods Home Magazine.
Dorothy Tweedt is sharing two of her
favorite recipes with us this week. One is Mom Tweedt's Corn and the
other is German Cherry Pie. CLICK HERE
and enjoy all her recipes and articles. Thank you so much aunt Dorothy.
What is Chavez doing with the money you
give to Citgo for his gasoline. CLICK HERE
and find the article and an update.
Vietnam is not a place I would travel to
for cave sight seeing. CLICK HERE and
look down the page for Vietnam. The new item is first and is newly
found, presented in an article for National Geographic magazine. That's
one BIG cave. And you can see why these are my reason for a stay at home
vacation. I get lost just looking around and don't get my chores done. Sigh.
and check out the New Year babies.
Stacy Artis sent a collection of adorable
photos, CLICK HERE and enjoy. Just look
for Wishing You Polar Bears.
Arlene's Ked's Shoes are on sale. "We have
reduced the price of all our Ked's casual designer shoes by 15%. Please
check it out now."
Visit Arlene's pages, CLICK HERE,
(find articles, artwork and items for sale.)
Our many thanks to Arlene
Wright-Correll and her son Don Wright. She had many times praised the
wonderful fruit from his company, Hale Groves in Florida. He graciously allowed us to sample the naval oranges
and they are divine ! ! When Texas lost all of its crop back many years
ago, they would not allow any to be imported, but that was just lifted.
Randy's words were "tasty and sweet." The ones for sale in the stores
were big and pretty but always sour and bitter. Even with Splenda or
sugar, they were never sweet. They have made a new customer. Just ask
and I'll send you their address.
Becky Taylor has many new recipes that sound
wonderful. I want to try to oven baked cheesy fries soon. Ummm. CLICK HERE Thank you Becky.
Enjoy her recipe collection but look around at her many articles. Thank
New York Kathy is sharing her recipe
for making hand cream. I'd asked if she had anything that we might be
able to make as gifts for Christmas. Thank you Kathy.
When you make donations, where
your money goes. CLICK HERE.
Have you checked out the Blogs page
recently? Arlene has so many now that I made a new page for all of hers.
Many have retreats. Look above for the link.
Avalon Stained Glass School &
Creativity Center has Workshops ! !
Flying Stained Glass Butterfly Mobile
Check out the Blog page.
CLICK HERE to see all the Blogs and
Ked's, the shoe company, has accepted 2
more of Arlene's designs for their line of casual shoes. Cute penguins
and scary witches for Halloween. CLICK
HERE and look for the Zazzle section in Special Features to learn
more and to buy your own.
Arlene Wright-Correll has a new item
for sale. You've followed her articles on making your own fused glass
items, and now you can make your own at home in your microwave. "Want to
create fused glass jewelry without the big expensive equipment then
try our Micro-wave kiln. We are having a great sale right now on our
Fuseworks Microwave kiln. Only $99.00"
CLICK HERE. And not just jewelry.
Ahh, so cute.
CLICK HERE and look for the new
collection page. Click again on the Rupert, the 1 pound survivor page.
The Support Freedom page has changed a
bit. Defend America has gone away but the Department of Defense page is
still around and you will find a new link for their page.
CLICK HERE and catch up on the
Becky Taylor is sharing a tip she found
to keep egg salad good for leftovers. She says it also works with
cucumbers. CLICK HERE and look for her
recipe section. She is also working on a new recipe for Zucchini Apple
Bread and it sounds oh so good. Thank you Becky. (She is going to try it
with applesauce and will let us know how it turns out.)
Where your gasoline comes from...
CLICK HERE and you might just change
your mind about where to fill up.
When "Sugar Free"
has loads of sugary calories: I would swear that Kool Whip's Sugar Free
variety was made with Splenda. Looking closely now, it is fructose corn
syrup. That's not good. As soon as Wanda mentioned it, I checked and we
quit using it. You can use whipping cream and sweeten it with Splenda
but you still have the sugars in the cream. Ah well.
Pam Porterfield has lots of photos.
Her cats and dogs and the cutest of pygmy goats. Oh my.
CLICK HERE and look for where it says
New Photos!!! Thank you Pam.
Kathy Vilseck sent along notes about a
Canadian Goose who had stayed a while last year and was back again this
year with a friend.
CLICK HERE but they moved along and
only a few others passing by have stopped. Kathy has been busy making
more and more Scrubbies.
Find a list of plants that will attract
Hummingbirds. CLICK HERE and enjoy. Nita
Take a picture of your pet and we will
honor them as our Pet of the Month. Send it on an email to Nita.
