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Mrs. Menagerie

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me·nag·er·ie

[muh-naj-uh-ree] noun

1. a collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition.

2. a place where they are kept or exhibited.

3. an unusual and varied group of people.                                               --dictionary.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Healthy and Cheap Shrimp Recipes: Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo & Simple Shrimp Scampi

    2 years ago

    I love shrimp! But shrimp can be really expensive, especially when you live a long way from the nearest coast. The secret to keeping within your budget and still enjoying shrimp in your recipes, is to find recipes that...

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    The Moscow Mule: An Easy and Ultra Refreshing Mixed Drink with Vodka

    21 months ago

    The Moscow Mule is a super refreshing vodka cocktail that first became popular in the 1950s. Making a Moscow Mule is as simple as it gets, but the secret to a good Moscow Mule is starting with a good Ginger Beer, such...

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    Video How to Feed a Wild Baby Bird

    2 years ago

    Feeding a baby wild bird is an enormous undertaking and takes time and dedication. Whenever possible, babies should be left with their parents: they will always be best off with their own, avian mum and dad. However,...

  • 8

    White Manicotti with Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe

    2 years ago

    This chicken manicotti dish is so flavorful and de-lish! My whole family loves it...and that is really saying something because I've got three, hard to please guys, who almost never agree on any one thing. The recipe...

  • 13

    Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

    2 years ago

    Coconut Cream Pie is one of my husband's favorite desserts, but it has to be just right! I never, ever use a boxed pudding mix to make the filling. It just is not the same; there is nothing quite so flavorful, buttery,...

  • 7

    I Found A Baby Bird: What To Do

    2 months ago

    Nestling Tree Swallows Spring has sprung and soon the wildlife around us will be having their young...this includes the birds. It is not uncommon for us humans to come across a fallen chick or a nest of them, and then...

  • 30

    Video 5 Reasons Ravens Are Super Smart Birds

    2 years ago

    Ravens, members of the clever Corvid family, have the largest brain in relation to body size, of any bird. They are excellent problem solvers, can create and use tools and have superb memories. Scientists consider an...

  • 36

    Easy and Delicious Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe

    2 years ago

    This is a super quick and easy recipe that I make with left over roasted or rotisserie chicken. The ingredients are rich and the result is a meal that everyone in my family enjoys. I, for one, am always looking for ways...

  • 40

    I Found an Injured Bird: What to Do

    2 months ago

    The Crow: a member of the Family Corvidae Baddog on flickr Chances are good that, sooner or later, everyone will come across a hurt or sick wild bird*. Many of us are kind-hearted, caring individuals who want to help,...

  • 10

    How to Use Smilebox to Simplify Your Life

    2 years ago

    If you find yourself postponing the chore of mailing out all those holiday cards, or realizing that you should have mailed your party invitations last week? Fear not, digital greeting cards, or e-cards, are more...

  • 10

    A Day in the Life of a Little Baby: A Photo Gallery

    2 years ago

    Is there anything more adorable in all the world than a baby? I recently became an aunt and I can tell you one thing for sure...becoming an aunt is WAY more fun than becoming a mom! Aunties get to hold sweet babies....

  • 8

    Celebrities With Unfeminine, Short Hair

    2 years ago

    With that short hair cut, you could almost mistake Angelina for a guy... yea, right! preit on flickr I recently wrote a hub about long hair styles, specifically, long hair styles on women over 40. It is my opinion, that...

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    Cool and Easy Photoshop Effects

    2 years ago

    In this day and age of ever improving technology, editing your photos can be just as easy and fun as taking them in the first place. Even the "photographically challenged" can end up with some great results by...

  • 11

    DIY Plumbing: No Hot Water!

    2 months ago

    Oh no, you've got no hot water! But wait, don't call the plumber quite yet. Take a moment to troubleshoot because there are several minor issues that are easy to fix. Water heaters are some of the most long-lasting and...

  • 7

    DIY Plumbing: How To Fix A Leaking Faucet

    2 years ago

    Do you have a leaking faucet but don't have the time or money to hire a plumber to fix it? No problem, most of the time a leaky faucet is a quick and easy fix. First, you will want to shut off the water to the faucet in...