Did you know the name Texas comes from
the Hasini Indian word "tejas" meaning friends. Tejas is not Mexican
for Texas. About Texas, CLICK HERE.
Since I subscribe to the newsletter
sent out by the San Diego Zoo, I enjoy looking through all their fine
sections. CLICK HERE and look for the
zoo's newbies. They are just so cute ! The page used to be called Pets
but now includes all animals.
Narita Siegel is sharing LOTS of new
photos. CLICK HERE and look to the
bottom of the page for all the collections of photos. It's a long page
but the puppies are oh so cute. Click on the logo at the top of the page
to visit her website. You might find you want to buy a well-trained
Think you need a Payday Loan?
CLICK HERE and look at the top right
Please welcome Cherry Edwards in
Washington State. She sent in some photos of the Bald Eagles they see to
share with us. CLICK HERE for now
we'll have her in the Wildbird Watching section. Thank you Cherry.
Randy wanted to make fried chicken
wings from a recipe he'd found in a Betty Crocker cookbook. When we
first tried the recipe, we used the Five Spice Powder that it called
for. But we didn't like that taste. We had it again this evening,
Sunday, and I found a recipe for the Five Spice Blend. I was surprised
at what goes into making it 5 spices but used the only one that we had
on hand. Oh my, that was sure good.
CLICK HERE and look for A Recipe for Five Spice Powder.
Patti Love has sent along photos
of the beautiful gardens of this past and other seasons. The garden photos are now
on a separate page. CLICK HERE. Look
through all her photos and articles. Thank you Patti.
Reasons to NOT
get the H1N1 Flu Shot.
CLICK HERE. Thank
you Jenni Lynch. Also, there was a recent death of a teenager here in Texas.
She was taken to the family doctor when she had symptoms at 3 days. He
gave her nothing but told her to drink fluids and rest. She died a
horrible death not being able to breath and the emergency room could not
help her by that stage. We only know about her because she was local to
this area. There was another case of a young woman dying at nearly
the same time and no
details were released at all. (Nita)
Did you see YouTube and the feature
done on Boomer? He's possibly the world's largest dog. The last to come
close had died. Large dogs don't live a long life.
CLICK HERE and look for Boomer's page. A
link at the top of the page will take you back to the other Pet pages.
Angela Billings' page now has a new
logo with lots of items to read and enjoy. This is the season to feature
her many articles about things happening during the upcoming seasons. Find great recipes and articles
collected on her Home & Family Ezine page. CLICK
HERE. Thank you Angela. Her link works now, so go and look
around on her pages.
Arlene sent me a link to a page which
offers a guide to knowing when your food stuffs are still good.
CLICK HERE to visit the PhancyPage on
food and recipes.
I've started a new page titled "9-11"
and it will contain all items pertaining to September 11th, 2009. The
beginning of our war on terrorism. CLICK
HERE to find all items. My thanks to Lana for sending in both the
articles to start the collection. Have you found something to add. Write
A fellow named Paul Mallory had to
leave his best friend behind. Read the story that Carol Herzig sent to
share with us. CLICK HERE and keep a
box of Kleenex handy. Thank you Carol.
Pam Porterfield at Real Country Life
sent in a photo. Oh so CUTE. CLICK
HERE and look for her New Articles Section. Now we want one of
those. Or two or three.
Look to the top of this page for the
link to the Arlene's Week Page... See what she has been doing.
Kathy Vilseck took photos of the Tulip
Poplar tree that fell into their pond. Find 2 photos and notes. She has taken the white
Scrubbies off her list of colors available since she can no longer
obtain the material. Hey, my favorite is purple anyway.
CLICK HERE to see her pages and check
out those Scrubbies. I bought one of her hand crocheted baby blankets
and sent it to Anna Joyce. It is an heirloom item and so nice since we are not able
to send birthday and Christmas presents. Thank you Kathy ! There are
pictures of Harley and the Ducks on two pages, one at the bottom of Part
I and then a separate spot just below that on the list, just photos...
Are you a fisherperson? Are you always
looking for great places to go? I know that in Texas when you vacation
at one of the State Parks, you don't need a fishing license. It's
included, just bring your pole and tackle. Calling ahead for a
reservation would help as well. Not in Texas, just call and see what is
available in your state.
Mars Hoax is going around again.
CLICK HERE to read the NASA report. Every year at this time, someone
picks up on the item and starts sending it around. Don't believe it.
I found a list of links to websites
with information on wisely using electricity.
CLICK HERE. The one at the top of the
list is what
I have just added.
I was reading our monthly rural
electric company's magazine and found a page of links to sites with
information about best using electricity. Several of the links did not
work so they were left out but you will find some good info.
P. Allen Smith Newsletter had an
interesting article about Herb Crafts this week.
CLICK HERE and look to the Herb Section
and then to the bottom of it for Herb Crafts. I will keep looking for
more such items.
This is the CDC page. Look to the right
side for the H1N1 green square. They have the info on how to be careful
and not spread it around. CLICK HERE.
Remember that while it is extremely contagious, it is a fairly mild flu,
less deadly than the usual flu virus we see during any normal year. But
it should be treated and we do have the medicine and doctors. Did you
see that TV item where the crew went to the rural part of Mexico City
where this originated? There was no running water, they could not wash
their hands. But the network only ran the piece one time. Don't hurt
anyone's feelings. And don't show the pig farm and standing nasty water
but they did mention it. Yuck.
Mr. Obama wants to cut expenses so he
wanted Vets to pay for their own medical expenses.
CLICK HERE. He said, hey they
volunteered to fight in a war. It wasn't like they were drafted. The
media did not report it.
Find a new section just added. It's all things
concerning women's health issues. Okay, some are things that men get,
HERE. Please help me add to this section.
Becky Taylor sent in a History Exam.
CLICK HERE. See what you remember
though some things I'd never heard before. Thank you Becky.
Did you notice Nancy Thompson's new
cat, Lu, is our Pet of the Month? She is on the top of the opening page.
Looks like Sly's twin sister. Thank you Nancy. Lu was rescued from an
The Snow Photos Section has a new page.
CLICK HERE to see the new photo of
great granddaughter, Anna Joyce. It is added to the photo that
Pam Porterfield is sharing with us. Brr. Cold stuff. Thank you Pam. I've
added it to what Cherry Edwards sent in last week. Send me your snow
photos as attachments on your email or on the message itself.
Cherry Edwards lives in Spokane,
Washington. She was enjoying telling of how much snow they'd received
when I asked if she'd like to share with everyone.
CLICK HERE to see some awesome photos
of their 61 inches in just December. Thank you Cherry. We hope you
will be a regular contributor.
Love (OLDGUNS) has written a new article about his collection
of old guns. CLICK HERE
and look for
Model 1903 Springfield Rifle. Thank you Rick. There are some excellent
NEVER, NEVER open any
online postcard or greeting
card even when it says it is from someone you know. It will bring you a
virus that will take lots of money and work to remove. Never use one of
the online offers to correct the problem. They are the ones who created
the virus in the first place. Send a separate email to the person whose
name you know and let them know that you cannot open the item. They
probably know nothing about the danger. 123greetings . com has been
around a long time but they can sure destroy your entire computer.
Becky Whitford has started a new
collection of stories. Look in the top section right below her
Homeschooling pages. It is called "Stories from the Old Homeplace" and
find the second in the series added this week. She has also written the
part two in of Sourdough, Not Just for Bread articles. Find it as a
special feature pair. CLICK
HERE. Thank you Becky. I can just smell the yeasty aroma of the
sourdough. Ummm. Catch up on any of her articles you've not read yet.
found an excellent page at the Black & Decker website with lots and
lots of project ideas and helpful information. CLICK
HERE and enjoy looking around.
HERE to find a new page full of savings ideas.
give chocolate to your dog. Find a new recipe for a sweet treat that is
safe and also my original Doggie Yum Yum recipe. CLICK
HERE and look for the recipes.
Bender from Brain Connection CLICK
HERE (right side of page).
out for Chase Credit Card company. CLICK
HERE to read about our bad experiences.
you like to write and post a Tribute to Our Troops? Give them praise and
honor. Send me an email CLICK
HERE. CLICK HERE
to visit the Support our Troops Section. Have you found photos and
websites to share? We thank Becky Taylor and Kathy Vilseck (The
Scrubbie Lady) for their contributions.
Boswell has added her anniversary date to our list of those celebrating.
CLICK HERE to see if you are on the
list so your dates can be posted as they occur.
YOU LIKE TO SHARE your own words, some recipes, some help to those
Reports CLICK HERE! Quit Smoking? CLICK HERE! In the Spotlight? CLICK HERE!
Support Freedom CLICK HERE Homeschooling CLICK HERE !
Recipes CLICK HERE