  • 34

    DIY Plumbing: Frozen Water Pipes and Main Shut Off Valves

    2 years ago

    First and foremost, it is always wise to be prepared for a plumbing emergency such as a pipe bursting in your home. Water damage can be extremely costly, not to mention inconvenient. Should you suddenly find yourself in...

  • 36

    Bank of Evil (Formerly Lehman Brothers)

    2 years ago

    Warning, what you are about to read is not a politically correct story. This is a true story about how hard working, small business owners can be completely ruined by the mistakes of a greedy, money spending, imprudent...

  • 16

    Water Dog to Tiger Salamander

    2 months ago

    Observing an adult Blotched Tiger Salamander Mrs. M Frogs and snakes And salamander's tails, That's what little boys are made of. Isn't that the way it goes? Well, it does around my house. My kids love nature...

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    Camping Outside Yellowstone: Gallatin National Forest

    6 weeks ago

    You are enjoying (or perhaps still planning) a fantastic trip to Yellowstone National Park. Congratulations, Yellowstone is just astounding! Old Faithful is so impressive, and the falls at the "Grand Canyon of the...

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    Women Over 40 Should Not Wear Long Hairstyles

    2 months ago

    Clearly, there is nothing sexy about 42 year old Jennifer Lopez with ultra long hair. Kalumba on flickr Every proper woman knows the rule: "no long hair styles after 4o." These days, however, propriety seems...

  • 20

    Chicken Satay and More Easy Dinner Recipes

    2 years ago

    Easy Recipe for Chicken Satay Mrs. M Satay recipes originated in Indonesia and generally describe marinated, skewered and grilled meat served with a peanut or other spicy dipping sauce. Here are two great recipes for...

  • 11

    A Quick Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes and Names

    2 months ago

    Where is my Melchizedek? Austin Donisan on flickr You've seen them, those extra-large, giant or even enormous bottles of wine or champagne. But do you know the names for these different wine bottle sizes and more...

  • 69

    Camping in Bear Country with Kids

    11 months ago

    Taylor Fork camp site, Montana Mrs.M My kids love to camp! My husband and I do too, for that matter. Finally, a chance to spend time together, unwind, and unplug from the TV, video games and even mobile phones. Camping...

  • 24

    Yellow Butterfly Wings: Mary's Story

    2 years ago

    Mary: A yellow and black butterfly One day, in the late spring, a little boy named Avery found a big, beautiful, yellow and black butterfly. The butterfly could not fly; she had a wing that was too short on one side....

  • 9

    Chris Van Dusen's "Mr. Magee" Books for Children

    2 years ago

    Dawn is just breaking for McGee and Dee Chris Van Dusen has written two of my family's all time favorite children's books: Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee . Although relatively new,...

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    Green Swallowtail Caterpillars to Black and Yellow Butterflies

    2 months ago

    This is Mary, a beautiful Swallowtail butterfly with a crippled left hind-wing. One day last June, my little boy found a beautiful yellow butterfly with black stripes and blue spots on the hind wings; it was just...

  • 18

    My Wildlife in Montana: True Bear Stories

    2 years ago

    Black Bears in Montana Mrs. Menagerie I have lived in bear country for over eleven years now and I have some favorite, true stories about bears. Bears can be quite funny when they aren't scaring the pants off everyone,...

  • 40

    Grizzly Bear Attack! Tips for Hiking Safely in Bear Country

    2 years ago

    Two Hikers were attacked by a mother Grizzly Bear while hiking the Deer Creek Trail, May 13th, 2011 at approximately 3:30 pm. A man and woman were enjoying the popular hiking trail in the Gallatin Canyon, when an elk...

  • 20

    Disney Vacation with an Autistic Child

    2 years ago

    My youngest child is a beautiful, kind, loving, intelligent boy who is also autistic. My older son has had to make many sacrifices and adjustments because of his brother's "condition." One thing I will not...

  • 4

    The Recipe: How to Make Easy Chicken Curry

    2 years ago

    Ingredients 6 bone-in chicken breasts or pieces vegetable oil (enough to coat pan) 2 chopped onions, medium sized yellow 4 minced garlic cloves 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp....

  • 42

    What are Truffles? (Not the Chocolate Kind)

    2 years ago

    What is a truffle? No doubt you have seen truffles on restaurant menus or you have truffle recipes which call for shaved truffles, truffle salt or truffle oil. Maybe you have even cooked with truffles but are still not...

  • 17

    The Recipe: How to Make the Best Braised Beef Short Ribs

    2 months ago

    Many people have asked how we at The Timbers Restaurant make our signature Braised Beef Short Ribs. So, I have asked our chef if he would be willing to share his coveted beef recipe and he gladly obliged. You will not...

  • 16

    The Top 5 Best Hairstyles for Little Boys

    2 months ago

    docsearls As the Mom of 2 good-looking (if I do say so myself) and savvy boys, it is my duty to stay on top of boy's hair styles and trends and know which are the best hair cuts for my guys. They want to look good, of...

  • 6

    The Recipe: How to Make the Best Apple Fritters

    2 years ago

    2 Cups of Flour 1 TBSP Sugar 1 TBSP Baking powder 1 tsp Salt 2 Eggs 2/3 Cups Milk 2 TBSP Vegetable Oil 3 medium sized Apples (any kind you choose) Vegetable Oil for frying mixture of Cinnamon and Sugar...

  • 20

    Do-It-Yourself Flower Garden for Caterpillars and Butterflies

    2 years ago

    I have decided to make it my mission this summer to provide a little oasis for the migrating Monarch butterflies and their caterpillars in my own backyard. You may have noticed that you just don't see as many of these...

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    What is Absinthe and How to Mix, Serve and Drink Absinthe

    6 weeks ago

    Absinthe is a vivid green, highly alcoholic, licorice flavored spirit made primarily with the three herbs: Wormwood, Anise and Fennel. Absinthe has a certain mysterious allure; it has been taboo in America and most of...

  • 17

    A True Story About a "Good Wolf" Named Limpy

    2 years ago

    This photo was taken by my friend C.W. last summer 2010 Limpy was a "good wolf." That was what Yellowstone wolf watchers said about this three- legged wolf after he was shot to death on March 28, 2008. Born...

  • 15

    Granny's Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

    10 days ago

    There are a number of reasons why I love pumpkin bread, not the least of which is: it's easy. I appreciate an easy recipe when cooking with young people who want to participate as much as possible. Also, it is...

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    Reintroduction of the Gray Wolf: Pros and Cons

    11 months ago

    Alpha Grey Wolf USFWS For eons, the native species of North America evolved into an entirely self sustaining balance of predator, prey and supporting habitat. This ecosystem thrived for countless ages without any...

  • 19

    Xylitol: Sugarfree Gum Can Kill Your Dog!

    2 years ago

    Sleepy Neko The information that Xylitol, a sugar free sweetener, is deadly to dogs is not new. However, the number of dog deaths related to ingesting Xylitol is still increasing alarmingly. A dog which eats even a...

  • 14

    Should I Let My Indoor Cat Outdoors?

    3 years ago

    I am a cat person (well, actually I love ALL animals, including cats) and have been all my life. As a little girl, I had four cats: all of whom were let outdoors whenever they pleased. We lived on a large wooded...

  • 8

    Painted Lady Caterpillars to Butterflies: The Butterfly Lifecycle

    2 years ago

    The Painted Lady or Vanessa Cardui (Cardui comes from the Latin word "kardos" which means "Thistle") is named after the caterpillars favorite host plant. They are also commonly known as the Thistle...

  • 7

    How to Keep Cats from Eating Your Plants

    3 years ago

    I've got this favorite bamboo plant that my fat cat, Boomba, just would not leave alone. He loved to eat it! I suppose that the leaves are similar in texture to grass, and cats do like to eat grass. Of course I love my...

  • 7

    The Karelian Bear Dog: an Unlikely Friend to Bears

    2 years ago

    Have you ever heard of the Karelian Bear Dog or KBD? If you have not, it is not too surprising as this breed has only been in The U.S. since the mid 1980's. This breed is originally from, you guessed it, Karelia; an...

  • 5

    Mourning Cloak Caterpillars to Butterflies: The Butterfly Lifecycle

    2 years ago

    My kids and I love to search for butterflies, or more specifically the eggs and caterpillars, so that we can "raise" them and watch the amazing transformations. True you can just buy a kit, but we find...

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